The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in 10 days when host Russia kicks off against Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14. But soccer fans won’t have to wait that long to watch reels of highlights from every World Cup since 1958. On Monday, FOX Sports launched The Highlight Machine, powered by IBM and presented by Adidas, to allow users to trawl through a huge archive of the best bits from past tournaments.
The highlights are drawn from 300 matches between 1958 and 2014, including finals, most knockout games, and the biggest upsets. Once the 2018 tournament starts, new highlights will be added quickly after each match ends.
Fans can sort highlights by year, team, player, match, or the type of play, and can share the reel they create with friends on social media. The top 50 most popular fan-created highlight reels will also be featured on the FOX Sports website. The Highlight Machine is available online or through the FOX Sports app.