More than 720,000 tickets have been sold for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, with less than 50 days before it kicks off.

France is staging the eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup from June 7 to July 7, with the opening match at Paris’ Parc de Princes already sold out.

Both semi-finals and the final, which will all be held at the Stade de Lyon, are also sold out. Seats for each of these games were snapped up within 48 hours of individual match tickets going on sale.

Tickets for the three group-stage fixtures between the Netherlands and Cameroon, Nigeria and France, and Sweden and the USA, also sold out in record time.

LOC director Erwan Le Prévost said: “Today is a symbolic date that takes us a step closer to the beginning of the competition, which kicks off on 7 June at the Parc des Princes in Paris. We are all eagerly looking forward to the start of this FIFA Women’s World Cup and ticket sales show that the French public and foreign fans feel the same way.”

FIFA’s chief commercial officer, Philippe Le Floc’h, said: “The eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will see the greatest female footballers from around the globe travel to France this summer. Ticket sales figures show that people are excited about the competition and we are looking forward to seeing the stadiums across France packed with passionate fans.”

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