According to Fifa, the World Cup has reached 1.5 billion people globally - which may make for an impressive watercooler boast. But this number doesn't really hold any real meaning beyond mere bragging rights.
The 2022 final between Argentina and France was an exciting, nail-biting contest that garnered second most TV viewership and streaming.
1. Germany vs. Argentina
Germany and Argentina will square off in what promises to be an intriguing match that features two Golden Ball contenders - Germany's Die Mannschaft facing La Albiceleste will likely prove thrilling and decisive, while Marcos Rojo could return from injury after missing recent matches for Bayern Munich, playing an integral part in denying Lionel Messi any free space on the pitch.
The men's World Cup final was an outstanding success, attracting the second-highest television audience ever seen (behind only Super Bowl LVI) as well as becoming Telemundo's most watched streaming platform ever and becoming Peacock's most streamed game ever in Peacock history. Such numbers are quite remarkable given that soccer remains far behind other major sports when it comes to U.S. television audiences; but what about global?
2. Brazil vs. France
World soccer's governing body reported that 3.572 billion viewers tuned in for this year's World Cup tournament, or almost half the global population.
France opened their account in the 17th minute when Eugenie Le Sommer scored off Sakina Karchaoui's deep left cross from Sakina Karchaoui. Leticia of Brazil attempted to block Le Sommer's attempt but couldn't prevent the second from being converted.
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3. Netherlands vs. Vietnam
Soccer is one of the world's most beloved sports, and the World Cup tournament draws millions each year to watch national teams from around the globe compete for glory and crown a champion. Not surprisingly, billions tune into TV or digital platforms each year to witness this historic competition!
The Netherlands are hoping to advance to the knockout round against Vietnam. Both teams are tied in Group E with two wins and one loss each, but an outright victory and favorable goal differential would put the Dutch in good position to avoid Swedish opposition in round two.
This match will begin at 3 a.m. ET at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand and The Netherlands is considered -10,000 favorites against Vietnam with a draw priced at +5000.
4. U.S. Women’s National Team vs. The Netherlands
After an impressive win against Vietnam that raised questions about their midfield chemistry, the U.S. Women's National Team will face its greatest test so far of this World Cup on Wednesday when they take on The Netherlands in an encounter that could decide their tournament fate.
Viewership numbers for soccer outside of the US can be difficult to track as not every country which broadcasts matches uses traditional audience measurement companies such as Nielsen or Kantar Media for audience tracking. FIFA does compile audience data but it remains unknown how precise this number is or whether it accounts for mobile and streaming viewing.
As previously reported, Argentina and France set an English-language television viewing record with their men's final, which set an all-time attendance mark and overtook Italy vs Brazil from 1994.
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5. England vs. Uruguay
FIFA and Kantar Media data showed that the final Group Stage match drew over 571 million viewers globally, as stated by Rooney's goal and promising individual displays from England couldn't overpower Suarez's guile and menace, leaving England struggling to build upon what had been shown against Italy earlier.
Rain has made it hard for either team to gain any traction with the ball, yet England continues to get corners fast and often; Cox even allowed a dangerous ball past his bar! Both sides go into halftime 0-0.