Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
FIFA released a report on the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup this week with groundbreaking revelations.
This year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup according to the report was the first ever edition to break even, with revenue amounting to $570 million.
The tournament’s digital traffic surpassed the entirety of the 2019 edition in just 14 days.
Goals per match decreased from approximately 2.80 to 2.55 p/m.
Spain won their first world title at the end of the tournament with a 1-0 win over European champions, England.
Olga Carmona scored the winning goal for the Spanish side during their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup final.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup was the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international women’s football championship contested by women’s national teams and organised by FIFA.
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The tournament, which took place from 20 July to 20 August 2023, was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
It was the first FIFA Women’s World Cup with more than one host nation, as well as the first World Cup to be held across multiple confederations, as Australia is in the Asian Confederation, while New Zealand is in the Oceanian Confederation.
It was also the first Women’s World Cup to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.
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