June 8, 2019 / 1:34 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-World Cup opening game draws record audience in France

PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - The opening game of the women’s soccer World Cup between France and South Korea drew a record 9.83 million viewers in the host nation on Friday, according to figures released on Saturday.

It was the biggest television audience for a France women’s game and a record 45,261 fans attended the match at the Parc des Princes where Les Bleues thrashed South Korea 4-0 in Group A.

The French men’s first World Cup 2018 game against Australia was watched by 12.6 million viewers. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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