Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Top Online Searches During FIFA World Cup 2014

There were more than 2.1 billion tournament-related searches on Google during the course of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

updated: July 18, 2014 19:42 IST
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His team may have lost the final to Germany but Lionel Messi dominated Google searches alongwith Cristiano Ronaldo.


New Delhi: He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the Google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. (Related: World Cup final breaks social media records)

"Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi may have not performed to the expectations of fans this World Cup, but online search trends reveal that they retain the top spot when it comes to being the best strikers in the World Cup," Google said in a release. (Also read: Argentina press lauds team)

There were more than 2.1 billion tournament-related searches on Google. For the record, Germany won their fourth world title beating Argentina 1-0 in the final which was decided in extra time.

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