Google records its highest search traffic in 25 years during the France v Argentina 2022 FIFA World Cup Final

Google records its highest search traffic in 25 years during the France v Argentina 2022 FIFA World Cup Final

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and the Argentina National Team

Sunday’s Final night of the 2022 FIFA World Cup was remarkable for football fans and historical for Google. The search engine registered its highest-ever traffic in 25 years since its origin.  Alphabet and Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, took to his Twitter to break the sensational news worldwide. The emphatic Argentina Vs France World Cup final prompted it.

“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,” Tweeted Sundar Pichai. Pichai also mentioned that it was one of the greatest games he had ever witnessed. “Well played, Argentina and France. Jogo Bonito. Nobody deserves it more than #messi, in the greatest ever to play the game. What a swansong,” Pichai said in another tweet to address this particular game.


The World Cup Final witnessed Lionel Messi finally fulfilling his dream of winning the prestigious Golden trophy. The triumph now puts him in the padestal of sporting history among the greatest players ever. Argentina won the thriller world cup final 4-2 on penalties. The Argentine team was 2-0 ahead til the 80th minute. A mind boggling Kylian Mbappe hattrick dragged the game into penalties, where Argentina finally crossed the line.

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Lionel Messi vs Kylian Mbappe in the FIFA World Cup Final: The perfect battle

Lionel Messi with Kylian Mbappe

If we look up close, the game wasn’t France vs. Argentina, but a number 10 versus 10. Of the PSG teammates who stood tied for the Golden Boot, one is approaching the near end of his extended reign over football versus one who already has one hand on his throne. A man who is desperately vying for World Cup glory versus a boy who could have ended up as a two-time world champion just by the age of 23. But destiny had other plans for the supreme young talent.


As Lionel Messi opened the scoring first with a spot kick and his deputy Angel Di Maria sealed the second goal, Kylian Mbappe rose to greatness when he doubled his scoresheet by equalizing the tally. Lionel Messi, with the form of his life, scored the potential winner, but the young French talisman scored yet again, dominating the 35-year-old with a hat-trick- A World Cup Final hat-trick. Arguably the Greatest FIFA World Cup Final ever.

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