Cricket is a sport widely popular in Asia, Australia and the UK. It is not a major sport in the US, most of Europe and Africa. However, some of the biggest countries in the world play this sport. Overall, with about 2 to 3 billion fans, cricket has the 2nd highest number of fans in the world. It is literally followed as a religion in Asian countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Cricket is gaining popularity in other countries all over the world. The International Cricket Council (ICC) state an incredible 125 countries around the world play the sport.
On the other hand, we have Football or Soccer is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. It also holds its place among the richest sports in the world. Soccer enjoys the most number of fans in almost all regions of the world. The number of people who follow the sport regularly and watch its global as well as regional competitions is unmatched. Countries like India where Cricket is played as a major sport has a National Football team and ample football fans.
Indeed these two sports are among the most popular and loved games all over the world. It is really difficult to pick one though. Please help us chose.