By the Numbers: 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup | Sports Destination Management

By the Numbers: 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Jun 12, 2019 | By: Michael Popke

The official ball for the Women's World Cup was unveiled by Adidas prior to the games.
The eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off June 7 in France, with the championship match slated for July 7 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon. Team USA has won three of the previous seven tournaments and is the favorite (along with the host country) to win again this year.

But there’s a lot of soccer left to be played; here are some numbers to keep in mind as you watch the 24-team field compete for global soccer’s ultimate prize. (Data courtesy of Sports Illustrated,,,,,,, The Associated Press,, and The New York Times).

  • 12: Number of previous World Cup winners on Team USA’s roster
  • 6: Number of Olympic gold medalists on the roster
  • 4: Number of countries in the 24-team field that have previously won the Women’s World Cup since its debut in 1991 (United States, Germany, Norway and Japan)
  • 900,000: Number of advance tickets sold for all matches
  • 1.3 million: Total number of tickets available
  • 9: Number of French cities that will host matches
  • 52: Total number of matches that will be played
  • 1,353,506: Total attendance of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, held in Canada (a new record)
  • 1,194,221: Previous attendance record, set in 1999 in the United States
  • 26.7 million: Number of people in the United States who tuned in to watch the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final between the U.S. and Japan on television
  • 764 million: Number of people worldwide who tuned in to the 2015 final
  • 1 billion: Number of television viewers FIFA is hoping will watch the 2019 final
  • 2 million: Amount, in U.S. dollars, that Team USA received after winning it all in 2015
  • 4 million: Amount, in U.S. dollars, to be awarded to the winning team of this year’s Women’s World Cup
  • 30 million: Amount, in U.S. dollars, of the 2019 Women’s World Cup payoff
  • 400 million: Amount, in U.S. dollars, of the 2018 Men’s World Cup payoff
  • 440 million: Expected amount, in U.S. dollars, of the 2022 Men’s World Cup payoff
  • 28: Number of players on the 2015 United States National Women’s Team who filed a lawsuit in March against U.S. Soccer, alleging gender discrimination involving pay and working conditions
  • 16: Age, in years, of the youngest player in this year’s competition, Mary Fowler of Australia
  • 41: Age, in years, of the oldest player in the competition, Brazil’s Formiga
  • 6: Main corporate sponsors for this year’s event (Adidas, Coca-Cola, Wanda, Hyundai, Qatar Airways and Visa)
  • 143: Number of countries that entered to qualify for Women’s World Cup play
  • 75: Number of referees and assistant referees that are working the World Cup matches
  • 0: Number of those referees who are males
  • 15: Number of crew members running the tournament’s video assistant referee system
  • 0: Number of those crew members who are females
  • 62: Number of broadcasters from around the world airing the tournament
  • 2: Number of networks in the United States broadcasting games (Fox and Fox Sports 1, plus Spanish-language broadcasts on Telemundo and Universo)
  • 800: Total number of hours of coverage Fox plans to run across linear and digital platforms

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