Football: Countdown begins for Women's World Cup in New Zealand with just 100 days to go

Anticipation is growing, as the Women's World Cup enters its final 100-day countdown, until the Football Ferns kick off against Norway on July 10.

New Zealand will host the event alongside Australia, with more than two billion people expected to tune into the month-long tournament.

To mark the occasion, the 'Unity Beat' fan chant has been unveiled at Eden Park, with special speakers outlining their expectations for the World Cup.

Almost 150,000 tickets have been sold for the 29 matches scheduled for Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin, with more on sale from 2pm.

World Cup general manager Paula Hansen can't wait for the tournament to finally hit Kiwi shores.

"It's an amazing event, the biggest women's event in the world that we are co-hosting here in Aotearoa and Australia," she told AM. "A lot of preparation has gone into it, so to get to this milestone is absolutely incredible.

"We're excited and we hope everyone in Aotearoa is just as excited as we are. The reach is mindblowing, it's nothing we've ever seen here in Aotearoa, so we're proud to be co-hosting it.

"We'll get to showcase our incredible country, not just to the 16 countries that will be playing on this side of the Tasman, but also show how we manaaki so well to our guests and also to our fellow New Zealanders, who will be out in strong support for the tournament as well.

"It places us firmly and strongly on the world football stage."

Watch the video above for World Cup general manager Paula Hansen's full interview with AM.