Wednesday night saw arguably the biggest night in Australian football. The culmination of an incredible run in the FIFA Women’s World Cup that had every Australian on the edge of their seats, cheering our national side, the Matildas, on as they made a historic run in the world’s biggest tournament on their home deck.
Tickets were rare as hen’s teeth. Not for the first time during this comp, the 75,784 Sydney stadium tickets were sold out in next to no time, sending people to various fan sites across the country, the most remote of which was held at the site of the Mundi Mundi Bash.
Over 9000 attendees with early entry passes assembled in the concert arena for the unplanned live broadcast of the Matildas semi-final match as they faced the English in a battle against the old enemy.
Matildas fans erupted when superstar Sam Kerr scored a goal of the tournament contender to draw Australia level.
Unfortunately, the contest ended in a heartbreaking 3-1 defeat for the Matildas.
Mundi Mundi Bash event founder, Greg Donovan said, “it was disappointing the Matildas didn’t take out the win, but it was still awesome to be able to follow their journey tonight and our festival goers loved coming together to cheer them on.
“Furnace and the Fundamentals set the stage for a fun night with a high energy performance before we broadcast the Matildas game, and tomorrow it will be all about the music.”