Paris : Nearly one million tickets have been sold for the Women’s Football World Cup before the start of the tournament on Friday, organizers say. In the biggest and – Fifa, football’s governing body, hopes – the best Women’s World Cup yet, France play South Korea at the Parc des Princes in the first of 52 games.
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The host nation hopes to emulate the success of the men’s team in Russia last year and make history by becoming first country to hold both World Cups at the same time. Among the 24 teams taking apart, France is narrow favorites to win the tournament, just ahead of the holders, the USA.
The organizers say they have sold 9,50,000 tickets – including 6,500 on Wednesday alone – edging closer to their target of one million, despite problems with ticket printouts and some fans who bought tickets together finding they have been separated. So far 20 of the 52 games are sold out.
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“In host cities the fever is really coming over”, said Gianni Infantino, president of Fifa.
The final will be held in Lyon on 7 July, the city of the bes women’s club side in the world and Champions League winners for the last four years. Other than France and the US, the next most fancied teams are Germany and England. England take on Scotland in their first game in group D in Nice on Sunday.