Scotland's World Cup opener against England was the UK's most watched women's football game of all time, according to the BBC.

Sunday's match attracted a peak of 6.1m watching on television and a 37.8 per cent share of the available audience.

Scotland made an impressive start to their campaign just losing out 2-1 in Nice to the world No.3 ranked side.

In front of a crowd of 13,188 at the Allianz Riviera, Nikita Parris put England ahead with a penalty following a controversial VAR decision and Ellen White curled in the second.

Claire Emslie pulled a goal back for Scotland with 11 minutes remaining.

Scotland face Japan next in their second Group D match on Friday at 2pm.