As women’s football skyrockets, Spurs miss a trick at stadium test event | Suzanne Wrack

While Italian and Spanish clubs draw huge attendances, British clubs need to throw off the shackles and get people excited

Juventus women welcomed a sellout crowd of 39,000 to the Allianz stadium to watch them take on their title rivals Fiorentina on Sunday, with the Turin team, in their second season, making their debut in the club’s stadium. With the match taking place only a week after Atlético Madrid broke the 99-year-old world-record attendance for a domestic women’s game with over 60,000 at the Wanda Metropolitano, and after the announcement of Barclays’ £10m sponsorship of their Women’s Super League in England, there seems to be little that can slow the momentum of the women’s game as we gallop towards what is likely to be a transformative World Cup in France.

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