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Over a million tickets sold before start of women’s world cup

US women won the last edition in 2019. Photo/ESPN

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup organisers, which starts in a 100 days, say they are on course to sell a record 1.5 million tickets.

FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura said “FIFA’s mission is to organise the biggest and best Women’s World Cup in history this year”.

As well as targeting 1.5m tickets sales, organisers have predicted the month-long tournament will attract a global television audience of two billion viewers.

Fifa hope more than 100,000 fans will attend the event’s opening day overall, when New Zealand play 1995 winners Norway at the 50,000 capacity Eden Park in Auckland while Australia face the Republic of Ireland at the 83,500 capacity Stadium Australia in Sydney.

32 countries will compete over 64 matches in ten different venues across nine cities in New Zealand and Australia.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas