Because it’s AWESOME! I actually really enjoy soccer, and I think it’s more of a cultural type of game as well (mostly referred to as football) especially popular in the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. While there is no specific reason as to why it’s so popular, I think the nature of the sport may have something to do with it. It’s a sport where there are 2 teams (each team has 11 players, including the goalie) and a ball. The field is a rectangular space with two goal posts on each end, and the objective is to kick/shoot the ball into the goal post and try to get the most goals.The game is relatively simple, and very easy to play since the rules are basically to try to move the ball to the goal using your feet only (but the goalie can hold the ball). That’s another reason why it’s so popular, and why it’s catching on countries like Australia and the US.