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Sunday, 24 March 2019

This Map Shows The Most Popular Sports by Countries in The World

What if I tell you that soccer is not the most popular sports in the US?

Or if I tell you that the most popular sports in Germany is handball?


Exactly the same way I was when I started researching into the sports industry. If you are like me, with the fun fare and money spent on Football, after all about 3.5billion people watched the World Cup in 2018 and more than 6billion is spent on football betting every year, you may be tempted to think that soccer is the most popular game in the world.

That is what this map is all about. The map below shows the most popular sports by countries of the world.

Here is the breakdown of the Popular Sports by Country:

United States:          Baseball
United States:          Basketball
United States:           Field Hockey
Uganda:                    Football
Germany:                  Handball
Finland:                     Ice Hockey
New Zealand:            Netball
Papua New Guinea:   Rugby League
Fiji:                            Rugby Union
Philippines:               Volleyball
Sri Lanka:                 Test Cricket
United States:           Archery
Ireland:                     Horse Racing
Singapore:                Table Tennis
Pakistan:                   Wrestling
Slovakia:                  Skiling

There you have it. A map showing the most popular sports by countries of the world.


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