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How to play London 2012 football Google doodle

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First published: August 10, 2012, 6:45 AM IST | Updated: August 10, 2012
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How to play London 2012 football Google doodle
Google wants to test your virtual goalkeeping skills in with the interactive London 2012 football doodle.

New Delhi: In the virtual Olympics that is also parallely underway on Google's home page, Friday's scheduled event is football.

After a wrist-wrecking paddling in slalom canoe on Thursday, Google now wants to test your goalkeeping skills in with its interactive London 2012 football doodle.

Football is the fourth sport in Google's armchair Olympics. After 11 static doodles, Google debuted an interactive hurdles doodle on Tuesday, followed by basketball, then slalom canoe and now followed by football.

The controls to be used in the London 2012 football Google doodle are quite similar to the previous three playable doodles. You can either use the keyboard, the mouse or even a combination of both.

You can use the left and right arrow keys to move the goalkeeper in the corresponding directions and press the spacebar key to make him jump to save goals. Alternately you can make use of the mouse to move the goalkeeper and press the left or right mouse button to make the goalkeeper jump.

You could also use the keyboard to perform one action and the mouse for another. For example use the mouse for movement and the spacebar for jumps.

The object of the London 2012 football Google doodle is to prevent your opponent striker from scoring goals against you. There is no time limit and the gane gets over when three goals are conceded. Points are collected on the basis of the number of goals saved - one each for each save.

The scores can also be flaunted on Google's social networking service Google Plus.

This is the fifteenth London 2012 Google doodle. The football events at London 2012 are scheduled from July 25 to August 11.

At men's football in the Olympics is an under-23s competition and each team is allowed to include only three older players. However, there's no age restriction in the women's competition.

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