Two of the biggest screens in Brisbane will broadcast the Socceroos’ historic World Cup match against Argentina on Sunday.
Following incredible scenes of public jubilation in Melbourne’s Federation Square at the Australian soccer squad’s progress at the FIFA tournament, Brisbane lord mayor Adrian Schrinner announced a similar staging from 4.30am in two locations in Queensland’s capital.
“I can confirm we’ll be screening our historic match against Argentina live this Sunday morning in King George Square and Queen Street Mall,” he posted on Twitter.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet promised on Thursday to set up a live site in Sydney for the clash against Argentina.
The Socceroos advanced to the FIFA World Cup round of 16 after a 1-0 win against Denmark on Thursday, the second time in history the Australian team has qualified past the group stages.
The team finished runners-up in Group D on six points behind defending champions France.
They will turn their focus to their match against two-time World Cup winners Argentina, who topped Group C with six points, which will be aired at 5am (AEST) on Sunday.