Brendan Maloy
Wednesday June 11th, 2014

Google has a new Trends site which highlights various quirks in each participating country's World Cup searches, revealing some pretty interesting tidbits along the way.

(via Google) (via Google)

For instance, Anjen Robben is pulling three times as many searches as the rest of the players on both teams in the Netherlands' opening match against Spain combined.

(via Google) (via Google)

And the people of the Netherlands are even more interested in the wife of Wesley Sneijder, Yolanthe Cabau, than they are in their first opponent.

(via Google) (via Google)

The denizens of England have turned their thoughts away from Queen Elizabeth II and towards Three Lions captain Steven Gerrard, who has eclipsed her royal highness in total searches twice in the run-up to the tournament.

(via Google) (via Google)

The U.S. might be more interested in the World Cup than ever, but Germany has registered twice as many searches for German-born USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann than America has.

Be sure to head over to Google's World Cup trends site for information about Spain loving soccer more than vacation and other fun facts.

[Google]  

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.