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Cymru confirm record attendance for key women’s World Cup qualifier

03 Aug 2022 2 minute read
Wales women model their new kit (Credit: FAW)

The Football Association of Wales have confirmed that Cymru have made history as they will welcome a record attendance for a women’s international match in Wales when they face Slovenia at the Cardiff City Stadium next month.

With a surge in ticket sales on the back of a record-breaking UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament, the attendance figure for the Slovenia match has surpassed 5,455, breaking the record which was set against Estonia last October.

The FAW has set an ambitious target of an attendance of 10,000 fans at the match on Tuesday 6 September, and the support of The Red Wall will be vital in Cymru’s success.

Clubs and schools across the country have already engaged in the group booking scheme, offering discounted junior tickets from £2 and adult tickets from £6. The group booking scheme is open until Wednesday 24 August, and application forms are available HERE.

Jess Fishlock in action against Greece. Photo Nick Potts PA Wire.

Cymru captains Sophie Ingle said: “I’m so excited that the Red Wall are turning out in their numbers to support us, making history and more noise once again in this World Cup qualifying campaign.

“It means the world to us as players, we couldn’t do what we do without you. The women’s game has had huge exposure with the recent Euros, and we can’t wait to see the effect of that in the Cardiff City Stadium.

“Hopefully it will be a huge night for Welsh football as we look to reach the play-offs for the first time, we are more motivated than ever.”

The match against Slovenia at the Cardiff City Stadium could be a winner takes all fixture to reach the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off stage. Cymru will be looking to make history by reaching the play-off stage for the first time, and four points in the remaining matches away to Greece (Friday 2 September) and against Slovenia (Tuesday 6 September) will guarantee their place.

Individual tickets are available to buy at, priced at £8 for adults and £4 for juniors.

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