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How to get the World Cup Schedule in Google Calendar

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The World Cup is fast approaching and there are a ton of football (I guess soccer if you’re in North America) games that will be played very shortly. We’ll show you how you can get a schedule of all the matches right into your Google Calendar so that you don’t have any excuse for missing any of the action.

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Linking the World Cup scheduled with your Google Calendar is actually done very easily. First you’ll need to visit the web version of the service, so head over to Google Calendar and log into your Google account, if you haven’t already done so.

On the left hand side of your calendar, you’ll see a list of Other Calendars which when you click on, will have a drop down menu.

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From that menu, select the Add by Url option and then copy and paste the following link

https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/vdmtdcektajkqjk51vvda4ni4k%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic

Once this is completed, you’ll start seeing the World Cup schedule pop up onto the web version of your Google Calendar.

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To get it on your mobile device, you’ll have to first head on your mobile device and fire up the Google Calendar app. From there, go into your Settings and click on the account in which you linked the World Cup schedule. From there, you’ll see that list of calendars and that the World Cup schedule is unticked for synchronization. Make sure to tick this box and then when you head back to your calendar, you’ll see the schedule on your mobile device.

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  • Martin Harvey 6 months ago Link

    Try copying that URL!

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  • Geoff Totten 6 months ago Link

    I have done all you say but when I go into settings click my account name it comes up with "no calendars"

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  • Geoff Totten 6 months ago Link

    Shows up on my calendar online but not on my phones calendar.

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    • Martin Harvey 6 months ago Link

      G'day Geoff. Works everywhere for me. I clicked the carat drop down symbol the the right of Other Calendars and then selected Add by URL and pasted in the URL.

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  • Martin Harvey 6 months ago Link

    Geoff - Go to other calendars on the middle left of the calendar screen; click the carat to the right (drop down triangle symbol); and select Add by URL and paste the URL in. Should then work in any Google calendar - works for me on Mac, Android tablet and phone.

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  • Geoff Totten 6 months ago Link

    Added the url fine and it shows on my PC, but it doesn't sync with my phone.

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  • Geoff Totten 6 months ago Link

    It shows up now took an hour to do it. Cheers for the help mate!

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    • Martin Harvey 6 months ago Link

      Sync'ing time! You're most welcome Geoff.

      BTW while I'm Canadian, originally a Pommie, we spent a delightful 2 years living in Sydney 1992-94 when I was part of the Optus start-up team.

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