FIFA says only 14 women's World Cup matches are sold out

Florence Fletcher
June 14, 2019

Jill Ellis' side had the three points in the bag with a 3-0 lead at half time but impressively, they did not let up after the break against a Thailand side who were well and truly out of their depth, the second half ending in truly embarrassing fashion for the underdogs.

Record worldwide goalscorer Abby Wambach also defended her former team mates.

The Thais suffered a 13-0 loss to the top-ranked U.S., whose players spun around in circles, slid across the pitch and did conga-line dances en route to setting the largest margin of victory in either the men's or women's World Cup.

"You wait years to get here, and that's a journey, and then you get here and it's a whole other journey", she said.

The U.S. women's national team has come under fire for poor sportsmanship after recording the blowout in the tournament's history during their opening game in France.

"To be respectful to an opponent is to play hard against an opponent", she said.

Player Alex Morgan alone managed to score a record five times during the match. "This is part of the growth of the game".

The hosts cruised to a 4-0 win over South Korea in their first outing last Friday and are hoping to build on that when they take on Norway in Nice in Group A on Wednesday evening (1900 GMT) in one of 13 sell-out games, Federation Internationale de Football Association confirmed, with more than a million tounament tickets sold.

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Through her tears, she called it "an awesome experience" to be able to play against the United States in a World Cup match.

"I found out that we got tickets".

"For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there [sic] first World Cup goal, and they should be excited", Wambach tweeted.

The USWNT actively wins more than the men's team, but they're still fighting for equal pay. "Pull it back, knock it around".

The team is focused on winning again in France even while at home they are looking for a different victory.

The U.S. plays Chile on Sunday after which play Sweden subsequent week.

Alongside with to the US dominance, Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis added two targets every.

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