Sydney Harbour Bridge to host World Cup event as Jelena Dokic lands surprise role
REVEALED: How Aussie fans will take over one of the country’s most famous landmarks ahead of the World Cup – as Jelena Dokic takes on a surprising new role with tournament
- The Sydney Harbor Bridge is transformed into a football festival
- Jelena Dokic has been announced as ambassador at the World Cup
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Australian soccer fans can take over a national monument as the host nation prepares for the fast approaching Women’s World Cup.
On Sunday, June 25, the Sydney Harbor Bridge will turn into a football festival to celebrate 25 days left until the official kick-off of the tournament, hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
The event will be a celebration of football, culture, community and free for the public to attend. Fans are invited to walk, jog or dance across the iconic bridge to the ‘Unity Beat’ plus music from participating countries.
Destination NSW and FIFA have promised a powerful and colorful display of unity and inclusiveness with international football legends joining thousands of fans on this day.
“Football unites the world, and this month the power of our game to bring people together will once again be showcased on the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge,” said FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samoura.
Sydney Harbor Bridge hosts a football festival ahead of the World Cup
The celebration takes place as Australia prepares to host the tournament alongside New Zealand
“This FIFA Women’s World Cup will be a truly unique event and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With its thriving culture and world-class experiences, Sydney is a fantastic location to celebrate the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Jobs and Tourism Minister John Graham said: ‘The FIFA Women’s World Cup is another mega-event for Sydney, with thousands of visitors from around the world and millions of dollars in visitor spending for the state.
“NSW is ready to welcome football fans, families and visitors to Sydney to support their favorite team at one of the biggest tournaments in the world.”
Elsewhere, Aussie tennis champion Jelena Dokic has been unveiled as a Beyond Greatness Champion ambassador for the tournament. The group consists of ‘inspiring pioneers’ who represent the best of Australia and New Zealand in sports, entertainment, media, arts, politics and business.
“I am incredibly excited and honored to announce that I am an ambassador and a ‘Beyond Greatness Champion’ for the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held here in Australia and New Zealand from July 20,” said Dokic.
“There is something so special about a home crowd and I can’t wait to be among them cheering on the best in the world and especially the Aussies in just 50 days.
Get ready to go #BeyondGreatness. More coming soon.’
Aussie tennis star Jelena Dokic has been given an ambassador role ahead of the tournament