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Fans flock to viewing areas as Socceroos clash with Argentina in history breaking series

A disappointing result for the Socceroos after a remarkable World Cup series.

For the first time since 2006, Australia made it to the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup.

In a breathtaking performance by Graham Arnold’s men, the Socceroos played strong against Argentina throughout most of the match.

Fans from across the country flocked to designated viewing areas across the capital cities.

Federation Square, in Melbourne, was at full capacity by 5am AEDT, and AAMI Park was filling up shortly after.

Brisbane’s King George Square was packed by 4:30am, with one Argentinian supporter taken to hospital with a minor head injury after being hit with a milk carton.

In Sydney’s Darling Harbour, people began arriving fast in the early hours of this morning, with reports some people were hanging from staircases just to get a view, while police had to start turning supporters away as the site became full.

The Socceroos started the game on a good note before Lionel Messi crashed the party in the 35th minute and another goal after a crucial mistake from captain Mat Ryan.

Argentina will now face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

A history-making World Cup series, and plenty of support for the team across the country.

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