Guwahati: Ahead of the fourth face-off in the World Cup between India and South Africa, supporters of the Proteas are searching online more about the opponent than their home team.

According to global search engine Google, search interest for the home team in South Africa have surprisingly gone down by half in the last few days. “The fans are busy searching for their rival team India, (which is) witnessing significant search interest from South Africa before the upcoming clash at MCG,” Google said in its report on search trends.

The overall trends show a spike in online searches as team India gets ready to reverse its dismal record against South Africa in previous World Cup matches.