There are a lot of sports people follow and play during their lifetime. A person who likes a game might not play it much but enjoys it all the same. So here are some of the most popular games from across the world.
Football, or soccer as the Americans call it, is the most popular sport in the world. Even in countries where it is not the dominant sport, football is still among the top 10 games played. It gathers over six hundred million viewers on television. Over 150 countries take part in the World cup qualifiers, showing how popular the game is. It is a dominant sport in France, Germany, UK, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Argentina, Colombia, Algeria, Thailand and Kenya. It is also a popular sport in China, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, South Africa, India, Pakistan and Kazakhstan.
A massive sport in the US and China, basketball is a major sport across the continent of Europe and South America, making it one of the largest sports in the world. To show just how big basketball’s fanbase is, the NBA finals are broadcast in over 150 countries, with more than ten countries represented on the rosters. There are over two hundred national basketball federations all over the world, and it also boasts 4 of the top 10 paid sportsmen in the world.피나클
Tennis is arguably the most popular expensive sport there is. It is in the top seven spots in almost all countries and a major sport of interest in Europe, Australasia, Asia, Latin and North America. The Wimbledon finals are among the top ten most-watched annual events in the world. In addition, Roger Federer is the fourth highest-paid sportsman in the world as well, with over forty countries represented in the top hundred players.다파벳
Cricket dominates sports media coverage for over half of the population in the Indian subcontinent and a quarter of the world population. Also a massive sport in the UK, Australia and South Africa, cricket is not so popular across the world, but the countries that do participate are heavily invested in it. The 2015 world cup and 2011 semi-final between India and Pakistan were watched by over a billion people worldwide. Indian cricket star MS Dhoni earns more than 30 million US dollars per year. Cricket is synonymous with India’s modern culture and a matter of pride for the country.
Formula1 has a massive following in Latin America and Europe and finds increasing interest across the developing world. F1 races are broadcast to more than two hundred countries with reported estimated viewing numbers of about five hundred million per race. More than three billion dollars are spent by the F1 constructors every year.