Top 5 most popular sports in the world

Sports have played an essential role in human lives. We grow up playing different types of sports as a child to a grown man. Marks can be taken as a hobby, a fitness ritual, or we can also make it as a profession. Today around the different places of the world, other sports are passionately being followed. People are taking their sports heroes as role models. 
 
Although it's difficult to precisely estimate the number of participants on sports in the world.
We can still get the idea of the most popular sports in the world through some research.
Still, the list can be debatable.
 
#1) football/soccer
Association football, also known as football or soccer, is played between two teams consists of eleven players in each group with a spherical ball. It is the most popular sport, followed by 3.3 to 3.5 billion fans. In the last global census taken by the sports governing FIFA, it was estimated that there are 265 million people who play the sport along with 5 million referees. This equates to 4% of the world population.lSportsll is played in a rectangular field with the goalpost at each end. And the objective is to goal the spherical ball using any part of the body besides the arm and hand on the opposing goal.
 
#2) cricket
Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world. Cricket is played with bat and ball on a circular field. The cricket field consists a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. The two competing teams take turns to bat, attempting to score runs. While one group is batting, the opposing team will be fielding. The majority of participants for this sport comes from India, West Indies, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, and the UK. Cricket was the first discovered in the UK. The International Cricket Council(ICC) identified that an impressive 125 countries around the world play this sport.
 
#3) Basketball
Basketball is the third most popular sport in the world. It is played on a rectangular court with two opposing teams, each team consisting of five players. In basketball, you have to put the spherical ball inside the ring, which is located on each end of the court. The ring is 10 feet above the ground. The Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) estimates that a minimum of 450 million people plays sport around the world. Legendary icons like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James have added the rise in the global popularity of the sport.
 
#4) Field hockey
Hockey is a sport in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or Pick into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick. Men and women play this fast-paced game over 100 countries around the world. A firm favorite at the Olympic tournament, field hockey is a highly technical sport played by ten outfield players plus a goalkeeper.
 
#5) tennis
Tennis is a sport that is usually played individually against a single opponent or between two teams or two-player. Each player uses a racket strung with a cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net. This game is played by 60 million men and women's all around the world. According to a ranking by top-end sport. The double version of the sport is also prevalent across the globe, .which is why tennis is ranked as the fifth most popular sport in the world

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