Women’s World Cup ticket sales near 950,000

Women’s World Cup ticket sales near 950,000
FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, has confirmed that it has allocated over 941,000 tickets to fans across the world for the Women’s World Cup in France.

The month-long tournament, which starts on 7th June with hosts France facing South Korea, saw the semi-finals and final sell out within 48 hours, with 20 matches in total having been sold out so far.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino remains confident that the body will sell one million tickets to the showpiece event, as well as reach a global television audience of one billion people.

Infantino said: “You will see the explosion of women’s football at the Women’s World Cup. We will have one billion TV viewers seeing athletes, football players with technical skills.

“This country will enter World Cup fever when it kicks off. We are sold-out for 20 matches, mainly local sales. There will not be millions of fans travelling [but] we will reach one million tickets.”

Despite FIFA's lofty goals for this year’s edition of the Women’s World Cup, the total attendance recorded at the 2015 tournament in Canada saw more than 1.3 million fans watching in stadiums.

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