ZURICH: More than half-a-million tickets have been sold to fans from more than 120 countries for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July and August in Australia and New Zealand.

The tournament moved past 500,000 ticket sales last week, with the most sought-after match of the tournament being the August 20 final at Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal.

The opening match and opening ceremony for the first-ever co-hosted women’s tournament will take place on July 20 at Eden Park in Auckland.

The first 32-team Women’s World Cup will be a truly global celebration of football and welcome teams qualified for the first time ever in their history from Morocco, Zambia, Philippines, Vietnam and the Republic of Ireland.

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said: ““Ticket sales are off to a great start and it’s not just home fans purchasing tickets. Fans in the United States, England, Qatar, Germany, China PR, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and France are the top 10 purchasers so far.

“This highlights the fantastic pull of the female game and the passion it evokes among the global football fandom, who want to be part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and see the event reach #BeyondGreatness.”

Ticket prices are accessible for fans with those for adults starting at $20 and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased from FIFA.com/Tickets.