FIFA reports record U.S. viewership for Women's World Cup

The final match of the Women's World Cup between the United States and Japan last summer was the most-watched soccer game ever in the United States.

FIFA on Thursday released the final report on television viewing for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.

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Abby Wambach celebrates after the U.S. beat Japan in the World Cup final. It was the most-watched match in U.S. history.

Overall, a record 764 million in-home TV viewers globally tuned in for at least one minute or more, according to FIFA and KantarSport. In terms of FIFA competitions, the women's tournament is now second only to the men's World Cup in worldwide viewership.

Additionally, the report noted that 86 million viewers globally accessed matches on computers or mobile devices.

The United States won the final 5-2 for its third overall World Cup title. Television viewership in the United States was the highest ever for a men's or women's soccer game, according to the report.

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