On-field genius of in-form Germany and antics of passionate coaches on the touchline dominated the google searches as the World Cup leaped into the final with the conclusion of the last-four stage matches in Brazil. Also Read - Google Workspace now available for everyone, including free Google account owners
As fans wait to see Argentina and Germany in the ‘Battle de finale’ on Sunday, Google Search recapped some of the crazy and entertaining moments they cherished again and again. An historical battle by all counts, with an exhilarating performance by the German squad that delivered a shocking record 1-7 World Cup defeat to Brazil, led to an increase in searches for Germany by 370x during the match. German striker Miroslav Klose became the World Cup’s all-time record scorer with his 16th goal during their semifinal against Brazil. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
Another such moment emerged during the recent Argentina-Belgium match where Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella gained Internet fame after he became so engrossed in a chance for his side that he almost fell over. Mexico coach Piojo Herrera was by far, the most entertaining coach to watch at the World Cup, managing to grab everyone’s attention with his celebration style. Fans searched for “Piojo” online after his epic side-line celebrations during Mexico-Croatia match, Google said in a statement. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
Japanese fans, armed with blue rubbish bags scoured the stadium for any mess and made sure the Football Arena was left in good condition when their team played their set of matches. The positive gesture from Japanese fans was appreciated by football fans across the globe. The fastest of this World Cup and one of the quickest goals in the tournament’s history was up on show for fans as USA captain Clint Dempsey wasted no time against Ghana, scoring the 2014 World Cup tournament’s fastest goal a mere 32 seconds after kick-off. And finally, from the fashion ramps to the football arena, Fernando Torres wardrobe malfunction during the first half of Spain versus Australia match did bring some unusual cheers among the crowd. Fans continued to search for the player and the incident online after the match.