DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that according to World Atlas, more than half of the global population consider themselves soccer fans and followers, making soccer the most popular sport in the world with 4 billion fans? Also known as association football, soccer has conquered a global sphere of influence, but the sport is more popular in Europe and Americas than in any other continent, yet the earliest form of the game as a military exercise can be traced over 2000 years in ancient China In a research published on Statista, Europe is the most prominent soccer market in the world taking up an estimated market size of 24.6 billion US dollars.
Interestingly, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is the governing body responsible for putting up international soccer competition every four years. Researchers projected that soccer will be soon America’s third favorite spectator sport as the sport gains a growing popularity among Americans, however, media gatekeepers remain resistant to the sport and only highlight baseball and hockey on some television shows.