England’s victory over Sweden pulls in average TV audience of 7.9 million

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England players celebrate after Fran Kirby scores their side’s fourth goal of the game during the Women’s Euro 2022 semi-final match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
England players celebrate after Fran Kirby scores their side’s fourth goal of the game during the Women’s Euro 2022 semi-final match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

England’s 4-0 victory over Sweden in the Euro 2022 semi-final was watched by an average TV audience of 7.9 million, according to overnight figures.

The match, which was shown by BBC One on Tuesday evening, attracted the highest ratings of the tournament so far.

England face either France or Germany in the final which kicks off at 5pm on Sunday.

The final will be shown live on BBC One and could see the biggest UK TV audience for a women’s football match.

The official figure to beat is 9.0 million, which was set by England’s semi-final defeat by the United States in the 2019 World Cup, according to the ratings organisation Barb.

Sunday’s match will be England’s first European Championship final since 2009.

The Lionesses, who have never won the competition, triumphed over Sweden on Tuesday night following goals from Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby.

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