Come and be a part of history when England host Germany in international friendly

5 November 2019

Come and be a part of history when England host Germany in international friendly

Come and fill Wembley Stadium to the rafters when England host Germany

Another UK record looks set to be smashed on Saturday when England host Germany in an international friendly at Wembley.

The match, which has been a 90,000 sell out for over a month, could beat the previous record of 80,203 for the 2012 Olympic final between United States and Japan.

The previous best attendance for an England home game was when a crowd of 45,619 watched a 3-0 defeat by Germany, also at Wembley, in November 2014.

And Sue Campbell, FA director of women's football, has urged everyone with a ticket to turn up and help set a new record.

"This is a magnificent show of support for the squad and staff after a tremendous year of progress for the England team," she said.

"We started the year with success at the SheBelieves Cup, had a wonderful World Cup including securing Olympic qualification and it is only fitting that we get to end 2019 on a high - and can also say our own thank you to those who have backed us all the way.

"What will make it even more special is to see everyone who has bought a ticket turn up on the day to help smash the all-time record on English soil. My message to them is to come and be a part of history."

If, as seems certain, a new mark is achieved this weekend it will continue the upward trend in a year which has also seen the record UK TV audience for a women's football match broken four times at the World Cup, culminating in a peak of 11.7 million for England's semi-final defeat to eventual tournament winners USA.

England's first home match since returning from the World Cup saw a crowd of 29,238 at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium for the game against Brazil, also a new record for a Lionesses match outside Wembley.

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