Most Popular Sports Around The World

All types of sports are popular worldwide, but what sports can we predict THE hottest on earth? A few of the answers might surprise you.

It is not surprising that football, or what Americans call “football” is the planet’s most popular game to play and to see. An estimated 3.5 billion people either play or watch football. The World Cup is the worldwide championship of this sport and this tournament is played every four years. The World Cup itself is one of the highest ranked sports on television, with many nations tuning in en masse to watch their country’s team play. Soccer is popular in All the UK, Europe, Asia in Addition to South America.

Next, we have cricket. This game which consists of a bat and a basketball,’s been in existence for hundreds of years and originated in England. The game is popular in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, some African nations, some Caribbean countries and it is by far the most popular game in the states of India and Pakistan. An estimated 3 billion people watch or play cricket every year.

The second most popular game is a sure surprise, and that is field hockey, having an estimated 2 billion gamers or watchers, mostly in Asian countries, European countries, Australia and around Africa. This game tends to be performed in large schools in the USA, usually by girls only.

Coming up is tennis. Not so astonishing, but there are still an estimated 1 billion gamers and watchers of tennis across the world. Tennis has been popular in richer countries, such as the USA, Asian nations, Australia and Europe. There are four main championships in tennis, called “Grand Slams” where players from a number of countries perform with. The first is the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and then the US Open in late August. The Grand Slam tournaments have a tendency to get the most attention during the golfing season.

We have volleyball. Still another surprise, using an estimated 900 million players or viewers around the world. Volleyball is popular in the USA, where the sport originated, as well as in Brazil, all over Europe, Russia, China and Japan. Volleyball is a popular high school sport in several countries due to it’s team centered play and lack of specialized equipment requirements.

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