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Sunday, 22nd June, 2014
Australian supporters of the Illawarra have expressed their delight at the Socceroos performance in the FIFA World Cup, despite their exit of the competition in the group stage.
A crowd of hundreds gathered at The Fraternity Club in the early hours of Thursday morning to cheer the Socceroos on in their match against the Netherlands. Despite a 3 – 2 end result in favour of the Dutch, Aussie fans expressed delight with the Socceroos performance, the match described throughout the world as one of the most entertaining of the tournament so far.
Although the result puts Australia out of contention to move ahead to the next stage of the tournament, admiration has been widespread of the performance of the Socceroos, with hopes they might upset current world champions Spain in their final match. Crowds at The Fraternity Club are expected to be huge, with supporters from both nations hoping their team will finish with a win in the dead rubber.
Daniel Perkiss, General Manager of The Fraternity Club, says “the crowd singing the Australian national anthem was deafening on Thursday morning, and I would expect the same on Tuesday. It’s awesome to see the diverse crowd enjoying the action and atmosphere, it’s great for Australia and the club.”
The Fraternity is set to be the hub for plenty of action before Tuesday as well, with tonight’s Italy v Costa Rica match also set to draw a large crowd of passionate supporters. Perkiss says “the Italian matches are always great at The Frat, with generations of Italians coming together to celebrate their heritage through sport. I am definitely looking forward to tomorrow morning!”
SBS Radio will also be in attendance at The Fraternity tonight to broadcast live crosses, interviews, and join in on all the action.