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most popular sport in your country



  • Rami94Rami94 Posts: 4
    football is the first game in Algeria, we have a brilliant history and the most players of Algeria are play in the greatest leagues in the world.
    for example, Mahrez is the best player in England.
  • huong24221huong24221 Posts: 16 ✭✭
    in Vietnam, FOOTBALL is everyone's life.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,378 ✭✭✭✭
    I thought cricket was a religion in Pakistan @Bubbly. I never realised hockey was popular.
  • BassaBassa Posts: 114 ✭✭✭
    Most popular sport in italy si soccer like more and less everywhere in Europe..but there are a lot of sport less followed like basket or ski...volley as well that are really interesting to see and practise
  • mdshamsadmdshamsad Posts: 88 ✭✭
    In India Hockey is national sport but Cricket is more popular than Hockey and I also love to watch Cricket match

    Apart from cricket
    Hockey,Tennis, Kabaddi,Boxing,Badminton,Chess etc are other sport that Indian like to play cricket
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭✭
    mdshamsad said:

    In India Hockey is national sport but Cricket is more popular than Hockey and I also love to watch Cricket match

    Apart from cricket

    Hockey,Tennis, Kabaddi,Boxing,Badminton,Chess etc are other sport that Indian like to play cricket

    You are improving Buddy! All the best!
    Do you play any of these sports? @mdshamsad
  • mdshamsadmdshamsad Posts: 88 ✭✭
    yes, I play cricket but not regular @mohit_singh
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    In India, cricket is the most popular sport. Sachin Tendulkar is the well known cricketer in the world and one can people playing cricket in streets.
  • mafermafer Posts: 22 ✭✭
    In canada the most popular sport is Hockey and in Colombia is football. People love so much those sports but personally I don't like any. However I like so much the party after play.
    In fact I prefer other kind of sport
  • mshouqamshouqa Posts: 12 ✭✭
    football for sure
  • John23John23 Posts: 12 ✭✭
    The most popular sport in Mexico is the Fútbol Soccer bit the quality of players is really bad for that I don't like it and I prefer the Basketball.
  • shadyrashedshadyrashed Posts: 70 ✭✭
    in Egypt the most popular sport is football
  • Emmanuel_FelixEmmanuel_Felix Posts: 13 ✭✭
    Most popular sport in Mexico is football, only some states from north of the country favor Basketball
  • soupmantrasoupmantra Posts: 298 Inactive
    The most popular sport in India is cricket. The cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli are popular here. Cricket has better infrastructure allover the country like there are cricket stadiums, cricket coaching institutes, etc.

    Nowadays there are also other sports that are getting attraction in the country like Kabaddi, Wrestling, Football, Badminton and Tennis. We have various sports league that have come for each sports so they are getting traction. But that is no comparison to cricket which remain popular in the reach.
  • WeiJieWeiJie Posts: 12 Inactive
    For Me, My country is Malaysia and most popular sport is badminton i think because our badminton player, Dato Lee Chong Wei, are participate in a lot of competiton and also Lee Chong Wei are my favorite sport player in sport because my hobby is playing badminton.Since i was young , at 12years'old i stared play badminton in school with friend and schoolmate and also stared to support my favorite sport player. I also like to watch Lee Chong Wei and his challenger, Lim Dan ,it was awesome . So, most popular sport in Malaysia is badminton.
  • RaraAvisRaraAvis Posts: 101 ✭✭
    The most popular sports in my country are football and boxing. Actually I'm neutral to theses kinds of sports. All I want to say is that I'm not a football or boxing fan. Of course when there was EURO 2012 I watched the matches but I don't do it on a regular basis.
  • nontannontan Posts: 201 ✭✭
    Since the professional league started twenty years ago, football has been getting popular.
    However, the most popular sport is still baseball in Japan.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,378 ✭✭✭✭
    In the UK it's football followed by rugby and cricket.
  • elancer2013elancer2013 Posts: 145 ✭✭✭
    In india cricket is very famous
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,378 ✭✭✭✭
    @elancer2013 if you are a cricket fan you might appreciate this funny article by The Ass, author of the popular Backside of the Nepali Times (@filauzio is familiar with his writing).

    Asia is divided into two types of countries: those that play cricket and those that eat them. The Line of Control between these two eco-biological domains passes along 118 degrees East meridian in the vicinity of the Andaman Sea that separates China, Philippines and Japan (which play basketball and baseball) with India, Sri Lanka and Australia (which play cricket). There is also a third type of country in Asia, which is the one that likes to play with crickets by tying pieces of string on their hind legs, and gambling on cricket races (Thailand and Laos). But in general, it would be safe to say that west of the Abdomen Sea, cricket is a sport, and to the east, it is a meal.

    Since Nepal was never colonised by leg breakers, and therefore did not inherit a sport with a scoreboard that looks like the result of a three-tier general election, we have never really been passionate about cricket. And since we have never played off square leg in The Asses, we as a nation, are not up to speed on cricket terminology. Although we knew it was a nail-biting finish in Namibia the other day, many of us had no clue why it was so exciting.

    That is why, as a public service to the nation at large, the Ass takes time to list a truncated glossary of cricket terms so you can follow the running commentary of not just cricket but also political games that are currently ongoing in Nepal:

    Agricultural Shot: A batting lineup that includes giving the Maoist Centre a shot at being the Minister of Agriculture.

    KPO was already batting on a sticky wicket since he started his innings as Skipper, but his team-mate PKD suddenly bowled a Bouncer from behind him by saying the unity deal was off unless he also gets to be skipper after two-and-half years.

    Century: The time it will take for the Batting Team under the present Skipper to fulfil the promise of stability and prosperity without Queering the Pitch at any time.

    Chinaman: Unnamed left-wing wrist-spinner who spoke to Krishna Bahadur Mahara some years ago offering him 50 corrodes to change sides.

    Donkey Drop: The Ass has absolutely no idea what this is, but it has a nice ring to it because it seems to describe accurately the dilscoops that our politicos indulge in from time to time.

    Drinks Break: What happened at Man Bhawan the other night as one faction of one party met with another faction of another party to plot against rival factions in both parties, usually well lubricated with Maotai and Toddy.

    Full Toss: What will happen if Parliament follows the tradition of the First Constituent Assembly when chairs were defenestrated from the floor of the BICC. Why stop at chairs, why not upgrade to bigger furniture, and maybe someday even propel a couple of Honourable Members of the August House out the window?

    “Howzat”: Blood-curdling cry, often emanating from cabinet members, when the Finance Minister is manhandled while trying to present the budget. The Speaker is not required to rule on the physical appeal for dismissal unless asked in this way. But, if asked, he is mandated to form a Task Force, an Inquiry Board or an Investigation Commission.

    Jockstrap: Also known as ‘groin-guard’, mandatory gear for all newly nominated ministers whose gonads could be the targets of well-aimed Yorkers, especially if they are fielding at Silly Point.

    Leg Break: A form of ‘bowtick carbuy’ practiced during the war by Baddie Bowlers, but still being employed selectively in order to dismiss opposition Batsmen from time to time. Also known as Leg Bye-bye.

    Luncheon: The first of the two intervals (see also: Drinks Break) taken during a full day’s session of the House, which usually occurs at lunchtime at about 12:30pm Indian Standard Time and can last anywhere up to three hours.

    Match Fixing: The accepted behind-the-scenes method of cobbling together a coalition government which involves bribing players with the promise of cabinet berths, or housing plots in Hetauda [a town in Nepal].

    No Balls: This happens when an ex-minister repeatedly shows a lack of scrotal fortitude in the field, and is obsessed instead of performing Quickies with Maidens.

    One Day International: A junket in which a Lameduck Finance Minister flies half-way around the world for a one-day international conference in Australia so he doesn’t have to rescue the economy from collapse.

    Overthrow: Prolonged poor delivery could lead to the fielding team from the Left Alliance staging a violent takeover, leading to a batting collapse.

    Partnership: An alliance of convenience by Batsmen from two parties with completely different ideologies, for example between PKD and SBD, that lasts as long as one of them is either a Golden Duck or a Lame Duck.

    Powerplay: The block of overs that offers temporary advantage to the Coalition Government in an endgame struggle to be in Singha Darbar by hook or by crook. Mostly by crook.

    Rest Day: Every day.

    Wicked Keeper: Another name for party boss, the guy who is Caught Behind while keeping party faithful faithful.

    Yorker: Opposite of Googly, as in: ‘PKD delivered a Yorker on a jockstrap-less BRB by calling him an Indian stooge. BRB then quickly bowled him a Googly in retaliation.’

  • ndeasisndeasis Posts: 10 Inactive
    Here in the Philippines every Filipino loves to play basketball. We have a basketball court in every town and even in every street corners. But I guess we are more popular in boxing because our country produces a lot of champions even though not all Filipinos love to box.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,378 ✭✭✭✭
    Basket ball is very popular in Nepal too @ndeasis, especially in schools.
  • ndeasisndeasis Posts: 10 Inactive
    @mheredge, so Basketball is the number 1 sport in Nepal, is that right?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,378 ✭✭✭✭
    Actually I meant volleyball @ndeasis (I always get them confused). I used to play netball which I think is a bit like basketball except you're not allowed to let the ball touch the ground.
  • javierjavier Posts: 287 Inactive
    in my country the most popular sport is soccer, at this moment people are crazy about the world championship
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,378 ✭✭✭✭
    I think football must be just about the most popular sport right now @javier. I don't normally take much interest but when it is the World Cup, then this is something else.
  • javierjavier Posts: 287 Inactive
    @mheredge yes when the cup of the world is in Spain, it feels very strong
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,378 ✭✭✭✭
    And Spain is tipped to be the possible winner this year too @javier.
  • javierjavier Posts: 287 Inactive
    @mheredge we'll see hopefully, sorry for france
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,378 ✭✭✭✭
    Well a nil, nil score is embarrassing @javier. They don't deserve to get far.
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