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Why the sport of football is so loved

by Staff Writer
25 Sep 2020 at 12:18hrs | Views
Football is one of the most popular and loved sports in the world - that's a fact written in stone. There's no other sport with a fan base like football. Perhaps it's the competitive nature of the game or the fact that it is easy to understand. While the viewers are thrilled by their favorite teams, brands also cash in on the action. It's a win-win for all, especially the players. No doubt, it's a fantastic sport. With that in mind, here are some of the reasons why the sport of football is so loved.

 - It's easy to understand
Perhaps, one of the most easy-to-understand sports, football, doesn't involve a whole lot of equipment. It's a one ball game, on a pitch with players trying to get it into the opponent's goal post. One of the reasons why the sport is so loved is because fans can engage easily.

Anyone can set up a pseudo football pitch just about anywhere to enjoy the game. As long as there's a ball, it's a blast. More so, the fun doesn't decrease because there's no wide goalpost, with a fancy net. Football lovers and enthusiasts, especially in less developed countries, can make goalposts out of two wooden stakes firmly secured to the ground. And the rest is history.

 - It's a highly competitive game.
Yes, there are other competitive sports, but none come close to what football has to offer. With extreme fierceness, high speed, and amazing tactics, football is far from just a bunch of people running around in different directions.

Players bring different skills to give their team the edge. There is so much to focus on as a spectator -  the ball, players' skill, fair play, officiating, etc. There's no wonder football is leading in sport betting activities, constantly rewarding fans some financial gain for their passion with things like football accumulator tips.

 - Brands get to promote their products.
With one of the most massive audiences and fan bases globally, football provides an enormous platform for brands to advertise their products. Football fans are ready to spend hundreds of dollars to buy a custom sports jersey, yet they won't pay the same for casual non-sporting apparel.

Even more, through broadcasts on live television, spectators get to see brands that are generally not known. Football gives these brands boosted awareness, and as such, people buy their products whenever they walk into a sports shop.

 - Fans/countries share in the glory
Make no mistake; the glory that comes with winning isn't solely for the playing teams. Fans equally share as well. It's not uncommon for an outstanding player to take his team to victory. While he gains financial rewards from sponsors, the home country is proud as well.

When it's time for world competitions, such as the Olympic and World Cup tournaments, talented players represent their home countries, winning medals and trophies, thereby positioning them for better ratings. This way, nations share in popularity, leading to development in the sports sector.

 - It's suspense-filled
Points awarded in a football match are not usually very high. Sometimes, there are no points awarded at all. However, a no-goal scenario doesn't take the fun out. In fact, it makes football more suspense-filled because the team that scores close to the end of the game may end up winning. So, whether the scoreline is 0-0 or 2-0, the winning side could still end up losing. If you are into sports betting, you'll know every stage in the game is an opportunity to be rewarded. You can place a bet on the first team to score a goal, the first team to attain two points, and so on. Altogether, there's never a dull moment.

Source - Byo24News