Women’s European Cup final breaks men’s record

In terms of the number of fans for the final of the Women’s European Cup between England and Germany on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, the record was broken for the number of fans in the men’s continental competition.

The number of spectators in yesterday’s final reached 87,192 spectators, while the previous figure of 79,115 spectators was recorded in the final match of the 1964 men’s championship in Spain, when the hosts won the title at the expense of the Soviet Union (2-1).

England won the title for the first time in their history, winning 2-1 after being extended. Ella Ton (62) and Chloe Kelly (110) scored against England, while Lina Magul (79) scored Germany’s eight-time goal.

The opening match between England and Austria (1-0) at Old Trafford, which was attended by 68,871 spectators, broke the record for the number of fans in a Women’s European Cup match (41,000), and the record for the number of fans in a match for England was 77,768 spectators and there were both at Wembley and against Germany in the 2019 friendly which England lost 1-2.

The absolute record for the most fans in a women’s football match last spring was broken twice by Barcelona at its Camp Nou, the only stadium in Europe that can accommodate more fans than Wembley.

On April 23, 91,648 spectators attended the semi-final of the Women’s Champions League between Barcelona and Wolfsburg, Germany, where tickets cost 2.5 euros for club subscribers and from 9 to 15 euros for the rest.

Tickets for the European Cup final were offered at prices ranging from 15 to 99 euros.

Total attendance for the current edition of the European Cup has reached 574,875 spectators, which exceeds the best figure for women’s continental competitions, which was achieved 5 years ago in the Netherlands with 247,041 spectators.

Source: AFP

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