England’s women’s side are set to play in front of a record crowd in a women’s match in England when they face off against Germany in their final home game of the year on 9 November.
Already more than 75,000 tickets have been sold for the friendly clash, several thousand higher than the current record for a women’s football match in England – which currently stands at 70,584 who watched Team GB’s 1-0 victory over Brazil at Wembley in the 2012 Olympics.
England manager Phil Neville said of the expected record crowd: “We are grateful for the incredible support.
“We had loads travelling to watch us in France for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, millions tuning in on TV and now this incredible show of support for the Germany game.”
Interest in women’s football has skyrocketed in recent years, particularly spurred on by a successful Women’s World Cup in the summer.
England face Brazil at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough on Saturday, in front of an expected crowd of 30,000.
The Lionesses won the SheBelieves Cup in March, before impressing in France and capturing the nation’s attention as they reached the World Cup semi-finals in July.