England vs Spain: Fans from England and Spain Arrive for Record-Breaking Women’s World Cup Final

England vs Spain: Public interest may have decreased after Australia lost in the semi-finals. Still, by the time the final begins on Sunday at 8 p.m. (1000 GMT), about 2 million spectators will have entered the venues in the nine host cities.

Fans started showing up for the Women’s World Cup final England vs Spain on Sunday, finishing off a tournament that broke attendance and TV records and sparked hopes of increasing interest in women’s sports.

Michael Khoodriuth, an England supporter, said, “I feel happy, excited, but very nervous because we’ve had a lot of letdowns in the last 50 years.”

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England’s defender #16 Jessica Carter (R) and Spain’s forward #08 Mariona Caldentey (L) fight for the ball during the Australia and New Zealand 2023 Women’s World Cup final football match between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney on August 20, 2023. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The semi-final loss by Australia to England on Wednesday attracted an average of 7.13 million fans on the Seven Network stations, the greatest viewership ever noted by research company OzTAM since its founding in 2001.

Matches for the Matildas sold out months in advance, and organizers anticipate that once all 64 games are over, the average attendance will surpass 30,000.

This ninth version of the world’s premier event, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, was the first to occur in the southern hemisphere and has already set attendance records.

Before the game on Sunday had started, hundreds of thousands of fans were drifting around Stadium Australia in Sydney as groups of drummers and stiltwalkers created a festival atmosphere.

Since England hasn’t won a men’s competition since 1966, both England and Spain are competing in their first Women’s World Cup final.

More than 1.1 million fans attended 52 games during the previous Women’s World Cup in France four years ago, with a total attendance of 21,756.

In New Zealand, whose team was eliminated in the group rounds, demand was lower. While some games drew as low as 7,000 viewers despite FIFA giving away thousands of tickets, White Ferns matches surpassed attendance records for soccer in the nation.

Advocating for Grassroots Funding

Australia’s players will collect $165,000 in prize money for this competition, more than 300 times the A$750 ($480) they won for reaching the quarterfinals in 2015. Sweden defeated Australia 2-0 in the third-place playoff match on Saturday.

Sam Kerr, a striker for the Matildas, remarked after the team’s Wednesday defeat to England that the sport at the grassroots level needed more funding.

“We need funding for our development, and we need funding for our grassroots,” she declared.

Women’s soccer in Australia, where it trails more widespread football codes like rugby league and Australian rules, has received calls for additional support as a result of the Matildas’ outstanding World Cup performance.

Anthony Albanese, the prime minister of Australia, reacted on Saturday by promising

In response to concerns that the majority of World Cup games involving teams other than Australia were behind a paywall, the government also wants to ensure that women’s sporting events are broadcast on free-to-air television.

Finalists England and Spain, who will both be vying for their first world championship in Sydney on Sunday, have also faced several difficulties for women’s soccer.

Women have long lagged behind the men’s squad in attention and finance in England, the game’s birthplace, and were not permitted in official facilities until 1970. However, when the Lionesses won the European championship last year, things started to change.


Where is England vs Spain final?

The competition was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand this year, and the main event will begin at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Sunday.

What time is England vs Spain on TV?

At Sydney’s Stadium Australia, the Women’s World Cup final will begin at 11 a.m. UK time (8 p.m. local time). Following their most recent meeting in the quarterfinals of the Euro 2022 tournament, both teams will be ready for a close contest.

Where can I watch England vs Spain in the UK?

This indicates that viewers in the area will be able to watch the game for free on both ITVX and BBC iPlayer. On Sunday morning, coverage begins at 10 a.m. BST on BBC One and at 10:15 a.m. BST on ITV1.

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