Australia-Chile Women’s Friendly Attracts Record 20,029 Fans

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Football player, Sam Kerr has scored two goals for the Australian team in a 2-1 friendly win on November 9 over Chile that attracted a record crowd of 20,029.

Written By Sounak Mitra | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Australian association football player, Sam Kerr has scored two goals for the Australian team in a 2-1 friendly win on November 9 over Chile. The Football Federation of Australia said that the match attracted a record crowd of 20,029 for a women’s soccer match in Australia. The match was organized at a new stadium in western Sydney, which broke the previous mark of 16,829 for an Australia-Brazil game at Newcastle, north of Sydney, on November 19, 2017. Kerr scored in each half and has scored 40 goals in her past 40 games for Perth in the W-League, Chicago in the NWSL, and Australia. She has scored 38 goals in total for Australia.

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Similarly, England midfielder Jill Scott who played at Wembley Stadium for the third time is a chance for her to reflect. The crowd for the 3-0 loss to Germany in 2014 was an English team record 45,619. But this time the English soccer national stadium issued  86,619 tickets for the friendly game. The crowd exceeded somewhat about 70,584 who watched Scott in a British team that beat Brazil at Wembley during the 2012 London Olympics.

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It saw the biggest crowd for women since the 1999 world cup

It saw the biggest crowd for women since the 1999 world cup final when 90,185 people watched the  United States beat China at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Manchester City’s Scott was really shocked to see such a large number of the crowd she had never seen so many people before. She added that a lot of people bought tickets to be a part of the Olympics. A record Women’s Super League crowd of 31,213 watched the Manchester derby between City and United in September and more than 24000 have since attended the games at Chelsea and West Ham all played in stadiums usually used by the men’s teams.

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