As reported by news agencies, approximately 10m football fans tuned in to watch the opening of the Women’s World Cup 2019, held in Paris.
The tournament is being broadcast by both public and cable television in France with Friday’s opener, a 4-0 win for France over South Korea, going out on the TF1 channel.
A sell-out crowd of 45,261 filled the Parc des Princes in Paris to watch the start of what is billed as the biggest women’s World Cup yet.
The France vs. China women’s match that was broadcast last Friday only attracted 1.2m, a fraction of that figure. All of the games are being broadcast free on the country’s TF1 channel.
The final is set for July 7, in Lyon.