Most Popular Sport and Why

Sports are popular all around the world and influence our society. The popularity of sports vary based on the region and many come to love certain sports. Soccer is the most popular global sport since it is a top 10 sport in all countries and is dominant in Europe, Africa, and South America. Its popularity is also due to the fact that the sport does not require expensive equipment; one just needs a ball, two goal posts at the most, and their feet. Because of this, it is well liked in both wealthy and poor countries. Moreover, it is played by 250 million athletes in more than 200 countries.
Soccer has about 3.5 billion fans in almost all regions and has the most number of fans that watch it regularly. Furthermore, some of its players are on the top 10 highest paid athletes list in the world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Besides legendary icons, soccer has the biggest competitions such as the World Cup, in which over 200 countries participate in the World Cup qualifying. Since it is also the most watched sport in the world, it has lucrative TV rights; about 3.2 billion people watched the 2018 World Cup.
For these reasons, and several more, soccer takes the crown as the most popular sport in the world.

Ariana Montero

My name is Ariana Montero. I am a sophomore who loves playing soccer. I am from Bolivia. My favorite food is barbecue. A word that would describe me would be diligent.

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