Will anticipated ‘World Cup bump’ bring more interest to Utah Royals FC, National Women’s Soccer League?

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SANDY — Ahead of Friday afternoon’s much-anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal between the United States Women’s National Team and host nation France in Paris, interest in the tournament is certainly high here in the United States.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that television ratings are up significantly compared to the 2015 tournament even though games are being played in the middle of the afternoon here. It’s a big topic of conversation on Twitter during games as measured by Lehi-based social media marketing company Nuvi. Plus, a number of local establishments have held special watch parties.

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