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Women’s Euro surpasses tournament attendance record

England’s staging of the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro continues to set new attendance benchmarks after yesterday’s (Thursday’s) games saw the tournament surpass the event’s total record attendance, with 15 matches still to play.

The previous total attendance record, 240,055 set at the 2017 finals in the Netherlands, was passed during the 8pm GMT game between France and Belgium.

Prior to kick-off a total of 239,902 fans had attended the first 15 matches in England, with the crowd of 8,173 at the New York Stadium in Rotherham taking the 2022 finals to a total of 248,075 with 15 games remaining.

The average attendance across the 16 games to date is 15,505 meaning that Euro 2022 is well on course to break this record, which currently stands at 9,000 (four matches) for the tournament in West Germany in 1989 and 8,676 (25 matches) for the 2013 Euro in Sweden.

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