Socceroos fans appear to have the BEST seats in the house during their World Cup win over Tunisia

Two Socceroos fans appear to have the BEST seats in the house as they are completely surrounded by Tunisian die-hards during Australia’s sensational must-win win

There was an army of supporters in red as Tunisia tried to get their World Cup campaign off to a flying start against Australia last Saturday, but in the sea of ​​passionate fans, two die-hard Socceroos stood resolute as their team triumphed.

Thousands of Tunisians flocked to the Al-Janoub Stadium to help inspire Jalel Kadri’s side to victory over Graham Arnold’s underdogs, with the African side drawn against Denmark.

Australia, having been beaten 4-1 by France in their first match, were the unwanted outsiders and, battling with superior players and a vociferous crowd, faced an uphill battle to take three points.

Two Socceroos supporters had the best seats in the house for Australia’s win over Tunisia

But Mitchell Duke’s heroic header midway through the first half was enough for Australia to claim their first World Cup win in 12 years and put their destiny in their own hands.

And for two Socceroos fans, they had somehow been placed in the heart of the Tunisian supporters but defied the partisan support to root for the Aussies.

While few Australians made the 12,000km trip to Qatar, thousands showed their support at home as they descended on Melbourne’s Federation Square, where the big screens showed the game.

Thousands of Tunisians flocked to the Al-Janoub Stadium for their Group D match on Saturday

Thousands of Tunisians flocked to the Al-Janoub Stadium for their Group D match on Saturday

The supporters were sent into bedlam after Duke’s goal, with flares lit and fans jumping up and down in celebration as the prospect of their 12-year hoodoo ending became a reality.

After the match, an emotional Arnold said he hoped his side had done Australia proud.

“I’m just massively proud of the lads, they showed that fantastic Australian fighting spirit tonight,” he said. “I expect we did the nation very proud.

But Australia silenced the vociferous crowd when Mitch Duke's header won the match

But Australia silenced the vociferous crowd when Mitch Duke’s header won the match

“The other night we played against the world champions and the boys had the same level of effort.

“When the doubters hate us, bring it on. I said to the lads after the game that it was the best practice game we could have ever had, a lot of those mistakes were ironed out tonight and I couldn’t be prouder of the lads.

“Now we move on, yes we achieved one thing, but that’s nothing, there’s more to do.”

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