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FIFA women’s world cup 2023 breaks record with over 1M tickets sold

The 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand, with 32 participating countries, is set to be the biggest ever.

Canberra, 9 June, 2023 (GNP): The upcoming 2023 Women’s World Cup, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand, is anticipated to break previous attendance records and become the most-attended women’s sporting event of all time, FIFA said on Thursday.

According to FIFA, the body that governs international soccer, more than a million tickets have already been sold for the tournament.

The 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada set a previous record for attendance, which is on pace to be surpassed.

The Women’s World Cup will feature 32 teams, making it the first to be held in two host countries and the biggest in terms of the number of teams, reported by FIFA.

There will be 64 matches in total, and FIFA anticipates the increased number of games will result in even better overall attendance.

Furthermore, FIFA has implemented a new payout system for the Women’s World Cup players. The winning team’s players will each receive $270,000 in addition to the $30,000 minimum payout for each player.

It shows a notable rise over the $30 million prize fund awarded to female competitors at the tournament in France in 2019.

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Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, thanked the supporters for their encouragement.

He underlined the increased momentum and enthusiasm in women’s football around the world and referred to the upcoming competition as the greatest Women’s World Cup ever.

According to FIFA, the opening match between Australia and Ireland will now take place at the 83,500-capacity Stadium in Australia due to the high demand for tickets.

The co-hosts, New Zealand, will play against Norway in Auckland just before the match between Australia and Ireland.