Why is American Football not popular around the world?
Modern day American football is not a widespread sport due to the predominance of what Americans call Soccer. Real "football" FIFA type has such a huge head start on American football. Another reason is that FIFA football can be played and practiced by youths worldwide easily, as only the ball is necessary. American football, however, has expensive equipment, and requires a larger group of people to even practice as pure fun sport.
Soccer is considered more popular because more people play it around the world. American football is not played by youth groups except in Canada and the US, limiting its appeal in countries outside of North America. In addition soccer is less equipment intensive so the cost to play the game is substantially lower than it is for American Football.
American football is mainly only played in the US, but is somewhat popular in other North American countries. Canada has adopted American football, but gave it a twist which is why it is known as Canadian football. The reason why American football isn't more widespread is that it simply just hasn't caught the attention of other countries, and isn't popular. The most popular sports in the world are football (soccer) and cricket, which were both…
Quite the contrary. Most popular team sports today evolved from soccer, not the other way around. This includes American football. That is how our nations most popular sport got it's name. It started as football (soccer) which is the common term around the world. Soccer can be traced to the year 200 AD in China.