About an estimation from FIFA 600,000,000 peoples play or enjoy soccer in the world. In different ways.
Teams qualifiable for the UEFA (Europe) competitions total about 140 thousand players. There is no way of making an accurate count of how many people play soccer. There are billions of soccer fans.
All of the soccer players
More people around the world play soccer, collectively.
A lot of countries play soccer but not necessarily all.
We dont even have to worry about that because to many people around the world play and love soccer
Over 3.5 billion people enjoy soccer world wide, though that is an estimate from a few different sources. This is not saying that these 3.5 billion people play soccer, but they do have an interest in it, whether it be playing or watching it. I don't know what this soccer is but a lot of people play football.
Officially 206 countries play competitive soccer in the world
Their are almost 7 billion people on earth. Over 6 billion care about soccer(futbol).
Many people in the world love soccer and play it every day. However afl is just a national sport. Which means the only people that play afl are the ones living in australia. But all over the world everyone play soccer and enjoy it.
Yes, soccer is commonly accepted as one of the most popular sports in the entire world.