Following the Socceroos win over Denmark, Australia plans to open up live viewing locations in different states for their Argentina game.
After a solo goal secured the Socceroos win over Denmark in the FIFA World Cup, the Australian team is headed to the knockout stage for the first time in 16 years.
Following the news that the Socceroos would be advancing, cities across various states have begun planning viewing areas for people to cheer on their team when they face off against heavyweight Argentina in the round of 16. The game will start on Sunday, December 4th, at 6 am (AEDT).
The decision to set up viewing areas comes after the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, announced that Australians might be getting a public holiday if the Socceroos win the World Cup in Qatar.
“But if we win the #FIFAWorldCup… that might be a different story.”
Too late to call a national holiday after the @Socceroos huge win against Denmark last night. But if we win the #FIFAWorldCup… that might be a different story.
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) December 1, 2022
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Victorians will be able to watch the match at the same location previous matches have been screened: at Federation Square in Melbourne’s CBD.
Geelong will be hosting an alcohol-free live viewing event at Rippleside park.
Multiple live-streaming events are set to be held across Sydney. These will include locations such as Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour, Earlwood’s Beaman Park, Liverpool’s Macquarie Mall, Enmore Park in Marrickville, and Maroubra Beach.
The NSW government will be accommodating fans’ travelling fees, offering free public transport throughout Sydney from 4 am to 12 pm on December 4th.
Brisbane residents will be able to attend live-viewing events, hosted by the state, at King George Square and Queen Street Mall. Adelaide will have similar events at Telstra Plaza and Adelaide Oval.
Canberran residents will have viewing accommodations set up for them at Civic Square and Canberra Theatre Centre.