Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World

People all over the world follow sports and participate in them at different levels in order to stay physically fit. Some of them become professionals and go on to earn a lot of money, which motivates the youngsters to consider sports as a career. However, not all sports are popular and there are some of them, which are only followed in one particular region.

On the other hand, there are a few, which are loved by people across the globe. A list of ten most famous sports in the world is detailed in this article.


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    10. Golf

    Although this sport is not popular worldwide, it is fast gaining steam. It is an expensive game and requires a lot of technique to master, and hence it does not come as a surprise that under developed countries don't have enough representation in the sport.

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    9. Rugby

    Just like golf, this is another sport, which is famous in specific countries. The sport is however becoming popular by the day.

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    8. Volleyball

    Volleyball is one of the most popular team games . It is also included in the Olympics and is not much difficult to play.

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    7. Table tennis

    People who are fond of indoor games love playing table tennis. It can be played between two or four players. It is also a part of Olympics.

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    6. Basketball

    Although basketball is not so famous all over the globe, it is gaining popularity with the passage of time.

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    5. Baseball

    Baseball is also specific to only some countries, but the pace at which it is gaining popularity gives it the fifth place in this list.

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    4. Cricket

    One of the sports, simply loved by people worldwide is cricket. It is a team sport and people in some parts of the globe follow it as a religion.

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    3. Formula 1

    Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsports and events are held in different continents throughout the year. The most popular athlete ever in this racing sport is Michael Schumacher, who managed to win seven world titles.

    There aren't racers from many countries that compete in this sport, but its following is of mega proportions.

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    2. Tennis

    Lawn tennis is loved by people of all countries. Some of the most popular players in this game are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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    1. Football

    The people's game knows no bound. Over the years, this game has become a religion and there is no sport in the world which has a viewership nearly  as huge.

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