Online Insights: What trended on Google on September 8, 2021

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  1. Tim Bergling: Tim Bergling: Why Avicii’s 32nd birthday is being marked by a Google Doodle today three years after his death
  2. England football; England are taking on Poland tonight in Warsaw in what is a crunch match at the top of Group I in World Cup qualifying. Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 finalists are currently top of the group with the maximum 15 points from five games, while Poland sit second with 10 points.
  3. Kylie Jenner: Confirms that she and Travis Scott are expecting the second baby
  4. Tiger King: Erik Cowie, a zookeeper who featured on the hugely popular Netflix docu-series Tiger King, has died aged 52.
  5. World Cup Qualifiers: Griggs has picked three uncapped players in sevens captain Lucy Mulhall, Sam Monaghan and Mary Healy, while veteran Ciara Griffin will captain Ireland in the four-team round-robin tournament. Back-rower Edel McMahon returns to the squad after missing the Women’s Six Nations through injury.
  6. Maro Itoje: British & Irish Lions player of the series Maro Itoje has been making headlines today for the wrong reasons after being embroiled in a fiasco involving United Kingdom education secretary Gavin Williamson and England footballer Marcus Rashford.
  7. England: A football fan who blamed three black England players for the Euro 2020 final defeat in a racist social media post has admitted abusing the stars. Scott McCluskey, 43, posted the comments on Facebook shortly after the penalty shoot-out loss to Italy. Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho all missed penalties. McCluskey, of Cheshire, was given a 14-week jail sentence, suspended for 18 months, with 30 days of rehabilitation work on racism and diversity.
  8. Lily Collins: This weekend, Emily in Paris star Lily Collins married director Charlie McDowell in a magical-looking mountain forest affair. It was not, as you may have initially assumed, in some woodsy and vaguely southwestern section of the Parisian suburbs but was, in fact, at a luxury resort in Colorado. Humble Chicagoan that she is, Collins wore just one dress, a Ralph Lauren gown with a hooded veil. The whole ordeal seems, to be frank, a little Américain for Emily’s taste, but no matter.
  9. Matrix 4: “The Matrix”is back with a first look at the fourth installment of the movie franchise.
    An interactive website called WhatIsTheMatrix.com has launched, offering fans a sneak peek at footage from the film. But it comes with a catch.
  10. London Dykes: yndon Dykes believes Scotland’s 1-0 win over Austria on Tuesday not only secured three World Cup qualifying points for Steve Clarke’s squad but has also boosted togetherness and confidence within the group.
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