Google said the final FIFA World Cup 2022 match between Argentina and France pushed its search traffic to the highest in 25 years. The CEO of Google and Alphabet Sundar Pichai disclosed this on Monday.
According to him, the FIFA World Cup 2022 final, which saw Argentina emerge as the winner after a penalty shootout, seemed like the only thing the whole world was searching for yesterday.
The Google CEO, who had earlier described the final match as one of the greatest games took to his Twitter page to announce the record from the match. He said:
“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!”
Google was founded on September 4, 1998, by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were PhD students at Stanford University in California and it has been a major search platform all over the world.
Meanwhile, the World Cup continues to dominate discussions across social media platforms. On Twitter, it has been the most trending topic with the hashtag ‘Congratulations to Messi’ trending as number one globally.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 kicked off in Qatar on November 20 with the host Qatar playing the first match against Ecuador. The match ended 2-0 in favour of the Ecuadorian national team.