start of UEFA Women's EURO 2013 and tickets are going fast, with more than 50,000 sold in 17 different countries.
will compete in seven Swedish cities from 10 to 28 July as Germany aim
for a sixth straight European title. With the likes of France, England
and hosts Sweden in strong contention, interest is high.
days left until kick-off, it is great to be able to report there is such
great interest in UEFA Women's EURO 2013," said tournament director
Göran Havik. "In earlier Women's EUROs there has not been such a large
number of tickets sold several months before the tournament."
the largest numbers of tickets are sold in the host nation and though
that is true again, it is also remarkable that tickets have been
purchased by people in Malta, Switzerland, Austria and the United
States, none of which countries will be represented in the finals. It
shows the profile of the tournament is spreading internationally, and
that there is a high awareness of women's football across Europe.
should be mentioned that in women's football there is not the same
tradition of travelling supporters as in men's," Havik added. "Although
we know the majority of tickets will be sold domestically, it would be
fantastic if UEFA Women's EURO 2013 in Sweden could win ground for
women's football in this area."