The debate is an endless one, spawned by fans and their certainties, the preferences of countries. There can only be one sport to rank above the rest, and the answer to this question has been sought again and again. Some claim baseball; others favor cricket; and more still grumble about local favorites.
The truth is less complicated, however.
The world’s most popular sport is… football(known also as soccer) and the reasons are obvious:
Sports are shaped to precisions. There are guidelines that can’t be denied or changed; and these can often baffle. Football, however, is recognized by many as a streamlined game, an event that goes far more than just making a goal. This has birthed great traditions and millions of passionate fans who rely on their www.direct.tv subscriptions for another 90 minutes of football action. Its strategies rely on individual cleverness rather than specificities; and its rules can be translated to all ages. This allows it to appeal to the majority instead of a small percentage of the population.
The pursuit of athletics is a noble one — but often a costly one. Equipment demands dollars, and those burdened by middle-class limitations may find themselves unable to afford the necessary items. Football requires very little from its players, however. A ball is all that’s truly needed.
Continents are defined by traditions. Rituals are preserved; beliefs are maintained; and societies are divided by their differences. This applies even to sports. North American athleticsare unique when compared to Asiatic ones. European games won’t always reflect Indian sensibilities. Geography shapes how tournaments are played — except with football. This sport (able to be an indoor or outdoor event) remains the same.
And these points allow football to be the favorite of the world, rather than the favorite of a specific country.