REVEALED: More than 20,000 tickets have already been sold for England women’s World Cup qualifier against minnows Luxembourg… as Euro 2022 winners line up friendly against world champions USA at Wembley
- Momentum around the Lionesses is growing after their Euro 2022 triumph
- Ticket sales have soared for their next home World Cup qualifier in September
- Luxembourg visit the Bet365 Stadium after England won the reverse fixture 10-0
- The Lionesses may have already qualified by the time the game comes around
Over 20,000 tickets have been sold for England women’s World Cup qualifier against minnows Luxembourg in September as interest in the Lionesses continues to build after they won Euro 2022 on Sunday.
Sarina Wiegman’s side captivated the nation as they soared through the tournament on home soil before beating Germany 2-1 after extra-time in the final at Wembley.
A record European Championships crowd of 87,192 were in the stadium, while the peak UK television audience of 17.4 million made it the most-watched women’s football game of all-time in this country.
Interest in the Lionesses is continuing to build after they lifted the Euro 2022 trophy on Sunday
A record European Championships crowd of 87,192 watched on at Wembley for the final
Momentum around the team is showing no signs of stopping as fans have flocked to buy tickets for England’s next home game against Luxembourg, which is being held at Stoke’s Bet365 Stadium on September 6.
England home attendances for 2023 World Cup qualifiers
England 8-0 North Macedonia (St Mary’s, Southampton) – 8,214
England 4-0 Northern Ireland (Wembley) – 23,225
England 1-0 Austria (Stadium of Light, Sunderland) – 9,159
England 20-0 Latvia (Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster) – 10,402
More than 20,000 were snapped up in the first sale window alone, with more set to go on sale in the coming weeks. The stadium has a capacity of 30,089.
The Lionesses are therefore on track to beat the crowd of 23,225 who attended their World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland last October, but that was held at Wembley.
Their other home qualifiers in the current campaign have been held in Southampton, Sunderland and Doncaster, with the highest attendance being the crowd of 10,402 that watched England win 20-0 against Latvia at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Tickets for the game against Luxembourg in September are priced at £15 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2.50 for under 16s.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the Lionesses will return to Wembley in October to face the USA in a friendly – subject to securing World Cup qualification.
The game will mark the 50th anniversary of the first official England women’s fixture on 18 November 1972, which ended in a 3-2 win over Scotland. The FA plan to invite every living Lioness to Wembley and also acknowledge those across previous generations who paved the way.
England currently have a perfect record in their World Cup qualifying group, winning all eight games so far, scoring a mammoth 68 goals and conceding none.
If they avoid defeat in their next fixture away in Austria – which comes three days before the home qualifier against Luxembourg – they will secure a spot at the World Cup, which is being hosted by Australia and New Zealand next summer.
Stoke’s Bet365 Stadium is hosting the World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg in September
Ellen White scored twice as the Lionesses won 10-0 in the reverse fixture away in Luxembourg
Sarina Wiegman’s side won 10-0 in the reverse fixture away in Luxembourg, as Ellen White, Alex Greenwood and Millie Bright all scored twice.
After lifting the Euro 2022 trophy on Sunday, England captain Leah Williamson called on fans to attend more women’s football matches, particularly in the Women’s Super League.
‘The legacy of this tournament is a change in society,’ the defender said. It’s everything we’ve done. We’ve bought everyone together.
‘We’ve got people to come to (Euros) games and we want them to come to WSL games. The legacy of this team is winners, and this is the start of the journey.’
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