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World Cup final set for record international crowd

November 29, 2013

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The biggest crowd for an international rugby league match will watch the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Organizers says ticket sales have topped 74,000 — beating the previous record crowd of 73,631 for the 1992 World Cup final between Britain and Australia at Wembley Stadium.

When the two southern hemisphere giants met in the 2000 World Cup final at Old Trafford, there were 44,329 spectators.

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