Spain's thrilling 2-1 semi-final victory over Sweden on Tuesday was watched by a sellout crowd of 43,217 at Auckland's Eden Park -- equalling the highest attendance for a men's or women's match in New Zealand
It was the country's first-ever victory at the tournament and came in front of more than 42,000 in Auckland, the biggest crowd in New Zealand football history.
The first 32-team Women's World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, with the United States favourites to win an unprecedented third consecutive title in a landmark month for women's football.
After conceding a late goal to be held to a 1-1 draw in the first match, Bangladesh women's football team will have the opportunity to rectify mistakes and win the two-match series against Nepal in the second and final match at the Birshershtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur today, the action kicking off at 5:30pm.
Brazil may be synonymous with the beautiful game, but it banned women from the sport for nearly four decades until 1979.
After being deferred from its first proposed start date of May 15, the franchise football league will feature four teams and will see 13 matches over 12 match days, Salahuddin told reporters following an emergency meeting of the BFF executive committee yesterday
FIFA has predicted the women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will be a "watershed" moment that propels the game to another level, with the target to eventually rival the men's version.
England beat Brazil in a penalty shootout in a thrilling inaugural Women's Finalissima on Thursday, the second straight international trophy hoisted by the Lionesses at a jam-packed Wembley Stadium.