England on course to smash record attendance for women's football match on UK soil

England Captain Steph Houghton faced a massive crowd at Wembley(PA Images)
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England Women are on course to break the record for attendance at a women's football game in the UK after selling out the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium.

The Lionesses will play against Germany in a friendly on November 9 and look likely to smash the previous record of 80,203 for the 2012 Olympic final between Japan and the United States.

It continues the momentum the Lionesses have built up from this year's FIFA Women's World Cup where they smashed the record UK TV audience for a women's football game four times and a peak audience of 11.7million watched their semi-final defeat to the United States.

Sue Campbell, FA director of women's football, said: "This is a magnificent show of support for the squad and staff after a tremendous year of progress for the England team.

"My thanks go to everyone who has bought a ticket as we never take such support for granted.

"What will make it even more special is to see everyone who has bought a ticket turn up on the day to help smash the all-time record on English soil. My message to them is to come and be a part of history," she finished.

The world record for attendance at any women's football match is currently 90,125 for the 1999 Women's World Cup final in Pasadena, California.

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