The 2014 World Cup kicks on Thursday and the excitement surrounding the tournament around the world is at a fever pitch. The folks at Google decided to break down the search trends of the countries and put them into one convenient and visually appealing infographic.
For instance in the Netherlands, Wesley Sneijder’s Wide, Yolanthe Cabau, has been searched for more times than Spain, their first opponent in the 2014 World Cup. It is a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final as well, which it makes it all the more interesting that she is beating out a search for Spain.
Of course your own Google search of her solves that mystery.
Surprisingly Germany searches for former national player and current United States men’s national team head coach Jürgen Klinsmann two times more than United States.
Brazilian superstar Neymar is drawing five times the searches as Brazilian legend Pele. That is impressive because Pele is the only player to win three World Cups. Neymar does benefit from being the star of the moment heading into the World Cup in his native country. It also doesn’t hurt that he keeps rescuing kids who run onto the field from security guards.
The most hilarious of the trends might be that Australia is literally searching for kangaroos more than their soccer team, which goes by the nickname the “Socceroos.”
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