Socceroos fans claim “quiet” Australians ruined the atmosphere during the World Cup win over Denmark

Angry Socceroos fans slam Italian claims Aussies were ‘too quiet’ and ‘needed beer to sing’ in World Cup win over Denmark – as they hit back with some hilarious insults

An Italian reporter who branded the World Cup match between Australia and Denmark “boring” and slammed Aussies fans for not singing has been criticized by Socceroos diehards in Qatar.

Australia’s historic 1-0 win over Denmark secured the Socceroos passage to the knockout stage for just the second time in their history, and fans celebrated long and hard into the night at home.

Australia fans celebrate Mathew Leckie’s goal against Denmark which eventually won them the match in the Qatar FIFA World Cup

But it was a different story at Al Janoub Stadium, where Aussie fans were criticized for not creating any atmosphere.

SportItalia correspondent and CNN/Al Jazeera contributor Tancredi Palmeri added that the Aussie supporters were eerily quiet during the game and blamed Qatar’s ban on alcohol in stadiums for their silence.

“Definitely #AUSDEN is the worst environment I’ve ever been in the World Cup. Stadium almost full, maybe only 2k missing, but quiet as Covid times with empty stands. 2k each for Australia and Denmark and they don’t sing much either. Do they need beer to sing? Sad, he tweeted.

He also added: “Also one of the most boring matches I’ve ever been to in the World Cup”.

The Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan tweeted: “Stadium half empty and almost zero atmosphere. First Mexican wave was taken in 12 minutes. Feels like there might be a lot of people here who don’t care that much about Australia v Denmark.’

Bailey Wright of Australia and teammates celebrate with fans after winning the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D soccer match between Australia and Denmark

Bailey Wright of Australia and teammates celebrate with fans after winning the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D soccer match between Australia and Denmark

Needless to say, the Aussie supporters were not impressed with Palmeri’s take and pointed to moments in the match – including Matthew Leckie’s goal – when Socceroos fans went berserk.

“You have to be funny at parties. It seemed to warm up a bit yes? replied one fan.

“Last I checked, it was a sports match and not short training. Maybe they saw the match? replied another.

Other Aussie supporters cheekily pointed out Italy’s shocking recent run of missing out on the World Cup altogether.

“You’re right, maybe Italy can show us how it’s done in the round of 16. Oh that’s right the last time Italy qualified was back in 2014 and the last time you got out of the group stage was 2006,” one posted.

“Sung louder than the Italians at this World Cup,” replied another.

“Not as quiet as the Italian supporters sunshine,” added another.

Italy's Joao Pedro reacts after missing a scoring chance in the World Cup qualifying play-off between Italy and North Macedonia, at the Renzo Barbera Stadium, in Palermo, Italy

Italy’s Joao Pedro reacts after missing a scoring chance in the World Cup qualifying play-off between Italy and North Macedonia, at the Renzo Barbera Stadium, in Palermo, Italy

Others pointed out that singing at football is not a massive part of Australian culture, but the supporters who were there sang and cheered loudly.

“I don’t think Australians would sing even with beer, but I can hear them singing and clapping on the air.” a fan posted.

“You have to sing at football to enjoy it? Nonsense. And what a joke you can’t get a beer either. Worry about your own team…oh wait…how does the Italian sing back in Italy?’ posted another.

There was at least one celebrity watching in the reportedly subdued crowd, although this has not been confirmed.

“Could have sworn I saw Selina [Roberts, played by actor Tempany Deckert] away from home and away in the crowd during the Denmark vs Australia match earlier,’ one fan wrote.

Other fans said Denmark’s supporters had stayed away from the World Cup in droves, which also contributed to the tame atmosphere.

Denmark supporters look dejected after their team lost the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between Australia and Denmark at Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah

Denmark supporters look dejected after their team lost the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between Australia and Denmark at Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah

“As a Dane, many hooligans and fans have boycotted Qatar and support from home. It is clear that the Danish players lack the support that we did at home at the Euros, wrote one.

“Few Danes want to travel to Qatar. The boycott issue has been huge here. added another.

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