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by Andy Williams on 28th June 2010
Google has released details of the most popular World Cup-related searches on the internet.
As well as the initial surge in enquiries as teams fought for a place in the final 16 of the tournament, controversial decisions and results in the first round proved to be very popular.
According to Google, Spain’s defeat at the hands of Switzerland drove plenty of web traffic, as did New Zealand’s performance against Italy.
Although ‘striker’ was the most popular search when it came to player positions at the beginning of the tournament, ‘goalkeeper’ soon went into the lead after England keeper Rob Green let the ball slide past him into the net during their opening game against the US.
Aside from the football itself, the SEO services provider noted searches for ‘vuvuzela’ and Shakira’s official 2010 World Cup song were also popular.
England went out of the World Cup yesterday (Sunday June 27th) when they lost 4-1 to old rivals Germany in a controversial game that saw a goal by Frank Lampard not given.