England – USA The most watched men’s soccer match in the United States

The United StateEngland Last Friday, the second day of the group stage Qatar World Cup 2022was the most-watched men’s soccer game ever on American television, according to data provided Sunday FOX seriesthe rights holder.

An average of 15.377 million television viewers followed the 0-0 tie between the United States and England on Friday, a match played at 2:00 pm ET, bettering the previous record, set in the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA Final. between Italia s Brazil.

Harry Kane applauds the England fans after the match against the United States. EFE / EPA / Noushad Thekkayil

maximum number of viewers In the United States and England It was recorded in the last quarter of an hour, in the amount of 19 thousand 646 million.

The growth of MLS, the country’s professional soccer league, the ever-growing competitiveness of the national team, and the incentive of being one of the host countries for the 2026 World Cup have all contributed to Americans’ passion for soccer vertically rising.

The second match of the group stage of the 2014 World Cup saw an average of 13.774 million viewers. In Russia 2018, the US national team did not participate after falling in the qualifying stage.

The absolute record for watching a soccer match in the United States dates back to the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final, when the US national team was crowned against Japan, with more than 25 million fans connected.

With information from EFE

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