Many kinds of games are played in the world, but there are some games whose pride rises and speaks to the audience. The passion of the audience towards these games is not less than any desire. Let's have a look at the world's most popular sports.
Football is the most popular sport in the world. Football's popularity can be gauged by looking at the number of FIFA 208 member countries. If football is compared to India's popular sport cricket, then this game is far behind football because ICC has only ten full member countries count. Every four years, teams from 208 countries participate in the Football World Cup organized by FIFA. From this, it can be guessed that football hangs up and speaks to the heads of people. Football is also known as the King of the Whole World. 4.5 billion fans of football are considered all over the world.
Cricket comes second in this list of most played games in the world. Cricket is considered as a religion in the Indian subcontinent. Cricket was born in England, and it also developed there. But the most exciting thing is that the country in which this game was born, the same country could not win a single World Cup to date. The highest passion for cricket is in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia, England, West Indies, New Zealand, etc. Around 4 billion fans of cricket are considered all over the world.
Hockey is considered the third most popular sport in the world. It is said about hockey that this game was played in Iran two thousand years before Christ, and it was later included in the Olympic competition of Greece. England made hockey rules. Hockey was played for the first time at the Olympics on 21 October 1908 in London. There are about 220 crore fans of hockey all over the world.
Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. According to historians, tennis originated in northern France in the 12th century, where the ball was played with the palm. The racket came into use in the 16th century, and since then, the sport began to be called tennis. 4 Tennis Grand Slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) are played throughout the year. Tennis has 1 billion fans worldwide, including Asia, Europe, America.
Volleyball is considered the fifth most popular sport in the world. Volleyball is one of the most accessible games in the world, which is played in almost every corner of the world. Only one ball and a net are required to play volleyball. Volleyball was first included in the Olympics in 1964. Volleyball has about 90 million fans all over the world. Volleyball is played the most in Europe, Australia, Asia, and America.
6. Table tennis
Table tennis is also one of the most popular sports in the world. Table tennis is also called ping pong. Table tennis was first introduced in England in 1922. Now this game has become very popular and is played in 71 countries in the world. Table tennis has about 85 million fans all over the world.