Record-breaking Women's World Cup surpasses one million ticket sales

Record-breaking Women's World Cup surpasses one million ticket sales

The upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup, set to take place in Australia and New Zealand later this year, is set to break records as the most highly attended standalone women's sporting event in history.

According to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the tournament has already sold over one million tickets, surpassing the total sales for the 2019 event that was held in France.

Infantino expressed his excitement, stating, "I am delighted to announce that FIFA has surpassed the one million ticket mark for this year's FIFA Women's World Cup, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. As of now, 1,032,884 tickets have been sold.

"This achievement signifies that we have already exceeded the number of tickets sold for France 2019, indicating that Australia & New Zealand 2023 is well on its way to becoming the most attended FIFA Women's World Cup in history. The future belongs to women, and I extend my gratitude to the fans for supporting what promises to be the greatest edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup to date!"

Infantino also highlighted the growing momentum and anticipation surrounding the tournament, both in the host countries and worldwide. He eagerly invited fans to be part of the audience, witnessing the brightest stars of women's football shine on the global stage.

"The momentum is building in the host countries and across the globe, and I look forward to seeing you there to witness the stars of women's football shine on the world stage," he added

The World Cup will kick off at Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau's Eden Park on Thursday, July 20, featuring co-hosts New Zealand facing 1995 champions Norway.

Ireland made it to the tournament by beating Scotland 1-0 back in November. Amber Barrett's goal meant that Ireland and Vera Pauw's side booked their ticket to the finals for the first time ever.

Pauw's Republic of Ireland will begin their campaign against Australia at the 83,500-capacity Stadium Australia. They will also play the likes of Nigeria and Canada in the group.

All tickets made available for the  Australia game have already been sold out, highlighting the excitement for the event.