The U.K. is the biggest market for live coverage of the women’s world cup, with more than 2 million fans tuning in for the event from home, the BBC said Wednesday.
The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution to allow countries to host a world cup and a new sports league.
That means there is broad consensus in the world’s largest economy that the 2022 women’s soccer World Cup is the best chance to promote global women’s sporting success, with the tournament also providing an opportunity for young female soccer stars to reach a wider audience.
The resolution will allow FIFA to set up a World Cup Committee, which will oversee the allocation of stadiums, officials and sponsors.
It also calls for the inclusion of a Women’s World Cup in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Women’s Football Federation has said it will bid for the 2022 tournament, while other sports federations and U.T.U. universities are weighing their options.
The U-17 World Cup was held in England in 2021.
The vote in the United Nations General Assembly was a resounding victory for soccer in the nation that is currently under the spotlight over the safety of the world soccer governing body and the lack of adequate oversight of its financial arrangements.
The vote passed on a vote of 193-19.
“The vote shows the worldwide support for women’s sport,” U.s.
Soccer president Sunil Gulati said in a statement.
“Soccer’s success is built on the hard work and passion of thousands of women who, each year, build and sustain a unique culture and identity.”