Women’s World Cup hosts Australia’s opener against Ireland is sold out. On July 20, the ‘Matildas’ at Sydney Football Stadium will be cheered on by many of the approximately 80,000 spectators in attendance. On the same day, co-hosts New Zealand will most likely play to a full stadium in Auckland.
According to tournament boss Dave Beeche, there are still a few thousand tickets left for New Zealand’s first game against Norway. Beeche said in a conversation with the AFP news agency that he was sure the last tickets for Eden Park stadium would also be sold. The Auckland Arena can hold just under 40,000 people.
Around 1.1 million tickets have now been sold for the 64 matches. More than 800,000 of them relate to matches in Australia, just under 300,000 for matches in New Zealand.
Earlier, Sarai Bareman, the FIFA Women’s Best Woman for Women’s Football, expressed concern over poor ticket sales in New Zealand. According to Beeche, the difference is explained by the fact that 26 million people live in Australia and 5 million in New Zealand. “And Australia is in good shape, while New Zealand is not in good shape. Then the country is still doing quite well.”
New Zealand footballers have been waiting for a victory for ten matches.
For Orange, the World Cup begins on July 23 with a match against Portugal. Meetings with the United States and Vietnam followed.
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