The Women’s World Cup has been nothing short of a sensation this summer with millions of people tuning in and thousands of fans packing into the stadiums around France. More people in the Netherlands (3.5m) watched their World Cup last sixteen game than watched the men’s Nations League final (3.2m) and the tournament has been taking off all over the world.
In Brazil, 35.2m people watched their last 16 defeat to hosts France, a game that made history by becoming the most watched Women’s World Cup match of all time. On home soil, the Lionesses have been breaking records themselves, first of all a record 6.1m people watched their opening day win over Scotland but that was broken as 6.9m Brits tuned in to see them fight their way past Cameroon in the last sixteen in what was a feisty encounter.
That record is predicted to tumble yet again on Thursday as England take on Norway in the last eight, as they look to make it into the semi-finals for the second successive World Cup. The heatwave in France is sure to impact the play on Thursday and the scorching weather is set to cross the channel and make for a beautiful weekend on the British Isles.
Glastonbury will be hosting hundreds of thousands of festival goers who will be enjoying the sun, party atmosphere and top class music. They will also have the opportunity to take in the Women’s World Cup on Thursday night thanks to a tweet from England player Georgia Stanway.
The Man City ace tweeted the biggest festival in the world to request that the game was shown, so that her little brother wouldn’t miss it as he is at Glastonbury. They tweeted back confirming that they would, which is a rarity for the festival.
This would be the first time a women’s game has been shown, with the last men’s football game being shown back in 2010 when England took on Slovenia in the World Cup. There is sure to be a packed out crowd watching the big screen on Thursday before the big acts begin to perform on Friday.
Come on the Lionesses!