The British really love sports. This applies not only to football, which first appeared in this country. Tennis, rugby, boat racing are also very popular. There is also a sport that few people understand outside of the UK. This is cricket, a true national sport for the British. Most residents of the UK are passionate sport fans. They are always ready to support their team. It should be noted that it is quite expensive to go in for sports in the UK. There are no state free sports complexes, so athletes are engaged at their own expense or for the funds of sponsors.