AUCKLAND/SYDNEY: The end of the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup has marked records being broken in areas as diverse as ticket sales, broadcast figures and digital media data.

World federation FIFA claims the tournament has also set “new benchmarks for performances on the pitch, as well as creating new highs in hospitality and merchandise sales, as well as for the number of participating volunteers.”

Countries from all continents are writing their own piece of history. For the first time, teams from all six confederations won a match at the tournament.

New Zealand became the first team from Oceania to register a victory, while the Philippines, Zambia, Portugal, Jamaica, South Africa, and Morocco also got their first win.