Hosts Canada got their campaign off to a winning start against China and there were over 53,000 fans witnessing that.
The Women’s World Cup in Canada is giving women’s football a profile like never before.
The number of teams in this year’s event have increased to 24 from 16 in 2011.
But it’s a sport where discrimination can still be the fiercest opponent any player gets to face.
Andy Richardson reports from Edmonton, one of the six host cities.