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Over half-a-million tickets sold for the Women’s World Cup in Australia in New Zealand

FIFA announced on Tuesday 17 January that the milestone had been hit, with purchases from over 100 countries.

FIFA announced on Tuesday 17 January that the milestone had been hit, with purchases from over 100 countries.
Shaun Botterill - FIFAGetty

Time to believe the hype, it seems. Ah, you already do? Excellent.

FIFA has revealed that over 500,000 tickets have already been sold for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The tournament, scheduled to be played this summer, is just under 200 days away at the time of writing and fans have clearly got on board with the rise of women’s football that has been seen over the past few years.

According to FIFA, fans from over 120 countries have bought tickets, with the most in-demand fixture being the final, held at Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal on 20 August. The tournament will begin on 20 July 2023 at New Zealand’s Eden Park in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaura.

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What FIFA said about ticket sales

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said: “Ticket sales for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 are off to a great start and it’s not just home fans in Australia and New Zealand purchasing tickets! Fans residing in the United States of America, England, Qatar, Germany, China PR, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and France are the top 10 purchasers of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 tickets so far. This highlights the fantastic pull of the female game and the passion it evokes among the global football fandom, who want to be part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.”

Who are the favourites for the tournament?

The United States and England, the World and European Champions, respectively, are the current favourites to lift the trophy on 20 August. As for Spain, the current situation with manager Jorge Vilda, in which 15 players wrote a letter to say they no longer wished to be picked while he was in charge, have gone from early favourites to outsiders.

Read: Spain defender Mapi León says “I’m not going to miss a World Cup just because I fancy it...”


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