3. Field Hockey
With a fan following of 2 billion people, a majority from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, hockey secures the 3rd spot in our list of top 10 most popular sports in the world. Hockey is the national sport of Pakistan and is most popular in the South Asian region that includes countries like India, Pakistan, China, and Malaysia. A decade ago, it was widely played in Pakistan and India but has fallen from the grace as there aren’t any significant opportunities left on the professional level as much as in other games like football and cricket.