After 36 games on 14 consecutive football days, the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 has already reached the round of 16 and can look back on numerous successes. Below is a selection of key facts and figures that tell the story of the group stage of the tournament.
So far, 433 million views of the official FIFA Women’s World Cup digital channels, including 82 million video views. The channels of FIFA also included:
- +2 million followers
- 20% share of conversation on Twitter, and 1.25m new Twitter followers focused on women’s football.
- A 25% increase in interactions with the Team Reporters over the Russia 2018 World Cup.
- 3000 hours watched of the WWC Daily Show.
- 6m Likes on Facebook
4⃣3⃣3⃣ million views on #FIFAWWC channels 🙌— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 22, 2019
8⃣2⃣ million video views 🙌
2⃣ million more followers on social media 🙌
Interest in the #FIFAWWC has already hit new heights around the world 🏆🌍
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The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 was a crowd puller around the world in the group stage. FIFA expects the competition to reach a total of 1 billion viewers across all platforms worldwide. Here are some of the highlights and record numbers:
10.655 million viewers (TF1 9.829 million, Canal + 826.000) for France against the Republic of Korea – a record audience in women’s football in the country (previous high: 4.12 million for Germany versus France at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015)Record average audience in all three games in France: 10.106 million viewers
24.831 million viewers (TV Globo: 21.510 million and 45% share, BAND: 2.400 million, SporTV: 921.101) for Italy vs. Brazil – a record audience at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the country
Record average audience in all three Brazilian games: 22.492 million viewers (Group average 2015: 573.434, 2011 group average: 3.388 million)
7.303 million viewers (Rai 1: 6.525 million, Sky Sport channels: 0.778 million) for Italy against Brazil – a record audience in women’s football in the country (previous high: 202.844 for Japan-USA final at FIFA Women’s World Cup) 2011)
Record average audience of all three games in Italy: 4.411 million viewers (2015: no coverage; 2011: only two games shown)
4.019 million BBC1 viewers vs. Scotland – a record audience in women’s football in the country (previous high: 2.797 million for the UEFA Euro 2017 semi-final against the Netherlands)
By the end of the group matches in England and Scotland, exactly 50% of potential UK viewers (30.142 million) saw at least one minute of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019
1.274 million viewers (7.4% TVR, 39.8% share) at Chilevisión for USA vs. Chile – a FIFA Women’s World Cup record-breaking audience in the country
Streaming: 959,747 video views of Chile against Sweden from 855,139 unique users on the digital platform of Chilevisión
United States of America
Total range of competition on FOX until June 17: 47,962 million
Best FIFA Women’s World Cup audience since 2007: 12.032 million viewers (2015 peak: 8.532 million, 2011 peak: 1.544 million)
In The Ground
19.81 percent of all goals in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 were scored in the last ten minutes of the match. Of the 106 goals in the group stage fell from the 81st minute 21 goals, eight of them in injury time of the second half.
10.4 percent of all goals in the group stage were scored from outside the area. Overall, each team scored an average of 9.5 shots – of which 3.2 on goal – for each goal.
17 goals. Brazilian superstar Marta became the first player to connect to the Internet in five different editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. She raised her record to 17 goals: more than anyone else – man or woman – in the history of the senior football World Cup.
13-0 was the unbelievable record at the end of the game between the US and Thailand in Reims on June 11: the biggest win in the history of the men’s or women’s World Cup.
The German players have covered 348.424 kilometers in their three games so far, averaging 116.14 kilometers per game. They are leading this statistical category, which was collected by the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG), closely followed by Sweden and the United States.
63 percent possession. The US is ahead of Spain and Canada in this category. According to TSG, the players have so far completed 25,147 passes, with a success rate of 77.9 percent.
7 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals: A record set by Brazilian midfielder Formiga when she appeared in the opening match of A Seleção against Jamaica. She did so at the age of 41 years and 98 days, setting another record when she became the oldest player in the competition of all time. For more information and some little-known facts about the players participating in France 2019, click here.
The first 36 games featured 86 yellow cards, an average of 2.39 per game. Brazil is the team with the most: seven. So far, there were only two red cards, and both after a second caution: one for Nigeria and one for South Africa.
1 simulation. Of the 86 yellow cards, 77 resulted in either a ruthless duel or the termination of a promising attack chance. There were three cases of goalkeeper attacks when a penalty kick was carried out; refuse an obvious chance to score; four for unsporting behavior; and only one for the simulation.
19.75 fouls per game in the group stage. The game with the most fouls was Australia against Italy (39) and the least fouls (10) USA against Thailand. So far, 18 penalties have been awarded, seven of them after the intervention of Video Assistant Referees (VAR).
So far, 17 VAR evaluations have been performed, on average one rating per 2.12 matches. There were 13 on-site audits – 11 for penalties and two for offside situations – and four for decisions that were strictly factual: one offside and three goalkeeper interventions when a penalty shootout was carried out. Only one of the 17 reviews confirmed the original decision: all 16 others led to a change.
Out Of Ground
By June 20, 1,094,639 tickets will be allocated. Tickets for the remaining games still available to the public can be purchased at www.fifa.com/tickets or at the ticket booths in the stadiums.
70 percent occupancy of the stadium with 11 sold-out games in the group stage. Twenty-one of the 36 games in the group stage – 58 percent – totaled over 15,000 fans. It is worth noting that in 2019, France will be the first edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in its current 24-man format, with no double heads.
182,000 football fans have set out to experience the atmosphere of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the city’s second best place: the FIFA Fan Experience, which was held for the first time in the history of the tournament in each of the host cities , Entertainment and cultural activities. In Paris, football fans will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibition ‘The Women’s Game’ presented by the FIFA World Football Museum and Hyundai at the Nelson Mandela Garden in Les Halles. This special showcase for women’s football history is open until 7th July and is open daily from 10:00 to 20:00
7,590 people from within the community. Set up by the Local Organizing Committee.
2,160 kids have already enjoyed the chance of walking out on the pitch with their idols, carrying the national team flags and taking part in other activities of the FIFA Youth Program.
60,000+ products have been sold at the 44 official fan shops in the nine host cities of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Products are available online at the FIFA e-store. So, over the first 32 games, football fans consumed EUR 1,816,349 worth of food and beverage at the stadiums.
Note: All stats and and values taken from official FIFA website