Eng­land in record Wem­b­ley sell-out

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Sport | Football - By So­phie Penney

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.”

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