Most countries of the world have already chosen a sport of tradition to represent them. Let’s take the example oinei only in Pato in Argentina, Colombia Tejo, Pesapallo Finland or Charreada in Mexico – sports whose roots are found deep in the traditions and culture of these peoples. It is obvious, however, that no national sports are most loved by spectators.
Football, as it is called in Europe, or soccer, after his American name, could not miss in any way also a top profile. In fact, the most popular sport on the planet and has followers all over the world absolutely. Nowhere, however, it is more than appreciated and played in Europe and Latin America. Perhaps not incidentally, absolutely all world champions of this sport come from one of these two continents. In Europe alone there are over 223,000 football clubs worldwide out of a total of about 305,000, the number of players rising to 246 million. Obviously it can not be quantified and the number of people who play simple football passion on synthetic courts or maidanele villages and towns of the world.
If football is the king sport, cricket was appointed by the over 1.5 billion fans worldwide as prince sports. Born in England, somewhere between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, English cricket has become the national sport since the eighteenth century, and had rapid ascent in all former British colonies. Moreover, the first international match was played between USA and Canada, in 1844, depriving England of privilege. Cricket has fallen, but after the First World War, losing ground in North America and even in European countries. Instead, cricket is still revered in Australia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan or the West Indies, where matches the profile gather far more viewers than football king. In fact, there are about 20 countries where cricket was declared “the most popular sports”, and that given that there are 104 countries where the sport is practiced.
Another sport invented by the British, rugby, and one of the most popular sports on the planet. Loved to fanaticism by the British, oval ball sport quickly caught and the general public in France, Italy and the former Soviet countries, currently being played in over 30 countries. But if nowhere is hugely popular in the southern hemisphere as well. If Australia and South Africa holds the record for most world titles won, with two competitions and the number of rugby clubs in the two countries is huge in New Zealand locals love this sport seems to know no borders. It must be said that in the country of one of the greatest rugby player of all time, Jonah Lomu, rugby academies even exist and children are trained in the secrets of this sport since an early age. Moreover, it appears that native Maori rugby are particularly attracted some of the most powerful in the world selected from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Western Samoa. In contrast, in Asia, Africa and the Americas, rugby is almost nonexistent, just selectionatele Japan, Argentina, Canada, the US and Namibia managed to stand out during the World Championships.