Top Five Sports in the World

Sports are popular for a number of reasons. Keeping healthy, healthy in mind, peace full time and good in fitness. Sports are even more popular with people who do not necessarily participate in them, but love being spectators. Since time immemorial, people have been enjoying and inspired by extraordinary human beings who are able to perform athletic feats. Here is a brief discussion of the most popular sports in the world.

1) Football

Football is a family of term sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football normally means the form of football that is the most popular where the word is used. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football

Who invented football? Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is rooted in ancient sports such as Tsu’ Chu played in Han Dynasty China and Kemari invented some 500-600 years later in Japan.

What is football’s significance?Participating in football (like many other sports), provides many health benefits for children. It’s a physically demanding game that provides an opportunity for players to improve their speed, agility, strength, hand-eye coordination, and overall cardiovascular endurance.

2) Cricket

Cricket is a bat and ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 22-yard (20-metre) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. Who invented cricket?  There is a consensus of expert opinion that cricket may have been invented during Saxon or Norman times by children living in the Weald, an area of dense woodlands and clearings in south-east England.Cricket is the most popular sport in India by far, and is played almost everywhere in the country.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket

3) Baseketball

Basketball is The 3rd Most Played and Watched Sport in the World. Global Fan Base and Audience: The number of Basketball fans ranges from 2 to 3 billion. Basketball is a team sports in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular count, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter) through the defender’s hoop (a basket 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter mounted 10 feet (3.048 m) high to a backbroad at each end of the court) while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball

Basketball has become popular for a number of reasons: Basketball is fun to play: Basketball has a very fast and exciting pace of play. Basketball is fun to watch: Some of the worlds greatest athletes are basketball players. The game is fast-paced and full of excitement and lots of scoring.

4) Hockey

Hockey is a sport in which two teams play against each other by trying to manoeuvre a ball or a puck into the opponent’s goal using a hockey stick.The modern game of hockey emerged in England in the mid-18th century and is largely attributed to the growth of public schools, such as Eton. The first Hockey Association was formed in the UK in 1876 and drew up the first formal set of rules.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hockey

5) Tennis

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).Each player uses a tennis  that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent’s court. The object of the game is to manoeuvre the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis

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