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Following the Matildas’ triumphant win over Canada in their final pool match of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023TM, the NSW Government is getting behind the team in the lead up to their round of 16 match on Monday 7 August which will be played in Sydney at Stadium Australia.
Buildings will turn green and gold, and messages of support will be displayed across the transport network, with everyone encouraged to wear green and gold to show their support!
The Matildas have already made history with the biggest ever Australian winning margin in a World Cup match.
It is only fitting that the Sydney Opera House is illuminated next Monday from 6pm.
The Central Station Clock Tower will go gold and the lighting inside the Central Station Concourse will go green and gold in tribute.
A message of support will be amplified across screens on the transport network, in Metro and train stations, buses and bus stops, at Light Rail platforms and on ferry wharves, as well as across more than 100 Service NSW centres.
The NSW Government will also turn its social channels green and gold for the day.
In addition, everyone is urged to wear green and gold where they can, as we barrack for the women’s team to make the quarter-final round.
Next Monday’s match will also be screened at The FIFA Fan FestivalTM at Tumbalong Park, in Darling Harbour, which is providing a lively and very popular destination for crowds to join in on the FIFA Women’s World CupTM atmosphere.
The FIFA Fan FestivalTM site shows every game for free on large screens, along with live performances and street food.
The Matildas qualification for the round of 16 comes with Sydney in the grip of Women’s World Cup fever.
The Sydney Football Stadium has hosted two sell-out matches in a row while crowds have been growing at live fan sites.
As the mighty Matildas toppled Olympic champions Canada on Monday night in Melbourne, a crowd of 4,000 fans watched from the Tumbalong Park live site in Darling Harbour.
A combined total of 80,853 fans attended the epic Colombia versus Germany game along with the England versus Denmark match at the SFS over the weekend – both full crowds.
Upcoming matches are expected to continue breaking World Cup viewing records across the world, with Sydney hosting games in all remaining stages right through to the final at Stadium Australia on Sunday 20 August.
FIFA Women's World Cup 2023TM is firmly on track to be the biggest ever, with 1.65 million tickets across the tournament’s 64 games sold.
At 550,800, Sydney has already sold more tickets than any other host city for the tournament ever.
Outside the stadiums, the atmosphere is building towards the knockout rounds. More than 118,000 people have so far attended the free FIFA Fan FestivalTM site at Darling Harbour.
Live sites are being hosted in many local government areas to ensure fans across NSW get their taste of World Cup fever.
For more information about everything taking place at the FIFA Fan FestivalTM visit this website.
For those unable to visit the FIFA Fan FestivalTM, councils across Sydney and NSW will also be screening FIFA Women's World Cup 2023TM games.
Fans are encouraged to use public transport to travel to the game and the live site. Visit transportnsw.info to plan your trip.