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The world's most popular sport

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Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. No other sport is being played and watched by so many people. The question is however if soccer (or football as it’s called in Europe) will continue to be the number one sport for ever. I personally think that it will.

Unlike for example ice hockey, it can be played all over the world, and with fairly cheap equipment. American football hasn’t quite taken off outside America, a lot of people feel that the rules are too complicated. Plus not a lot of kids in the poor neighbourhoods of South America are likely to be able to afford the necessary equipment to play American football.

To make a long story short, there isn’t really another sport that could challenge soccer as the world’s most popular sport.

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John C
over 4 years ago

All types of sports are popular globally, but what sports can we call THE most popular in the world? Some of the answers may surprise you. It's no surprise that football, or what Americans call "soccer" is the world's most popular sport to play and to watch. An estimated 3.5 billion people either watch or play football. The World Cup is the global championship of the sport and this tournament is played every four years. The World Cup itself is one of the highest rated sports on television, with many countries tuning in en masse to watch their country's team play. Football is popular in all of the UK, Europe, Asia as well as South America. However, with so many other sports being popular, the Unites States still lags behind in their interest in "soccer". Next, we have cricket. This sport which consists of a bat and a ball, has been around for hundreds of years and originated in England. The sport is popular in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, some African countries, some Caribbean countries and it is the most popular sport in the countries of India and Pakistan. An estimated 3 billion people watch or play cricket each year. The next most popular sport is a sure surprise, and that is field hockey, with an estimated 2 billion players or watchers, mostly in Asian countries, European countries, Australia and around Africa. This sport tends to be played in high schools in the United States, usually by girls only. Coming up next is tennis. Not so surprising, but there are an estimated 1 billion players and watchers of tennis around the world. Tennis tends to be popular in richer countries, including the United States, Asian countries, Australia and Europe. There are four main tournaments in tennis, called "Grand Slams" at which players from many countries play. The first is the Australian Open, then the French Open, Wimbledon and then the US Open in late August. The Grand Slam tournaments tend to get the most attention during the tennis season. Next we have volleyball.

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vee
over 4 years ago

soccer isthe best deal with it

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WAZZ UP
almost 5 years ago

HI I like Ice Cream!!!

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Ashley Marie
almost 5 years ago

I personally agree that soccer is the best sport in the world It has been played since the Aztecs came up with it and has lasted through history. How many other sports do you know that have lasted that long???

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801234098
almost 5 years ago

american football sucks and it is for people who are too afraid to get hit without pads... people say football isnt physical at all but only people who have played know it is.. plus what other sport do you know of that had someone headbutt someone else in a game

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soccerfan
almost 5 years ago

HOCKEY IS GOOD, RUGBY FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL ARE GREAT TOO BUT NOTHING - NOTHING CAN BEAT SOCCER. YOU USE HAND EVERYDAY AND YOU HAVE MUCH MORE CONTROL IN USING IT. SOCCER IS PLAYED WITH FEET AND IT TAKES ALOT AND ALOT OF PRACTICE TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND THAT'S WHY IT'S THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS - I AM NOT DISRESPECTING OTHER SPORTS BUT FOR ME "NOTHING BEATS THE THRILL TO PLAY SOCCER" SOMEONE'S TALKING ABOUT MAN'S SPORTS - COME ON - STRAIGHT BEING PHYSICAL IN RUBY'S GONNA MAKE THE WORLD BEST SPORTS??????........TELL ME SOMETHING - what do you think - rugby player to be soccer player is harder or - soccer player to be rugby player - build some muscles and go kick someone ass - but you can't get golder leg to be pro. you probably have to come in earth again to be soccer pro. mans sports????? HELLOW!!!! foot sport!!!

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brian
almost 5 years ago

No other game can surpass football it's so cheap to play,north american on a whole seeems to be living in this bubble while the rest of the world is football mad.

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almost 5 years ago

Rating: 6.86/10 Written by: support Sport: soccer Genre: news Monday, January 1, 2007 -- Soccer is the world's most popular sport. No other sport is being played and watched by so many people. The question is however if soccer (or football as it's called in Europe) will continue to be the number one sport for ever. I personally think that it will. Unlike for example ice hockey, it can be played all over the world, and with fairly cheap equipment. American football hasn't quite taken off outside America, a lot of people feel that the rules are too complicated. Plus not a lot of kids in the poor neighbourhoods of South America are likely to be able to afford the necessary equipment to play American football. To make a long story short, there isn't really another sport that could challenge soccer as the world's most popular sport. Rate this article Average score: 6.9 (Number of votes: 7) Related news and articles Nov 20: Team that will be missed in 2010 world cup Nov 19: Sebastien Frey Nov 19: Andrei Sergeyevich Arshavin Oct 1: Leonardo On Borrowed Time At Milan Sep 7: Ban diving in soccer - now! Comments on this article wazza (visitor), Mar 16,2009 at 10:13 What about rugby, the real mans game.More exciting than soccer for sure. rext1 (visitor), Apr 19,2009 at 02:34 true rugbys better but soccers a shoe-in for second Anjali Nambissan, Apr 22,2009 at 04:44 Rugby requires more brute force than technical skills. Football is more about combining finesse, brute force, technical skill and tactics. Man's game??? I would like to see you play 70 minutes of field hockey on astro turf and then tell me that Rugby is the only "Man's Game". 56925928529 (visitor), May 7,2009 at 09:03 screw u american football is the best get a life 56925928529 (visitor), May 7,2009 at 09:03 screw u american football is the best get a life (SBLM)kbice23 (visitor), May 20,2009 at 11:39 u all suk! soccer is always g

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ur mum
almost 5 years ago

The world's most popular sport Rating: 6.86/10 Written by: support Sport: soccer Genre: news Monday, January 1, 2007 -- Soccer is the world's most popular sport. No other sport is being played and watched by so many people. The question is however if soccer (or football as it's called in Europe) will continue to be the number one sport for ever. I personally think that it will. Unlike for example ice hockey, it can be played all over the world, and with fairly cheap equipment. American football hasn't quite taken off outside America, a lot of people feel that the rules are too complicated. Plus not a lot of kids in the poor neighbourhoods of South America are likely to be able to afford the necessary equipment to play American football. To make a long story short, there isn't really another sport that could challenge soccer as the world's most popular sport.

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ur mum
almost 5 years ago

Football is the most natural sport for mankind (played in cultures all over the world even before it's codification under the official rules of association football), the most egalitarian (you don't get any advantage just for being tall/fat/bulky, etc.), the simplest (no unnecessarily complex rules), and the most accesible (all you need is a ball). I would say that the ACCESSIBILITY of football (soccer) makes it the world's most popular sport. Other sports can be shortsighted. Soccer strives to be everyone's sport, and because of that, it's the most popular. Only makes sense. If you make a sport for a specific type of person, you limit the number of people who can participate in that sport, thus limiting the number of people who will take passionate interest in it. If you have a sport with a broader base, it will be much more popular. It also helps that it's a sport that comes naturally to mankind, and not a sport invented by any one person in recent history (such as basketball and volleyball). The sport is built into us. It just "makes sense". Soccer >>>>>>>>>>>>UNCROSSABLE 4th dimension wall>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>RUgby>>>>>>>>>>>>Baseball>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>unexist>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>American football What about rugby, the real mans game.More exciting than soccer for sure. rext1 (visitor), Apr 19,2009 at 02:34 true rugbys better but soccers a shoe-in for second Anjali Nambissan, Apr 22,2009 at 04:44 Rugby requires more brute force than technical skills. Football is more about combining finesse, brute force, technical skill and tactics. Man's game??? I would like to see you play 70 minutes of field hockey on astro turf and then tell me that Rugby is the only "Man's Game". 56925928529 (visitor), May 7,2009 at 09:03 screw u american football is the best get a life 56925928529 (visitor), May 7,2009 at 09:03 screw u american football is the best get a life (SBLM)kbice23 (visitor), May 20,2009 at 11:39 u all suk! soccer is always going to b

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