Record crowds as Women’s World Cup kicks off despite Auckland shooting

After a tragedy in Auckland, the nation’s largest city, that left three people dead and six injured, New Zealand shocked Norway to win their opening match of the ninth Women’s World Cup on Thursday.

The shooter was one of those slain, according to the police, and there was no longer a threat, according to Chris Hipkins, the prime minister of New Zealand.

After an opening ceremony honouring traditional Maori culture, which featured the well-known Haka battle dance, Hannah Wilkinson’s spectacular goal at Eden Park was the deciding factor in the 1-0 victory over Norway.

The 42,137 spectators broke the previous record set by the host country for an international football match.

Following the shooting, authorities increased the amount of police and security outside the stadium.

 Isabella said Beeortegui, a 22-year-old student attending the opening ceremony.

“Seeing the heavier police presence, I feel a lot safer now knowing that they’re watching out. I’m so excited. The energy is crazy. Everyone looks like they’re super stoked to be here.”

After an opening ceremony honouring traditional Maori culture, which featured the well-known Haka battle dance, Hannah Wilkinson’s spectacular goal at Eden Park was the deciding factor in the 1-0 victory over Norway.

The 42,137 spectators broke the previous record set by the host country for an international football match.

Following the shooting, authorities increased the amount of police and security outside the stadium.

Many grassroots football club members, according to Tracey Taylor. A professor of sports administration at RMIT University in Melbourne, believed the competition would significantly increase. The number of women participating in sports in Australia.

She said.

“They say it’s such a game changer for them in positioning the sport, not only globally, but also within the local community and raising awareness.” 

In recent months, a number of competing teams. Notably tournament giants England and Spain, have been at odds with their administrators about compensation and working conditions.

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