Europe is one of the cradles of world culture, the birthplace of many sports activities that are very popular today. The following article would like to take a look at some of the sports most popular with the people here.
Football is one of the popular sports in Europe in general and in the UK in particular. Each soccer match has 2 teams, each team consists of 11 players.
There are more than 150 million European football fans. The ball used in the match was made with 32 pieces, each piece representing a country in Europe. As a young man, Queen Elizabeth II once disguised to participate in a football match near Buckingham Palace.
There are many world famous football players are from Europe like David Beckham. David Beckham is one of the richest football players in the world. His income from football matches amounted to more than US $ 50 million. Besides, many world famous teams like Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid are from Europe.
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the UK. This world famous game captured the English in the 16th century, and was played by two teams of 11 members each. Professional cricket matches include Single-day matches as well as 5-day Fight matches.
There are over 120 million professional cricket players worldwide. European Cricket Council is responsible for overseeing matches in European countries.
The only well-trained European team is the England team. The remaining teams such as Scotland, Turkey and the Netherlands are still trying to reach the standards of international matches. Despite being a vanguard, to this day, England has yet to win the World Cricket Championship. However, the UK has organized the tournament 4 times.
Andrew Flintoff, a member of the British cricket team, is considered one of the most comprehensive players in the world. The only team that has ever made it to the World Cricket finals is England with 3 runner-ups. There are over 12 million cricket fans across Europe.