FIFA World Cup in Numbers

FIFA World Cup in Numbers

Release Date : 01-Jul-2015 | Name : | Category : Football/Soccer
Author : Myak Homberger


For those of you that love stats then here it is! The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 has been a huge success not just with the number of records that were broken but the feel good factor it created around the world and all the media coverage and “chat” online. As well as this the support and way that FIFA have run this World Cup is an example to other sports as to how it should be done, they are a true credit to women’s sport.

With all 52 matches played over 30 day tournament a total of 1.35 million fans attended. So aside from the USA claiming a historic third title here are some FIFA stats to enjoy and see just how far the game has come for women, its incredible and exciting to be a part of.

 

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

Average of 374.3 short passes per match compared to 332.2 in 2011 (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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Source: FIFA and Prozone Sports GmbH




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