A record crowd showed up at Wembley Stadium Sunday for the UEFA Women’s Euro final between England and Germany.
The iconic English venue was sold out for the championship contest, with 87,192 fans in attendance for the Sunday-night affair. The previous attendance record for a men’s or women’s Euro final is 79,115, set in 1964 by the Spain and Soviet Union contest hosted in Madrid.
Record breaking from start to finish 🤩The #WEURO2022 final has become the ALL-TIME most-attended match at either a men's or women's EURO final tournament 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/4wZqIP7rlm— UEFA Women's EURO 2022 (@WEURO2022) July 31, 2022
Record breaking from start to finish 🤩The #WEURO2022 final has become the ALL-TIME most-attended match at either a men's or women's EURO final tournament 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/4wZqIP7rlm
The 2022 Euros has smashed attendance records throughout the tournament, with England’s quarterfinal against Spain drawing a crowd of 28,994 at Falmer Stadium.
Women’s football has grown in popularity in England after decades of building the game. “We want to inspire the nation,” England coach Sarina Wiegman said. “We hope that in the end, the whole country is proud of us and even more girls and boys will start playing football.”