Top 10 World’s Most Loved Sports

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You can either call them the most loved sports of all, or call them the most revenue-generating sports activities; there are some games which have stolen the hearts of millions of people all across the globe, irrespective of caste, gender, ethnicity and geographical location. The origin of the sport could be anywhere from around the world, but that particular sport is probably loved and followed by millions and billions of people far and wide. There are a lot of sports which compel people from all over to get glued to their television sets at home, and for some extreme fanatics, that particular sport is all what they can see and turn it into the most important part of their life. This magic and power of sports is no different in one country or continent than in the other, because sports is actually one thing which brings different people together, to celebrate and to enjoy. The amount of people who are fans of these different type of sports is obviously beyond what we can imagine, thus making certain sports extremely popular and revenue generating, because they watched by so many people all over the world. Call it the world cup or just a tournament played among the cities of a nation, sports fans would make sure to never miss out a single match on their favourite game. So here is a list of the top 10 sports which are most loved and followed by people all across the globe.

1. Soccer

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Soccer, football or call it the Association football, this sport is played between two teams with eleven players each. The objective of the game is to get the spherical shaped football into the opponent’s goal by using any part of your body except for your hands and arms. Football is considered as the most popular sport in the world, due to its fan following and large participation all over the world.

2. Cricket

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Cricket is a sport played with a bat and a ball between two teams with eleven players each. The patch they play in is fixed right in the middle of the field which is 22 yards in length. When one team takes it’s turn to bat, the other team fields and ensures that the team batting finds it difficult to make runs.

3. Basketball

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Basketball remains to be the third most played and watched sport in the world. It is played in between two teams with five players each, where they play with the ball to shoot it through a hoop which is 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high. The hoops are attached on two ends of the rectangular field on to a blackboard.

4. Hockey

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Hockey is another popular sport played around the world, apart from it being the national game of India and Pakistan. It is played by two teams where the ball is controlled and played across the field with a hockey stick and strike the ball into the opponent’s goal. Another version of this sport known as ice hockey is also extremely followed and played by many.

5. Tennis

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A bigger and lawn version of table tennis, tennis or lawn tennis is played between two people or among four players as doubles. A net divides the court in two halves and the players hit the tennis ball with their rackets into the opposite player’s half. The main objective of this game is to hit the tennis ball in such a way that the other player finds it difficult to give a better shot back to you.

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