All kinds of sports are well-liked globally, but what sports can we get in touch with THE most well-liked in the globe? Some of the answers may well surprise you.

It is no surprise that football, or what Americans get in touch with “soccer” is the world's most well-liked sport to play and to watch. An estimated three.five billion men and women either watch or play football. The Globe Cup is the international championship of the sport and this tournament is played just about every 4 years. The Globe Cup itself is 1 of the highest rated sports on tv, with a lot of nations tuning in en masse to watch their country's group play. Football is well-liked in all of the UK, Europe, Asia as properly as South America. Having said that, with so a lot of other sports getting well-liked, the Unites States nevertheless lags behind in their interest in “soccer”.

Subsequent, we have cricket. This sport which consists of a bat and a ball, has been about for hundreds of years and originated in England. The sport is well-liked in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, some African nations, some Caribbean nations and it is the most well-liked sport in the nations of India and Pakistan. An estimated three billion men and women watch or play cricket every single year.


The subsequent most well-liked sport is a positive surprise, and that is field hockey, with an estimated two billion players or watchers, largely in Asian nations, European nations, Australia and about Africa. This sport tends to be played in higher schools in the United States, generally by girls only.

Coming up subsequent is tennis. Not so surprising, but there are an estimated 1 billion players and watchers of tennis about the globe. Tennis tends to be well-liked in richer nations, like the United States, Asian nations, Australia and Europe. There are 4 major tournaments in tennis, named “Grand Slams” at which players from a lot of nations play. The initially is the Australian Open, then the French Open, Wimbledon and then the US Open in late August. The Grand Slam tournaments have a tendency to get the most focus throughout the tennis season.

Subsequent we have volleyball. However an additional surprise, with an estimated 900 million viewers or players about the globe. Volleyball is well-liked in the United States, exactly where the sport originated, as properly as in Brazil, all more than Europe, Russia, China and Japan. Volleyball is a well-liked higher college sport in a lot of nations due to it is group centered play and lack of specialized gear specifications.

Also well-liked is table tennis, otherwise recognized as Ping Pong. This is an additional surprisingly well-liked sport about the globe, with an estimated 900 million watchers or players. Table tennis originated in England as an following dinner activity for Victorians in the late 19th century. Table tennis as a competitive sport is well-liked in a lot of nations but is specially well-liked in China, Korea and Singapore.

Soon after these sports, we have a triumvirate of far more mainstream American sports like baseball, golf, American football and basketball, with every single sport attracting amongst 400 and 500 million players or watchers worldwide.