LONDON (AP) — England’s girls’s soccer crew is continuous to generate unprecedented fan curiosity following its European Championship victory, with its deliberate sport towards america at Wembley Stadium in October promoting out in lower than a day.
The sport pitting the European champion towards the reigning world champion was introduced on Tuesday by England’s Soccer Affiliation and will probably be performed Oct. 7, topic to England having secured World Cup qualification in September.
The Lionesses’ official Twitter account posted an replace early Wednesday that learn: “YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING. 65,000 tickets have already been sold for our October international against the United States!”
The crew later stated the sport was offered out, however didn’t say what number of tickets had been put up for common sale.
The ticketing web site briefly crashed on Tuesday amid the large demand.
It comes after a crowd of 87,192—the biggest-ever attendance for a European Championship match, males’s or girls’s—noticed the Lionesses beat Germany 2–1 after additional time at Wembley on Sunday as England’s girls’s crew secured its first main trophy.
Sarina Wiegman’s crew will play World Cup qualifiers towards Austria away on Sept. 3 after which Luxembourg at Stoke’s stadium three days later. Ticket gross sales for the latter fixture had reached 20,000 by noon on Tuesday.
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England presently tops its World Cup qualifying group with a most 24 factors from eight matches and would seal qualification for subsequent yr’s match in Australia and New Zealand with a draw towards second-place Austria or a win towards Luxembourg.
If England has to play in the World Cup playoffs in October, anybody with a ticket for the U.S. sport can be entitled to a refund, the FA stated.
The crew can be utilizing its Euros success to induce politicians to do extra to advertise the ladies’s sport.
The Lionesses wrote an open letter Wednesday to the 2 candidates in the operating to be Britain’s subsequent Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, calling on them to prioritize funding for ladies’ soccer in colleges.
“We have made incredible strides in the women’s game, but this generation of school girls deserve more,” the letter stated. “This is an opportunity to make a huge difference. A change that will impact millions of young girls’ lives.”
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