The 9 Most Popular Sports in the World

Football (Soccer): Widely considered the most popular sport globally, with billions of fans and players across all continents.

Cricket: Particularly popular in countries like India, England, Australia, and Pakistan, with a massive following in South Asia and the Commonwealth nations.

Basketball: Highly popular in the United States and growing globally, with major leagues like the NBA drawing significant viewership.

Tennis: A global sport with major tournaments like Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open attracting large audiences and players worldwide.

Field Hockey: Popular in countries like India, Pakistan, the Netherlands, and Australia, with strong international competitions.

Rugby: Particularly popular in countries like New Zealand, Australia, England, and South Africa, with both union and league variations.

Golf: A widely played sport globally, with major tournaments such as The Masters and The Open Championship attracting millions of viewers.

Baseball: Popular in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and parts of Central America, with a significant following in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Athletics (Track and Field): Includes events like sprints, long-distance running, and field events, with the Olympics and World Championships drawing global interest.

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