FIFA has said it was wrong over claims that 1 million tickets have been sold for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
The world football governing body now says the total includes people paying nothing to attend games, including VIPs and even medical staff.
FIFA deleted a tweet posted on Tuesday that said: “One million tickets for the @FIFAWWC 2019 have now been sold!”
FIFA told the Associated Press on Wednesday, that 1 million tickets had been “allocated,” which includes those sold to fans and provided for free.
It noted that the figure also includes “delegations of the teams playing, commercial affiliates, observers, medical and technical staff.”
The body has already withdrawn from a claim that 20 of the 52 matches were sold out, saying on Tuesday that only 14 matches had no availability.