FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia drew global audience of 1.12 billion, according to sport's governing body

A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday.

Agence France-Presse December 21, 2018 17:36:35 IST
FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia drew global audience of 1.12 billion, according to sport's governing body

Zurich: A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday.

FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia drew global audience of 112 billion according to sports governing body

File image of France World Cup winning team. AFP

In total, FIFA said, a "combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over – tuned in to world football's ultimate competition" for at least a minute, over the course of the World Cup's from June 14 to July 15.

A survey it had commissioned by FIFA found that 3.04 billion viewers caught at least three minutes, a 10.9 per cent increase on Brazil 2014, and 2.49 billion watched at least 30 minutes, or one third of one match, up on 2014's 1.95 billion.

FIFA calculated that the average live audience for each of the 64 matches was 191 million.

The survey estimated that 9.5 per cent of that audience, or 309.7 million people, watched no coverage at home but "caught the action on digital platforms, in public viewing areas or in bars and restaurants."

That proportion was higher for the final between France and Croatia. FIFA said 884.37 million viewers tuning in to traditional TV coverage and a further 231.82 million watching outside the home or digitally.

Updated Date:

also read

Transgender players can decide whether to play for men's or women's team, says German Football Association
Football

Transgender players can decide whether to play for men's or women's team, says German Football Association

The German football federation passed a new regulation for gender-nonconforming players with the civil status “diverse” or “unspecified” on Thursday.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 Draw, Highlights: India, Brazil, Morocco and USA slotted in Group A
Sports

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 Draw, Highlights: India, Brazil, Morocco and USA slotted in Group A

Watch FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 Live score Update, Football today match result , highlight and live coverage update

India football team coach Igor Stimac meets CoA for first time, both mum on contract extension
Football

India football team coach Igor Stimac meets CoA for first time, both mum on contract extension

The Croatian World Cup bronze winner had earlier expressed his desire for the CoA to decide on his contract quickly.