The big four of sports in America have nothing on the most popular sport in the world. Check the rankings out of which sport is most commonly played throughout the world and it won’t be baseball, football, basketball and hockey. No, that honor goes to soccer, or futbol as it's called in Europe, and the rankings aren’t even close.
Every four years, there is a tournament that holds the attention of mankind much like the NCAA basketball tournament consumes the televisions of people in the US. Soccer is played on every single continent and the World Cup is the most viewed event in the world.
The 2010 tournament won by Spain was a huge hit on ESPN here in the U.S. Soccer won't supplant the major ports here, but it's finding a large audience.
World Cup News
Get the latest news on the FIFA World Cup along with scores and highlights from this video playlist.
Websites and Influeners
This is the Twitter account of Roger Bennett, an excellent soccer analyst and writer from Great Britain who also happens to be hilarious.
The official website of the Federation International Football Association.
ESPN’s site devoted to everything soccer.
The name says ot all.
Past FIFA World Cup Winners
1990: West Germany
1974: West Germany
1954: West Germany