Any sports which is designated as the national sport of a country either on the basis of the popularity of the game on the basis of its historical connect from that country. In this article, we have listed the national games of the countries which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

A game is a structured form of play which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to the participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Any sports which is designated as the national sport of a country either on the basis of the popularity of the game on the basis of its historical connect from that country.The national games of the countries are considered to be important for the country or are significant for their cultural values.

List of countries and their national games

Name of Countries

National Game

Afghanistan Buzkashi
Antigua and Barbuda Cricket
Argentina Pato
Australia Cricket and Australian Rules Football (AFL)
Bangladesh Kabaddi
Barbados Cricket
Bermuda Cricket
Brazil Capoeira
Bulgaria Weightlifting
Canada Ice hockey (In Winter) & Lacrosse (In Summer)
Chile Chilean rodeo
China Table Tennis
Cuba Baseball
Czech Republic Ice Hockey
Dominican Republic Baseball
England Cricket
France Football
Haiti Football
Hungary Water polo
India Hockey
Israel Football
Italy Football
Indonesia Badminton
Lithuania Basketball
Iran Wrestling
Jamaica Cricket
Japan Sumo Wrestling
Malaysia Sepak Takraw
Mongolia Mongolian wrestling, archery and horse riding
Mauritius Football
Mexico Charreria
Nepal Dandi Biyo
New Zealand Rugby union
Norway Cross-country skiing
Pakistan Hockey
Philippines Arnis
Poland Football
Peru Paleta Frontón
Russia Bandy
Scotland Golf
Serbia Football, basketball, volleyball and water polo
Slovenia Skiing
South Korea Tae-kwon-do
SriLanka Volleyball
Switzerland Shooting and Gymnastics
Tajikistan Gushtigiri
Turkey Oil wrestling
USA Baseball
Venezuela Baseball

National Game or National Sport of the country is an intrinsic part of their culture. The above list of countries and their national games is usefull for both the sports lovers and for the aspirants of different competitive examinations.