Australia’s opening World Cup game against France went pretty must as expected. France dominated and cruised to a 4-1 victory, but there were 18 beautiful minutes that the Socceroos held a 1-0 lead.
Because of time zones, fans back in the land down under had a groggy morning to watch their team play. Kickoff was at 6 a.m. for fans that gathered to watch in Melbourne. Despite the fact the sun rose only a couple minutes before kickoff, the energy was still there from the fans.
When Craig Goodwin scored the game’s opener in the ninth minute it was pandemonium in the stadium and Australia.
Australia Fans Reaction To Goodwin Goal
AUSTRALIA TAKES THE LEAD pic.twitter.com/k1Iq4PrMXh— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 22, 2022
— 9News Australia (@9NewsAUS) November 22, 2022
The young fox sports reporter said;"I've been to State of Origins, I've been to cricket World Cup finals. But I've never seen anything quite like the atmosphere when Goodwin scored. It was insane" pic.twitter.com/H1wAA8k5TK
— More Than .\ Game (@MTAGpodcast) November 23, 2022
Nothing like losing your mind at six in the morning over soccer. These kinds of reactions are part of the magic of the World Cup. Similar scenes happened in Japan after the massive upset of Germany.
— しゅん (@ss_1_kk) November 23, 2022
Saudi Arabia fans also had euphoric reactions after taking down Argentina.
This Saudi Arabia fan really took the door with him(via os.nx/TikTok) pic.twitter.com/vC2qoV704S
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 23, 2022
When the final whistle was blown, Saudi Arabia fans were in tears over their team's win pic.twitter.com/OM7uSAYn5c— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 22, 2022
This is why this is the best sport in the world.