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A warm welcome in Durban

In a splendid display of patriotism, Australian and German fans began their World Cup tour in South Africa on high, making the most of the brilliant weather to soak up the atmosphere at the beachside FIFA Fan Fest before heading to the stadium for the ultimate finale to the weekend.

The unique 350m long arch, a staggering 106m above the pitch, was the perfect backdrop for a crowd that was almost as energetic as their teams were on the field. Said Socceroos supporter Alex Brown: “The stadium is like a modern day coliseum. In fact, on our way here, we thought there was a pre-match taking place because of the noise and vibe. I live in England now and believe me, I want to move to South Africa“.

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