FIFA World Cup final breaks 25-year-old Google search records
FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and France on Sunday shattered the 25-year-old records of Google search, confirmed CEO Sundar Pichai.
Google is the world’s most popular search engine, with more than 99,000 searches per second and nearly 9 billion searches per day. But the FIFA World Cup 2022 final has broken the previous search records of the tech giant.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai took to Twitter to confirm the development.
He wrote: “Search recorded its highest ever traffic in 25 years during the final of FIFA World Cup.”
He added that it seems like the whole world is searching for the same thing on the internet.
“It was like the entire world was searching about one thing,” he added.
CEO Google hailed both Argentina and France, calling the FIFA World Cup final one of the greatest event.
Messi finally crowned his record-breaking career with the one trophy that was missing as he produced a performance that will go down in World Cup history, scoring a first-half penalty and netting again in extra time.
France had fought back from 2-0 down in the last 10 minutes as Kylian Mbappe scored twice to equalise and force extra time in a pulsating match watched by an 89,000 crowd in Lusail Stadium.
Messi seemed to have decided the match in extra time with his second goal of the game before his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Mbappe completed only the second World Cup final hat-trick to bring the score to 3-3 and force penalties.
Gonzalo Montiel swept home the decisive spot kick to win the shootout 4-2 for Argentina — but this was Messi’s moment.