Soccer, or football, is the most popular sport in the world. Thus, it follows, soccer tickets are the bestselling on a global level in pure terms of the population playing the game and the ridiculous number of leagues. Hundreds of millions of people are seduced by the precision passing, the break away, and a shot on goal. To them it is the beautiful game, even if their country prefers to play with a little more control and a lot less creativity.
That was not an empty statement. It seems each country or region of the world has its own style of play. It is Brazil that gave the world the beautiful game and the German team that seems to always play with machine like precision. All this becomes evident at the World Cup, where FIFA organizes a tournament between nations after four years of qualifying matches (friendlies). Thus, unlike American sports, it is the international tournaments built around national pride that dominate with club devotion a second.
Alas, not every year is going to bring a major competition. Then championship leagues dominate as the biggest matches. Every continent has them, though by far the best soccer is played Europe, with South America second, and each of the other continents in some sort of a tie for third or fourth. The sport has begun to make major inroads in the United States as well, where MLS is thriving.