The opening game of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France drew a record 9.83 million viewers in the host nation on Friday, according to figures released on Saturday.
The match against South Korea had the biggest television audience for a France women’s game and a record 45,261 fans attended it.
The match played at the Parc des Princes saw Les Bleues thrashing South Korea 4-0 in a Group A fixture.
The French men’s first World Cup 2018 game against Australia was watched by 12.6 million viewers.(Reuters/NAN)