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BILD | at the Women’s World Cup opening ceremony in Australia  game

BILD | at the Women’s World Cup opening ceremony in Australia game

From: Eric Peters and Robert Schreyer (now Australia)

What is the best treatment for jet lag? That’s right, football!

After the first match of this Women’s World Cup was played in New Zealand, the tournament also started in Sydney on Thursday (Australian time). We, BILD reporters, are in the middle. After a journey of over 16,000 kilometers and a total of 22 hours of flying time, finally the reward.

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The Aussies were already in a party mood more than two hours before kick-off for the Matildas, known as the Australian Women’s National Team. Unsurprisingly, it was the first major football tournament held in Australia. There was singing, dancing and above all buying. In front of the consignment shops – there were loads – people lined up as if it was something free. Think! A winter hat in the Australian jersey colors yellow and green (yes, it was about 12 degrees here during the game) is 40 Australian dollars (equivalent to 24 euros). The mascot of the World Cup is an image of Tasuni (approx. 13 euros).

Australian fans in the official FIFA shop

Australian fans in the official FIFA shop

Photo: Peters

Even the “food corner” was overflowing. Before kick-off we treated ourselves to a short refreshment – ​​at “The German Grill House” of course. Gracie: A bratwurst with sauerkraut on a bun costs 15 dollars (9 euros). The seller greeted us with “Bon Appetit” – confused, we replied: “Thank you!” In terms of flavor, it’s a solid 3.

The game, which we were to see later, was satisfactory rather than good in terms of school marks, but the mood was first-rate. The stadium rocked with every half chance. 1-0 down, Australia were awarded a penalty after a foul in the penalty area. By the way, the arena communicates through a 50 meter (!!!) long screen. After the goal and then the final whistle, the crowd erupted.

Australian fans wait in long queues for buses to take them home

Australian fans wait in long queues for buses to take them home

Photo: Peters

After leaving the stadium, most of the 75,784 spectators took buses home. To catch one, they had to wait in a long line of more than 500 (!) meters. It may take an hour or two. Surprisingly, while the Germans were cursing themselves in exasperation, the Australians didn’t lose their temper. They sang “Of course everyone” (Vanessa Amorosi) – 2000 Olympic anthem. Now they are celebrating the next game in their home country…