There’s more magic in Melbourne’s Federation Square than there is in Lionel Messi’s right boot.
The world has been left in awe of fans back home in Australia as a video of wild celebrations continues to make headlines around the world.
Thousands of fans packed into Federation Square to watch the Socceroos’ 1-0 win over Tunisia on Saturday night — Australia’s first World Cup win since 2010.
When the big screens showed the moment Mitch Duke scored to put Australia ahead 1-0 it was absolute madness in Melbourne as the group of fans went berserk.
One high angle shot captured the perfect moment it all kicked off.
The video is spreading across cyberspace with news sites in the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK all reporting on the epic response.
Vision of the wild scenes after Duke’s goal quickly made it all the way to Qatar with Socceroos skipper Mat Ryan tweeting a clip after the game.
“Moments that unite a nation #scenes,” he wrote.
Socceroos star Jackson Irvine was also blown away when he saw the footage after the game.
“Jesus Christ,” the midfielder said.
“I was there as well. I wish I could do both (play and watch). That just looks absolutely incredible and I hope every single one of them has got tonight as a moment they all remember for the rest of their lives.
“I’ve been a part of those kinds of moments before as a fan and the fact that we’ve created that for somebody else is just, it’s too special to even put into words.”
It can only be assumed even more fans will be trying to squeeze into the live site to watch Australia’s crucial final group stage game against Denmark on Thursday morning.
Australia likely only needs a to progress — unless Tunisia causes a massive upset against France.
Duke was able to celebrate his goal in his own way as he became just the eighth Socceroos player to score at the World Cup.
what truly won fans over was the moment he shared with his son Jaxson.
Duke ran to the corner where his son was sitting, making a “J” with his fingers.
Jaxson responded in kind and with a giant smile on his face for his dad.
Post-match, Duke explained it was a little ‘J’ for the first letter of Jaxson’s name.”
Story Credit: news.com.au