Some 150,000 tickets have been bought for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, just two months after they went on sale.

FIFA said that 45,000 ticket packages have been sold so far, which equals 150,000 tickets in total. The biggest buyers of ticketing packages so far come from host nation France and defending champion the USA, which together account for 86 per cent of the sales.

Nine cities – Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes – are due to host next year’s Women’s World Cup, and each destination has reported swift sales.

Lyon is due to host the semi-finals (on July 2-3) and the final (on July 7) and has already sold all of its packages for the matches, with more than 69,000 tickets having been snapped up. Single tickets will be available during the Visa pre-sale period once the draw for the tournament has been made.

Elsewhere, 10,000 tickets have been sold for matches in Rennes, 18,000 for games in Paris and 22,000 for fixtures in Valenciennes. The first sales phase for tickets offer packages starting from €25, allowing fans to watch three matches at one of the stadia. Nine different packages are on offer, enabling fans to attend between three and seven matches, depending on which one they purchase.

Category 4 ticket packages for the opening ceremony and opening match are priced at €29 and are still available. They also provide access to two other games at Paris’ Parc des Princes stadium.

The tournament is due to take place from June 7 to July 7 next year. Over one million tickets will be on sale for the competition, with individual tickets to be available from December 10-23. Visa cardholders will be given the chance to purchase individual match tickets during the aforementioned Visa pre-sale phase.

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