The Socceroos’ biggest match in 16 years will bring Australia to a stand still when they take on the might of Argentina on Sunday, December 4 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Against all odds, the Socceroos managed to escape a tough group in Qatar to progress to the Round of 16 for just the second time – their first and last being back in 2006.
Australia’s two wins at the World Cup so far over Tunisia and Denmark sparked wild scenes across the country with large crowds in Melbourne able to celebrate together at Federation Square.
Ahead of the Socceroos next do-or-die match, other major citites across Australia have scrambled to set up live sites of their own to cater to football fans eager to take in the action amongst a crowd.
Australia’s match against Argentina will kick off at 6 a.m. (AEDT) on Sunday meaning a nice sunrise as the Socceroos take on Lionel Messi and Co.
The Sporting News wrap up all the major live sites so far confirmed across Australia.
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Federation Square – Melbourne
This is where the bulk of the live site action has taken place so far for this World Cup with some iconic footage captured after the Socceroos defeated Tunisia and Denmark. The venue will once again be packed out and jumping on Sunday morning for the Argentina match.
Absolute scenes in the Square this morning! ?
Congrats to the @socceroos who are now through to the @fifaworldcup Round of 16 for only the second time in history! ?#GiveIt100 #Socceroos #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/HyulAMkppt
— Fed Square (@FedSquare) November 30, 2022
AAMI Park – Melbourne
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed that Melbourne will have a second major live site for Australia’s Round of 16 clash, with AAMI Park to be opened up for fans on Sunday morning. Entry is free and fans will be able to watch the match on big screens from the stands.
I reckon we might need a bit more space than just Fed Square to watch the @Socceroos take on Argentina.
So we’re going to open up AAMI Park and put the game on the big screens.
And it’ll be completely free. pic.twitter.com/SSflcdQy60
— Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) December 3, 2022
Darling Harbour – Sydney
With the Sydney Opera House unavailable, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet confirmed a live site will be held at Darling Harbour in Tumbalong Park instead. While the action won’t be shown at the Opera House, it will be lit up in green and gold from 8 p.m. Saturday until dawn Sunday. Free public transport will also be available Sydney-wide on Sunday between 4 a.m. and 12 p.m to help fans get out in numbers.
Parramatta Square – Sydney
For those in Western Sydney, the match will also be shown right in the heart of the CBD at Parramatta Square. There will also be a more family-friendly viewing at Rydalmere Park which is not too far away.
Northbridge Piazza – Perth
While this game takes place in Perth at the extra early time of 3 a.m. – those awake can head down to Northbridge Piazza to take in the action with fellow fans.
King George Square/Queen Street Mall – Brisbane
Fans in Queensland will have a live site offering in the heart of Brisbane via King George Square/Queen Street Mall. City Hall will also be lit up in green and gold for the weekend to mark the Socceroos’ achievements in Qatar.
ATTENTION @SOCCEROOS FANS pic.twitter.com/71n08CEE9K
— Adrian Schrinner (@bne_lordmayor) December 1, 2022
Telstra Plaza – Adelaide
For those in South Australia, the Socceroos vs Argentina match will be shown at Telstra Plaza which is located right near Adelaide Oval.
Civic Square – Canberra
Australia’s capital will show the World Cup blockbuster at Civic Square – located just 4 kilometres away from Parliament House. Don’t forget, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised a public holiday should Australia somehow manage to win the World Cup!
Wrest Point – Hobart
This waterfront venue in Tasmania’s capital city will welcome in any fans wanting to watch the match on their big screen.
Central Coast Stadium
With three Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s World Cup squad, the club are proudly hosting a viewing of the Argentina match on their stadium’s big screen.
Socceroos fever will be taking over Our Paradise this Sunday, with Australia’s historic round of 16 clash against Argentina to be shown LIVE at @CCStadium! ?️??
Register your interest to watch the match on the big screen on the warm-up oval ? https://t.co/Dvcdkvv5pi#CCMFC pic.twitter.com/FyU8xDAUkH
— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) December 1, 2022
Wheeler Place – Newcastle
Further up the F3, those in Newcastle can head to Wheeler Place right near City Hall and the Civic Theatre to watch the action with fellow fans.
Market Square – Devonport
For those in the north of Tasmania, Market Square is the place to catch the Socceroos competing in the Round of 16 for the first time since 2006.
Rippleside Park – Geelong
Another live site venue right along the water, Rippleside Park should make for a family-friendly viewing experience with no alcohol allowed.
Enmore Park – Marrickville
With Enmore Theatre just a stone’s throw away, Enmore Park will this time provide all the drama you need with a big screen to be set up to show the World Cup match.
BREAKING: The Inner West will host a live broadcast of the @Socceroos V Argentina #worldcup game at Enmore Park this Sunday from 6:00am. All Sydneysiders are welcome to enjoy the game on the big screen ?⚽️ ?? pic.twitter.com/wAav150iyj
— Darcy Byrne (@MayorDarcy) December 1, 2022