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Soccer

3.3-3.5 Billion Fans. (Europe, Africa, Americas etc)

Soccer, game played by two teams on a rectangular field, in which players attempt to knock a round ball through the opponents goal, using any part of the body except the hands. Generally, players use their feet and heads as they kick, dribble, and pass the ball toward the goal. One player on each team guards the goal. This player, the goalkeeper, is the only player allowed to touch the ball with the hands while it is in play.

Cricket

3-3.3 Billion Fans. (India, U.K, Pakistan, Asia, Australia etc)

Cricket (game), a high-scoring outdoor bat-and-ball game played between teams of 11 players that originated in England over 500 years ago. A team sport exceeded in popularity worldwide only by soccer and basketball, cricket can be found in over 120 countries. The game has been played in the United States since the early 18th century.

Field Hockey

2-2.2 Bilion Fans. (Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia)

Field hockey teams use wooden sticks to dribble, pass, and shoot a ball along a field in an effort to score goals. A goal counts as one point and is scored when the ball, having been hit by a player inside the ''striking circle'' completely crosses the opposing goal line between the posts and under the crossbar. The team scoring the greater number of goals in the allotted time wins the game.

Tennis

Around 1 Billion Fans. (Europe, Americas, Asia)

Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Originating in Europe in the late 19th century, tennis spread first throughout the English-speaking world, particularly among the upper classes. Tennis is now once again an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society, by all ages, and in many countries around the world. Except for the adoption of the tie-breaker in the 1970s, its rules have remained remarkably unchanged since the 1890s.

Volleyball

Around 900 Million Fans. (Asia, Erope, Americas, Australia)

Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of six active players, separated by a high net, each try to score points against one another by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

Table Tennis

Around 900 Million Fans. (Asia, Europe, Africa, Americas)

Table tennis is a game where two or four players hit a ball with paddles back and forth to each other on a table, in a manner similar to tennis. The rules are slightly different, but the concept is quite similar. In singles play, the ball is not required to cross from the server's right-hand court to the receiver's right-hand court (or left to left) as it is in tennis. However, serving across is required in doubles play.

Baseball

Around 500 Million Fans. (U.S, Canada, Japan)

Baseball is a sport played between two teams usually of nine players each. It is a bat-and-ball game in which a pitcher throws (pitches) a hard, fist-sized, leather-covered ball toward a batter on the opposing team. The batter attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered cylindrical bat, made of wood (as required in professional baseball) or a variety of other materials (as allowed in many nonprofessional games). A team scores runs only when batting, by advancing its players primarily via hits counterclockwise past a series of four markers called bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot square, or "diamond." The game, played without time restriction, is structured around nine segments called innings. In each inning, both teams are given the opportunity to bat and score runs,a team's half-inning ends when three outs are recorded against that team.

Golf

Around 400 Million Fans. (U.S, Canada, Europe)

Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams of players strike a ball into a hole using several types of clubs. Golf is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed, standardised playing field or area; defined in the Rules of Golf as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules."

Football

390-410 Million Fans. (U.S, Canada mainly)

Football is the name given to a number of different team sports. The most popular of these world-wide is association football (also known as soccer). The English word "football" is also applied to American football, Australian rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, rugby football (rugby league and rugby union), and related games. Each of these codes (specific sets of rules) is referred to as "football".

Basketball

Not more than 400M Fans. (U.S, Canada mainly)

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. Basketball is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world.

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