Key figures from the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ has come to an end after 52 matches played over 30 days and with a total attendance of more than 1.35 million. Plenty of records have fallen along the way - not least of which was the USA claiming a historic third title. Key quotes from the tournament organisers are available on FIFA.com, while below is a summary of the statistical highlights.

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Attendance Stats

  •     Total attendance: 1,353,506
  •     Average attendance: 26,029
  •     Biggest attendance: 54,027 for the Canada vs. England quarter-final in Vancouver
  •     Seven matches had over 50,000 spectators in attendance
  •     Canada 2015 set a new total attendance record for a FIFA competition other than the FIFA World Cup™

Competition Stats

  •     Total of 146 goals scored
  •     Average of 2.81 goals per match compared to 2.69 in 2011
  •     Average of 173.7 duels per match compared to 155.5 in 2011 (source: Prozone Sports GmbH, as at the quarter-final stage)
  •     Average of 374.3 short passes per match compared to 332.2 in 2011 (source: Prozone Sports GmbH, as at the quarter-final stage)
  •     England achieved a historic first victory over Germany after 18 defeats and two draws.
  •     USA vs. Japan beat the previous record set in 2011 for the highest scoring Final in FIFA Women’s World Cup™ history
  •     Carli LLOYD (USA) scored the first ever hat-trick in a FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Final
  •     USA surpassed Germany as the top scoring team in FIFA Women’s World Cup™ history with 112 goals
  •     For more tournament statistics see the Stats of the Day
  •     A full report of game-related data from Prozone Sports GmbH will be finalised in the coming weeks
  •     The tournament Technical Report compiled by the Technical Study Group and drawn up by the FIFA Technical Team, which contains various reports (i.e. technical and tactical analysis, trends, refereeing report, medical report). In addition, a physical analysis report

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TV stats

  •     Canada: CTV and RDS broke the Canadian viewing record for any FIFA Women’s World Cup™ match (quarter-final: average audience 3.2 million)
  •     USA: FOX scored its biggest ever audience for a football match (semi-final: average audience 8.4 million)
  •     France: W9 achieved its best figures on record and set a new French digital terrestrial viewing record (quarter-final: average audience 4.1 million)
  •     Japan: Fuji TV attracted more than twice the number of viewers for the semi-final than in 2011 (semi-final: 9.3 million)
  •     Broadcasters in the following countries beat the highest TV audience for any match from the 2011 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™: Australia, Brazil, China, Korea Republic and Norway
  •     Additional TV statistics, including audience figures from the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Final, will be available in the coming days

Digital Stats

  •     20 million unique visitors to FIFA.com FIFA Women’s World Cup™ section, consuming 225 million pages and spending 7.8 billion seconds engaged
  •     178% increase in daily visitors to FIFA.com FIFA Women’s World Cup™ section compared to 2011
  •     130% increase in followers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Facebook Page to 662,000
  •     81% increase in Twitter followers for @FIFAWWC to 222,000
  •     37% increase in followers for FIFA on Instagram to 1.37 million
  •     9 billion impressions of Tweets about the FIFA Women’s World Cup™
  •     FIFA’s YouTube channel smashed its all-time monthly views record in June (28 million views vs. 19 million in June 2014 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™)
  •     Canada 2015 attracted 19 million views on FIFA’s YouTube channel, with 38 million minutes of content consumed. 7 million views in the United States, 2 million in Canada and 1.75 million in Japan during the competition. Plus, 15 hours of the 6th FIFA Women’s Football Symposium live streamed

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Fan Zones

The Fan Zone areas have been a great success for FIFA, the National Organising Committee, and the FIFA Partners and National Supporters. All six Fan Zones were well attended, with the Vancouver site proving the most popular destination with over 100,000 fans attending over the course of the tournament.

Goal-line Technology

With goal-line technology implemented successfully for the first time at a FIFA Women’s World Cup™, there were eight close calls in the 52 matches where the match officials were assisted by the Hawk-Eye watch notifying them of a 'GOAL' or 'NO GOAL' within one second:

  •     M12: Colombia vs. Mexico (GOAL)
  •     M16: Côte d'Ivoire vs. Thailand  (GOAL)
  •     M19: USA vs. Sweden (NO GOAL)
  •     M22: Korea Republic vs. Costa Rica (GOAL)
  •     M43: Norway vs. England (GOAL)
  •     M50: Japan vs. England (GOAL)
  •     M51: Germany vs. England (NO GOAL)
  •     M52: USA vs. Japan (GOAL)

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The FIFA Women's World Cup™ Final set a new television audience high for football in the United States and topped previous competition figures for Japan, capping an inspiring month in Canada that has underlined the global popularity of women's football and the growing success of FIFA's flagship women's competition.

An average audience of 25.4 million fans in the United States watched their team beat Japan 5-2 live on FOX, the best viewing figures for any football match broadcast on U.S. television. The figures beat the previous high set during the USA-Portugal men's match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil and surpassed the women's football viewing record from the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final. It was also higher than the viewing figures for every game from the NBA Finals.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

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Telemundo's Spanish-language channel attracted a further 1.3 million viewers in the United States - the most watched FIFA Women's World Cup match on record for Spanish-language television in the United States.

Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV drew an average audience of 11.6 million for the game, compared to an audience of 9.8 million for the final of the 2011 edition of the tournament, when Japan won the title.

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