Confusion As Google Erroneously Announces the Final of Upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Confusion As Google Erroneously Announces the Final of Upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar

  • Popular search engine Google 'mistakenly' listed France vs Brazil as the final match of the FIFA World Cup later this year
  • Google has since rectified the mistake, but it has left a few fans wondering if it was just a technology error
  • France and Brazil are surely some of the heavy hitters expected to grace Qatar later this year

What do they know that we don't? This was the general consensus among football fans when technology search giant Google appeared to confirm the two teams that would meet in the final of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The world will be treated to a rather unorthodox World Cup later this year, when 32 teams congregate for football's biggest event in November rather than the usual month of June.

Google, Didier Deschamps, Tite, Brazil, France, World Cup
Brazil head coach Tite and his France counterpart Didier Deschamps. Photos by Jean Catuffe/Franck Fife.
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A few teams have already gotten the tags of favourites, with a couple of teams eyeing to dethrone France from the seat. France has looked shaky in the UEFA Nations League matches, but the French squad's strength under Didier Deschamp's disposal is still unrivalled.

The Lusail stadium has been scheduled to host the final on December 18. While making a list of the upcoming events at the stadium, Google listed France vs Brazil as the scheduled final of the World Cup.

American Sports reports that the Lusail Stadium is supposed to host one round of 16 matches, one quarter-final match, a semi-final match and the penultimate match. While the other rounds have been listed as TBC vs TBC, the final has been outright declared as a clash between the defending champions and the five-time winners. TBC means To Be Confirmed.

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Google later corrected the 'error', but a few fans had already spotted the gaffe. There's no doubt that France and Brazil have the potential to reach the final, but questions of whether it was just an error or something sinister will surely linger in the minds of a few fans.

Stockbroker predicts Argentina will win the World Cup

Sports Brief has also reported that a stockbroker has backed Argentina to win the 2022 edition of the World Cup set to be staged in Qatar later in the year.

Argentina are among a number of football heavyweights who will be gunning for the global showpiece when the tournament kicks off later in November.

La Albiceleste have won the World Cup on two occasions (in 1986 and 1978) - meaning Lionel Messi and the current crop of players are yet to lay their hands on the coveted silverware.

Source: SportsBrief.com