(Yicai Global) June 12 -- Alibaba's mapping and navigation unit AutoNavi Software will launch a 'Map of Bars' features in its Amap app to help soccer revelers in the country's major cities find places to watch 2018 FIFA World Cup matches.
The cities include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hangzhou, the Bejing-based firm said in a statement. Watchers can also use an integrated taxi-hailing service on the platform to choose from different service providers, including Didi Chuxing, Shenzhou Zhuanche, Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, and electric vehicle sharer Caocao Zhuanche, to find a ride home after the match.
To celebrate the upcoming month of soccer, the web mapper launched a new voice on its navigation feature; famous Chinese football commentator Huang Jianxiang. Amap will also host a live broadcast from the match between France and Australia on June 16 with Huang.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will start in Moscow, Russia on June 14 and the final match will be held on July 15.
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