Scotland‘s campaign at the Women’s World Cup might not have got off to the best of starts but yesterday’s 2-1 defeat against England will go down in history as the UK’s most-watch women’s game of all-time.
Shelly Kerr’s side put in a brave and ambitious display in Nice but were downed by two first-half goals from Nikita Parris and Ellen White, with Claire Emslie scoring the consolation for the Scots.
It wasn’t the result we wanted but it turns out the match was something of a milestone for the female game in this country, with the BBC confirming it attracted a peak audience of 6.1 million viewers:
According to JOE, that’s a record for women’s football in this country, beating the previous UK record of 4 million viewers for England’s Euro 2017 semi-final against the Netherlands.
Sunday’s showdown was Scotland’s first-ever match in a World Cup, and they’ll be looking to get their campaign back on track when they face Argentina and Japan later in the group stages.
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