England in record Wembley sell-out
The England women’s football team are set to break the attendance record for a women’s match in Britain as tickets have sold out for the friendly against Germany on Nov 9.
The crowd at the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium could approach the 90,185 world record set at the Women’s World Cup final between the USA and China in Pasadena in 1999. “This is a dream come true,” said Manchester United manager Casey Stoney, a former England captain who won 130 caps for her country.
“I played for Chelsea first team aged 12 so I’ve been involved in the game at the top level for 25 years and I didn’t ever, ever see the day [that this would happen].
“What an occasion. Let’s hope the performance matches the occasion and that everyone wants to come back,” she said. The previous biggest crowd for a women’s match in England is the 80,023 supporters who attended the 2012 Olympic gold-medal match in which the United States beat Japan 2-1, also at Wembley.
Sue Campbell, FA director of women’s football, said: “What will make it even more special – to see everyone who has bought a ticket turn up on the day to help smash the all-time record on English soil.”