“India ranks third after South Africa (which hosts the event) and Indonesia, leaving all the other European countries behind," Google said in a statement on Tuesday, Jun 8.
While it is a surprise that the cricket-crazy country is showing this much interest in a football event, Karnataka has emerged on top of the state list, pushing aside the football citadels of the country - Kerala and West Bengal.
In further regional break down, the country's IT hub and Karnataka's capital city, Bangalore has emerged on the top of the list of cities interested in FIFA World Cup 2010.
Bangalore, which is followed by Mumbai and Delhi, has 100 points in Google"s Search Volume Index, which is derived based on the optimum number of searches from a city or a region.
Bangalore's entry into the list can be attributed to the net savvy youngsters as well as its cosmopolitan crowd. It is fueled further by the fact that the net savvy people from Kolkata and other cities have migrated to the south Indian city.