There are many activities you can do in this world but many people are fond of sporting events. When there is an event, all come together to witness the athletes and how they score or goal. Whether you are sports minded or not, it is helpful that you know the most popular sports in the world so you will never get lost. It is also helpful if you know the basics of the game. Here’s a list of the most popular sports in the world:
Soccer – Soccer is also known as football in other countries. It is considered the most popular sport because one only needs to learn the basics and use little equipment. Soccer is considered the highest paying sport at the professional level (FIFA world cup). In fact, the winning team can win as much as US $30 million.
Cricket – Cricket is the second most popular sports in the world due to number of fans. Cricket is popular in Asia (India and Middle East), England and Australia then spreading it to other parts of the world.
Baseball – Baseball is frequently called the national pastime of the United States. Professional baseball attracts millions of spectators and entertains more with radio and television broadcasts.
Basketball – Basketball is a favourite of many people. The objective of the game is to score more points by putting the ball in the basket.
Volleyball – Volleyball is also considered famous. The objective of this game is to score by hitting the ball back and forth over a high net.
Football – Football is a full-contact sport meaning it involves a lot of body contact like blocking and grabbing. The objective of this game is to score by bringing or kicking the oval shape ball across the opposing team’s goal line.
Golf – Golf is also famous in its own right but it is an expensive sport. It needs a lot of equipment and a spacious ground.