FIFA President Gianni Infantino welcomed ticket sales passing the one million mark ©FIFA

FIFA has said that this year's Women's World Cup is on course to be the most attended standalone female sporting event in history after ticket sales broke the one million barrier.

Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President, said 1,032,884 tickets for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand had been sold at the time of writing.

This is already more than the total sales for the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.

"Australia and New Zealand 2023 is on track to become the most attended FIFA Women's World Cup in history," said Infantino.

"The future is women - and thanks to the fans for supporting what will be the greatest FIFA Women's World Cup ever.

"The momentum is building in the host countries and across the globe, and I look forward to seeing you there to witness the stars of women's football shine on the world stage."

Australia and New Zealand will co-host the FIFA Women's World Cup this year ©Getty Images
Australia and New Zealand will co-host the FIFA Women's World Cup this year ©Getty Images

The Women's World Cup is due to take place between July 20 and August 20 with four-time winners the United States defending their title.

Co-hosts New Zealand will play Norway in the opening group game at Eden Park in Auckland, with Australia beginning against Ireland at Stadium Australia in Sydney later in the day.

Stadium Australia will also host the final.

On Tuesday (June 6), FIFA released 250,000 more tickets for all 64 games at the tournament, which features 32 teams for the first time.

Despite the positive ticket sales, the tournament faces a television blackout in countries including European powerhouses Italy, Germany, France, Spain and the UK.

No deal has been reached, with Infantino claiming the offers made have been too low.