Football, or Soccer in North America, is a sport that has taken over the world as a whole. The sport that involves two teams of eleven players apiece can now be found on almost any patch of earth, with very few exceptions. And now, an infographic from Fav Odds looks into the world’s most popular sport.
The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) is the governing body of worldwide football, and is headquartered in Germany. The six major regions across the globe are the Asian Football Confederation, Confederation of African Football, Union of European Football Association, Confederation of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Association of Football, Oceania Football Confederation, and the South American Football Association.
The game is played on a “pitch” and has a field that is 100 yards to 130 yards long. The width of the field can be anywhere from 50 to 100 yards. During a typical match, a player runs an average of seven miles.
While soccer was being played long before television was invented, the first televised match was in 1937 during the World Cup. Mexico City is currently the only city in the World that has hosted the World Cup more than once. It has done so twice.
Football, being the most popular team sport in the world, is also the most bet on team sports as well. Football betting as a whole has grown by 69% from 2011 to 2012. Only horse racing beats out football across all sports.FavOdds now provides quality sportsbook odds for all those who enjoy placing wagers on games, matches, and events.
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