It has been revealed that on the initial screen of the Qatar World Cup information page operated by Google, the world's largest search engine, the wrong information that "Korea has been eliminated" has been floating for about 20 minutes and then disappeared.
At around 1:56 a.m. on the 3rd (local time) in Korean time, right after the Qatar World Cup group stage match between Korea and Portugal ended with Korea winning 2-1, Google's World Cup page posted the match results in English, "Korea advances to the round of 16." failed,” Yonhap News reported.
On Google's World Cup page, it was written that "Portugal advanced to the winner-and-win knockout round" and that "Korea failed to advance" was also posted.
It wasn't until about 20 minutes later, at 2:22 am, that Google corrected this to say, "Portugal and Korea have advanced to the knockout stage. Uruguay has failed to advance."
It is not known why Google posted incorrect information on the World Cup page.
Google's World Cup page appears automatically when you enter related search terms such as 'World Cup' or 'world cup' in the search bar, and it shows recent match results and introduces future match schedules.
(Photo = Google World Cup page capture, Yonhap News)