A report by world football governing body, FIFA, has reveled that a record-breaking 1.12 billion viewers watched the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
The global showpiece, which wrapped up in July, saw USA lift their fourth world title with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final.
The game alone had an estimated average live audience of 82.18 million.
The average live match audience more than doubled from the previous edition of the tournament in Canada, in 2015.
“The fact we broke 1 billion shows the pulling power of the women’s game,” said Fifa president Gianni Infantino.
“If we promote and broadcast world-class football widely, whether it’s played by men or women, the fans will always want to watch.”
According to Fifa’s report – which looked at viewing across all platforms – there were 993.5 million watching on TV alone, and another 481.5 million accessed the coverage on digital platforms.
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