The Fraternity Club and Jamberoo Pub were among venues across the Illawarra where football fans turned out to support the Socceroos on Saturday night.
At The Frat hundreds gathered in front of the five large screens across the venue for the Aussie’s opening World Cup game against France.
Staff member Tristan Clemente said the number of people in the club was incredible.
“It is the busiest I have seen the club in a very long time. Probably the busiest it has been since the last World Cup,” he said.
Estimates put well over 1000 people at The Frat on Saturday night.
And no one felt let down by Australia’s stirling performance going down 2 - 1 late in the game against one of the top teams in the competition.
Many are confident Australia will do well in the next Group C game against Denmark on Thursday night.
The Socceroos then play Peru on June 27. The Fraternity Club is open 24/7 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup so no one has to miss out on a chance to see a game on a big screen.