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Soccer, cricket and co .: These are the most popular sports worldwide

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In Germany, football is clearly the number one sport. But what about the world? "WorldAtlas" has compiled the most popular sports and estimated the number of their fans. Here are the top 10 ...

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10th place: Golf - 450 million fans worldwide.

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Golf is particularly popular in Western Europe, East Asia, and North America. The sport has its origins in Scotland.

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9th place: Rugby - 475 million fans worldwide.

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Rugby has made it out of the United Kingdom, especially in the former colonies of Great Britain, to great popularity. For example, New Zealand and Australia are great rugby nations.

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8th place: baseball - 500 million fans.

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Formed in the USA, baseball now has many fans not only in America, but also in Japan and the Caribbean. A hot dog is traditionally part of the fun.

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7th place: basketball - 825 million fans.

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Basketball enjoys worldwide popularity, but of course it is especially in demand in its country of origin, the USA.

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6th place: table tennis - 875 million fans.

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Thanks to Timo Boll there are some table tennis fans in Germany too, but "ping pong" has cult status above all in China and South Korea.

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5th place: volleyball - 900 million fans.

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Volleyball was invented in the USA at the end of the 19th century and combines elements from basketball, tennis, handball and baseball. Today the sport is particularly popular in Western Europe and North America.

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4th place: tennis - 1 billion fans.

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The first origins of tennis go back to ancient times. The current shape has its origins in France and has drawn fans from all over the world under its spell over the decades.

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3rd place: field hockey - 2 billion fans.

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Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia - field hockey has its fans almost everywhere. The sport is particularly popular in India, Australia and Pakistan. Germany and the Netherlands also have some hockey fans on their side.

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2nd place: cricket - 2.5 billion fans.

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Developed in England in the 16th century, cricket is now not only a national sport on the island. Cricket fever has long broken out in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and South Africa as well.

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1st place: football - 4 billion fans.

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No surprise: there are soccer fans almost all over the world. Around half of the world's population watches how the round leather is carried into the gate. Football is particularly popular in Europe and South America.