The most popular sport in Brazil is definitely football, having one of the best national teams in the world according to the the FIFA world rankings and has won the World Cup for a record of 5 times. Volleyball, Basketball, auto racing, and martial arts also are rather popular sports in the country. Its volleyball team currently holds the titles of the World League, World Grand Champions Cup, World Championship and World Cup. In auto racing, 3 Brazilian drivers have won the Formula One world championship for an amazing 8 times. Other sports that are also played in Brazil although not that much are tennis, team handball, swimming and gymnastics. Brazil has hosted many high - profile international sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympic and Paralympic games. Other examples include hosting the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Pan American Games.