FIFA have confirmed half-a-million tickets have sold to fans from more than 120 countries ahead of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The tournament has passed the 500,000 milestone, with the most sought-after match of the tournament being the August 20 final at Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal.
The opening match and opening ceremony for the first-ever co-hosted women’s tournament will take place on July 20, 2023 at Aotearoa New Zealand’s Eden Park in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.
Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal has been selected to host the final a month later on 20 August.
Speaking about the excitement building ahead of the competition, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said:
“Ticket sales for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 are off to a great start and it’s not just home fans in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand purchasing tickets!
“Fans residing in the United States of America, England, Qatar, Germany, China PR, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and France are the top 10 purchasers of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 tickets so far.
“This highlights the fantastic pull of the female game and the passion it evokes among the global football fandom, who want to be part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and see the event reach #BeyondGreatness.”
Meanwhile, tThe first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off tournament takes place February 17-23 at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and North Harbour Stadium in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.
Tickets for the February tournament go on sale at on January 17, 2023, at 2pm (NZT) via FIFA.com/Tickets.
The tournament will feature 10 nations: Portugal, Cameroon, Thailand, Chile, Haiti, Senegal, Chinese Taipei, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay and Panama, competing for the final three spots in the tournament proper, in addition to three friendlies featuring New Zealand’s Football Ferns.