Besides Cricket, here is the continuing of the list of 10 most popular sports in the world.
3. Field hockey hockey (about 2 billion people).
This is also a ball sport, and there are 11 players on each side. This subject was originally developed separately in Europe and Asia from the 3rd century BC. But it was not until the 19th century that the British developed this discipline with the almost current legal system, and spread it to many of their colonies.
Until the middle of the 20th century, India and Pakistan were the leading countries in this sport, but then Australia and the Netherlands became the new forces of this sport. In North America, the number of female hockey players is overwhelming, but when it comes to global numbers, the number of male players is still the majority.
4. Tennis (about 1 billion people).
If you count only the subjects that take place between two players, tennis is the most popular sport on the planet. The game has a history dating back to the 14th century. Emperor Louis X of France even built his own indoor tennis court in the early 1400s. system of modern laws.
One of the main reasons why tennis is so popular is that it has never witnessed the complete domination of any single player or national. Over the past ten years, up to 14 different male and female players have held the top positions in the world, and they are representatives of eight different countries.
5. Volleyball (about 900 million people).
This is also a sport with relatively simple rules. The match may take place on grass, cement or sand. Volleyball was first introduced at the Olympics in 1964, but it was not until the 1996 beach volleyball Olympics that made the list of competition.
Traditional volleyball no country really dominates completely, seeing many different countries win medals. Meanwhile, the United States and Brazil dominate the beach volleyball together, with an overwhelming number of titles.
6. Table tennis (about 850 million people).
This is the king of China, but it has also thrived in Europe and other Asian countries. It was born almost a century ago. Like football, the game grows large and fast thanks to its easy to play and inexpensive competition equipment.
At international competitions, China is still the number one power in this sport, especially in women’s content.