i heard that soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and field hockey the second,
It's very difficult to have an exact number of players who play field hockey throughout the world as numbers vary from year to year. It's estimated that over 3 million people play field hockey around the world on a regular basis.
3 million or more i think
India has won the Field Hockey World Cup only once in 1975.
No. Males of all ages play hockey around the world. Only in the US is field hockey restricted to females.
No. Originally "field hockey" was not called that, as at the time of origin there was only one type of hockey with variations, played around the world. Outside of America and Canada field hockey is known by its original and formal name of hockey. It is only after the popular growth of ice hockey and roller hockey in North America that the word "field" was added to distinguish it.
The very best field hockey player is Tourn de Nooijer, the Dutch Captain.
India has won the Field Hockey World Cup only once in 1975 held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Yes, both field hockey and ice hockey are played professionally in some parts of the world. Field hockey is more common in Europe and parts of Oceania, South America and Asia; ice hockey is virtually restricted to Arctic Circle countries.