Microsoft's search engine Bing now allows searchers to find the latest news for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, which began Saturday and will continue through July 5, 2015. Searching on "Women’s World Cup" serves a card at the top of the results that shows the Cup's match schedule. The card lets searchers click through to different days in the tournament or drill down to specific matches, teams and players.
Bing also updates the matches in search results with live scores and provides a full bracket when the Cup reaches the knockout rounds. Adding the name of the team to the Women's World Cup search allows the fan to follow that team's specific schedule and standings.
The search results will also serve Bing's winning predictions. Bing's models suggest Germany -- currently ranked No. 1 -- winning close games against No. 3-ranked France in the quarterfinals and the No. 2-ranked U.S.A. in the semifinals. The host team Canada will have a nice run, winning their Group and playing England in the quarterfinals, according to Bing.
The engine's analytics predicts the women's German team will join their male counterparts as defending World Cup champions, defeating Sweden, which will reach the finals despite a second place finish in U.S.A.'s group.