Soccer still World’s most watched sport

Scooper One | 21st Sep 2015

Soccer still World’s most watched sport

According to the statistics generated by, Soccer is still world’s most watched single sporting event with Rugby World cup coming up in second

It is predicted that 2.2 million people will attend games during The Rugby World Cup, which is due to start in the UK later today and runs till the end of October

The overall highest attendance figure of any single sporting event was 3.4 million recorded at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The Olympic games attract far more people than single sports events due to the significantly higher number of tickets on offer.

This chart shows attendance at selected major single sports events.