If you haven’t jumped on the Matildas band wagon yet there is no better time than this week, as they attempt to make history and advance further than any Australian soccer team in World Cup history.
Saturday’s quarter final victory over France was one of the most thrilling World Cup matches that has ever taken place, with the Matilda’s finally getting up in the penalty shootout – 7 vs 6.
As far as moments in Australian sporting history go, it’s easily up there as one of the most iconic, which makes this Wednesday night’s semi-final against England all the more tantalising.
Outside of at home on the couch biting your nails and clutching your pillows, there’s plenty of opportunity to get around Sam Kerr and the team with the rest of Perth at a couple of big events this Wednesday, with the match kicking off at 6pm WST.
So far the FIFA Fan Festival™ at Forrest Place has been an absolute vibe, with great food and drink options and plenty of activities around the huge screen.
We suggest getting down early as it’s been a huge hit so far, with packed crowds for a heap of the games across the journey.
If you’re chasing a similarly big shared experience, Premier Roger Cook announced yesterday that HBF Park will be showing the match on the big screens:
“It’ll be free to the public and you won’t need a ticket – just walk through Gates 1 or 4 from 5pm, ahead of the 6pm kick-off,” he said in a statement.
“You’ll be able to watch the game from our own World Cup pitch or in the stands – so bring a picnic blanket if you want a spot on the grass (no deck chairs). Food and drink options will also be available on the night.”
It’s a first-in, best-dressed situation, so again we suggest getting down early!
The Northbridge Piazza big screen has also been showing plenty of FIFA World Cup action, the perfect location for a bite to eat before pulling up to watch.
Finally any pub around Perth worth its salt will be showing the game on whatever screens they’ve got, so check out our best sports bars in Perth or just our best pubs in Perth articles for some inspo!
Image Credit: Roger Cook via Facebook