Sport in the World There are several reasons why people love football, but here are three of the top reasons. Passion Surrounding the Sport The one thing that never changes about football is the passion that everyone has around the game. Irrespective of the part of the world, the passion behind the sport remains the same. Rivalry Matches One of the best times to watch football is when two bitter rivals face off against one another. These rivalry matches are separate from the regular matches, but they create the same hate and passion surrounding the opposing clubs. No Age Limit Anyone can play football at any age, which makes it interesting for younger folk.
Football is the most popular sport in the world, with more than 265 million players worldwide and 4 billion people actively watching the sport from time to time. The FIFA World Cup is the most-watched sports event in the world with an estimated viewership of 3.5 billion. The oldest football club in the world is Sheffield FC, established in 1857. The fastest goal to be recorded took just 2.4 seconds and was scored by Nawaf Al-Abed. Even though the event has been around since 1930 and held every four years, only eight teams have won the FIFA World Cup.