8.5 - did you even think before asking this question?
Surely it's more than 8.5. I think the idea is how popular is football (soccer)? If you are based in North America, you will realize that football (soccer) is the most popular sport in every country in the world bar 6 - The US (football-american), Canada (hockey), New Zealand (rugby), India (cricket), Pakistan (field hockey) and Saudi Arabia (aerobatics) and in Tuvalu it ties for first place with octopus wrestling. (Impossible, right?)
Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world, the world cup in 2006 was watched by about 26 billion Non-unique viewers (meaning that if you watched all 64 games you were counted 64 times) and the finals of that same world cup was watched by over 750 million. (Almost double the size of the population of the united states.) So this kind of shows how popular it is.
There must be more than that where the most popular sport isn't soccer- for example the most popular sport in Australia is Australian Rules Football. Also nations where the game is still developing, i.e. Australia, the fan base is still quite small in comparison. Also, the World Cup viewership would not consist of constant soccer supporters, there would be hangers-on as well. It would be silly to think that soccer is the most followed sport in all countries, but you can safely assume that when you look at Earth in general, soccer is the most popular.
The Football Association founded in 1863 was only ever set up to govern Association football in England. FIFA founded 1904 was set up as a single regulatory body for all countries after association football gained international popularity.
The Scottish Junior Football Association is the biggest football association in Scotland. The football association was founded in 1886 and still exists this very day.
is a series of association football games Federation International Football Association FIFA is the international football association
Worldwide- Association Football (Soccer In The USA)- Cricket- Athletics- Golf- Tennis- Basketball- Baseball- Rugby- Field Hockey- Volleyball- Ice Hockey- American Football
Worldwide- Association Football (Soccer In The USA)- Cricket- Golf- Tennis- Basketball- Baseball- Rugby- Field Hockey- Volleyball- Ice Hockey- American Football
It's from the word 'association' as in 'football association.'It originated in England with Association Football.
Association football is known as soccer to the United States. To many countries, other than the United States, Association football is known as football.
College Football Association ended in 1997.
College Football Association was created in 1984.
Sikkim Football Association was created in 1976.
Israel Football Association was created in 1928.
Ghana Football Association was created in 1957.