Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a tweet on Monday confirmed that the World Cup final tumbled past records in terms of search volume.
Argentina won their third FIFA World Cup title on Sunday, defeating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation and extra time. The finale saw an evenly fought battle as France came from behind twice in the contest to force the match into tiebreakers.
Argentina took an early lead after receiving a penalty for a foul on Angel Di Maria inside the D. In the 23rd minute, Lionel Messi broke the deadlock from 12-yards out. Following the penalty, the South Americans scored another counterattacking goal. This time, it was Di Maria’s name on the scoresheet.
Just when it appeared that Argentina would bulldoze France with a 2-0 lead, the Les Bleus equalized in the 81st minute. Both goals came within a minute of each other, with French star Kylian Mbappe rising to the occasion.
Argentina managed to put France on the back foot once more, with Messi and company scoring the third goal in the 108th minute. Mbappe, on the other hand, thwarted Argentina’s plans once more, scoring an equalizer from the penalty spot in the 118th minute.
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez then stole the show with his breathtaking display, as he made a crucial save during the final minutes and then saved two spot kicks to hand Argentina their third World Cup title.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a tweet on Monday confirmed that the World Cup final tumbled past records in terms of search volume. “Search recorded its highest ever traffic in 25 years during the final of #FIFAWorldCup , it was like the entire world was searching about one thing!” he tweeted.
Search recorded its highest ever traffic in 25 years during the final of #FIFAWorldCup , it was like the entire world was searching about one thing!
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) December 19, 2022