FIFA Fever: India Ranks 3rd In FIFA Search Queries On Google

So what if we Indians do not have a good enough Football squad to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, the huge fan following of Soccer in India has brought us a big laurel already! According to some recent data on search trends in India released by Google, India ranks 3rd among top 10 countries in the volume of search queries on Google pertaining to Soccer and FIFA World Cup 2010 (which is scheduled to kick-start in two days from today) .


This puts India way ahead of European soccer nations in the list who are otherwise way better than the Indian soccer groups in the actual game. South Africa ranks First which is quite understood as they are the host nation for this year’s FIFA World Cup and Indonesia ranks 2nd. As a matter of fact, India did not even feature in the top 10 list of countries searching for Soccer / FIFA in 2009

Some of the search terms on Google related to FIFA whose results have recently become voluminous from India include:

  • World Cup 2010
  • FIFA 2010 schedule
  • FIFA tickets
  • theme song for FIFA 2010
  • FIFA teams and FIFA players
  • Merchandise like FIFA jerseys

Coming to the Indian states where these queries are being generated the most from include the following in decreasing order of query volumes:

  • Karnataka
  • Maharashtra
  • Tamil Nadu

This definitely points us towards some online opportunity in tapping these figures :-)

2 Responses to “FIFA Fever: India Ranks 3rd In FIFA Search Queries On Google”

  1. dark weather
    June 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    why are indian not playing in any soccer tornament and any football activities. do they have any bad record in the past.
    i really want to know.

  2. March 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    FIFA should help indian foot ball .becouse india has good population and also an emerging economic power in the world and good spirit in sports .

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