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‘Invincible underdogs’ to send Socceroos fans crazy

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Tens of thousands of Socceroos fans are getting ready to cheer on the “invincible underdogs” in their round-of-16 clash with Lionel Messi‘s Argentinaand many of them will flock to live sites.

Melbourne’s Federation Square, Sydney’s Darling Harbour and Brisbane’s King George Square are among the locations set to be heaving with Socceroos fans going crazy from 6am on Sunday morning (AEDT).

“We’ve been named the invincible underdogs around the world,” said Socceroos coach Graham Arnold.

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“Everyone’s an underdog until you have success.

“The group games are past us now and obviously it’s a whole new ball game now. It’s a one-off game.”

After opening their World Cup campaign with a 4-1 defeat to France, the Socceroos pipped Tunisia 1-0 and scored a 1-0 victory over Denmark.

They’ll be gunning for a spot in the quarter-finals when they take on Argentina at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

“I think the universe is paying us back for all the hard work we’ve done,” Arnold said.

“The universe is looking down on us and is repaying the support.”


Victorians will be able to watch the game live at Federation Square in Melbourne’s CBD, where the previous matches were screened.

Geelong is also hosting a live viewing event at Rippleside park, which will be an alcohol-free event.

Various live-streaming events will be held across Sydney, including at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour, Earlwood’s Beaman Park, Liverpool’s Macquarie Mall, Enmore Park in Marrickville and at Maroubra Beach.

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The New South Wales government will also provide free public transport Sydney-wide on December 4, from 4am to 12pm, to allow the city’s residents to get to venues easier.

The Sydney Opera House sails will also be lit up on December 3, from 8pm until dawn.

In Brisbane, you can watch it live in King George Square and Queen Street Mall, while fans in Adelaide will have a live site at Telstra Plaza at the Adelaide Oval.

Canberrans can watch it at Civic Square, outside the Canberra Theatre Centre.Fans are encouraged to read event guidelines before attending as many will be alcohol free-events.

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