Just in time for the Women's World Cup 2019 this summer, FC Barcelona's Women's team (the reference for women's soccer in Barcelona) played for the biggest title, the Champions League. It was the first time in the team's history to make it this far, and they gave it their all despite falling 4 - 1 against perennial favorites, Olympique Lyon. The FC Barcelona Women's Fútbol team generally dominates in the national league, but they fell to 2nd place this year behind their rival, Atlético Madrid.
In fact, this year the match between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid broke the record for the most spectators at a women's football club game with 60,700 people in attendance. This came shortly after another record setting game in Spain between Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, where nearly 50,000 people were in the stadium. Prior to these records, the last female club match that held the record was in 1920 and had 53,000 in attendance in England between Dick Kerr's Ladies and St. Helen's Ladies. A year later, the English Football Association (FA) banned women's soccer altogether stating that it is "an unsuitable sport for women." Tell that to Mia Hamm in person.
Side Note: The record attendance for any female soccer match is 90,000+ for a Women's World Cup game in 1999 with United States versus China. It is undeniable that there is a growing presence of support with female sports around the globe, and it is excellent to see such progress; however, it's important to also acknowledge that we have a long way to go.
CocoVail will broadcast the Women's World Cup 2019 in June & July. Will the United States add a 4th title to their collection? Or will Brazil or another fitting rival go all the way to the pinnacle? Only time will tell.
The Women's World Cup 2019 is currently underway. Here are the games we will broadcast at CocoVail over the next few weeks.
Final - Sunday, July 7th: USA vs Netherlands
Result: 2 - 0 Congrats to the USA for the win!
Contact us to book a reservation for any of the matches.
If you are looking to play soccer in Barcelona during your stay as a visitor, or if you are a resident, check out Celebreak. They have games for people of all different skill sets and abilities. #feelathome