Host England beat Austria 1-0
The UEFA Women’s European Championship (Women’s Euro 2022) kicked off with a record 68,000 spectators.
Euro 2022 women’s Euro 2022 kicked off with a group A match between England and Austria at Old Trafford, Manchester, England on the 7th (Korean time).
On that day, 68,871 spectators gathered at the stadium, setting the record for the most in a single women’s Euro competition.
The previous record for the most spectators at the Women’s Euro was 41,301 at the final between Germany and Norway in Solna, Sweden in July 2013.
Before the opening of this tournament, 500,000 tickets were sold out, making it the largest number of spectators ever, exceeding the 2017 Dutch tournament of 240,000.
The hosts England, backed by the home crowd’s support, kept a goal from Beth Meade (Arsenal) to the end in the 16th minute of the first half, defeated Austria 1-0, and started the tournament with 3 points.
The women’s Euro was originally scheduled to be held last year, but it was delayed by a year due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
With the participation of 16 countries, including Germany (8 times), the most winning team, and the Netherlands, the defending champion, it will be held in 8 cities in England until the 1st of next month.