What Is the National Sport of Germany?

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Soccer is the national sport in Germany. The early adoption of soccer in Germany started in the start of the 20th century, with soccer enthusiasts creating clubs and championships, despite the negative opinions of some within the country.

Soccer has a long history as a sport, with the base of it having existed for as long as people had an open space to kick around a ball. Soccer as a national sport has spread across many countries, with the normalization of the name “football” encouraged by the International Federation of Association Football, or FIFA, to refer to a standardized set of rules.