The Popularity of Sports


Sports are the most popular forms of entertainment. The English working class first enjoyed football, which quickly spread around the world, with 30,000 people attending big games. Traveling English people brought the sport to South America and India, where it soon became an international phenomenon. Today, over 130 million people tune into a Super Bowl game to watch the game. Many people find the game to be entertaining and informative, and some games can even make you think about moral decisions.

Football is the most popular team sport in the world, and it has the highest attendance per game of any sport. There are two teams, each consisting of eleven players, and each team is responsible for a specific position on the field. Players play on a rectangular field, sometimes with artificial turf, with goalposts at each end. Goals are scored by advancing the ball to the opposing team’s end zone, or to the goal. Goalkeepers may use their hands to propel the ball.

Football’s modern form was codified in England in 1863 by the Football Association. The Football Association established the Laws of the Game, which still govern the sport today. The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) oversees the FIFA World Cup, the world’s most prestigious international football competition. The World Cup is played every four years and is the most watched sport in the world, with twice the viewers of the Summer Olympics. But before football was codified, there was no denying its popularity.