England women’s football team is set to fill 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium for the first time after selling out of tickets for its match against Germany.
The friendly match, scheduled for November 9, could surpass the current attendance record for women’s football in the country of 80,023 when the USA beat Japan in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The game will likely surpass the record attendance for an England home fixture of 45,619, which was set during a match between the same two nations in 2014.
Sue Campbell, FA director of women’s football, said: “This is a magnificent show of support for the squad and staff after a tremendous year of progress for the England team.
“My thanks go to everyone who has bought a ticket as we never take such support for granted.
“We started the year with success at the SheBelieves Cup, had a wonderful World Cup including securing Olympic qualification and it is only fitting that we get to end 2019 on a high – and can also say our own thank you to those who have backed us all the way.
“What will make it even more special is to see everyone who has bought a ticket turn up on the day to help smash the all-time record.”