No European Broadcast of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 despite 1 MILLION tickets sold
FIFA predicts record attendance at Women’s World Cup 2023. Over 1 million tickets sold, but no official broadcaster for Top 5 European nations yet.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: According to FIFA, the Women’s World Cup 2023 will draw the largest crowd ever to the tournament. The competition, which begins on July 20, has sold over one million tickets, making it the most popular women’s athletic event in history. However with only a little over a month left for the com petition, there is no official broadcaster of the tournament in Top 5 European nations.
The competition, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand, will begin on July 20 and include 32 teams. Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, announced on Thursday that 1,032,884 tickets have already been sold, well surpassing the total sales from the last edition in France with little over a month left.
“Delighted to share with the world that FIFA has passed one million tickets sold for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand!” he wrote on Instagram.
Two billion spectators are anticipated to watch the World Cup on television throughout the course of the month-long event, which would be a new record for the event. The “big five” nations of Europe—Britain, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy—have yet to get a TV broadcasting contract from the governing body since their offer of $1-10 million (£800k-£8m) is much below FIFA’s expectations.
“The momentum is building in the host countries and across the globe, and I look forward to seeing you there to witness the stars of women’s football shine on the world stage,” he added.
However the ‘big five’ football countries in Europe are still unsure if they will be able to watch the event on television. The public broadcasters in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain have rejected FIFA’s lower bids. The competition serves as a significant showcase for the women’s game, but the organisation that governs football in the world has refused to sell the rights to it.
The five aforementioned nations, who have all qualified for the tournament, have recently engaged in collective discussions through the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which represents their last remaining hope. If a deal cannot be reached, FIFA will work to resolve the issue by introducing a programme that will enable these nations to watch the event through live streaming broadcasts.
On July 20, the co-hosts New Zealand and 1995 champions Norway will play off in the opening match of the Women’s World Cup 2023 at Eden Park in Auckland.Later that day, Australia will play the Republic of Ireland in Stadium Australia, the tournament’s biggest stadium, in Sydney. The game had to be shifted there because of the more than 100,000 spectators expected for the tournament’s opening matchday.