April 13, 2024

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Australia and New Zealand send an empowering message at the start of the Women's Soccer World Cup

Australia and New Zealand send an empowering message at the start of the Women's Soccer World Cup

With fifty thousand spectators, the Eden Park ground in Auckland is the most populous city. New ZealandA quick, ten-minute opening ceremony and dressed to the nines to host the first game World Cup between New Zealand and Norway.

The festive atmosphere and the desire for football took over the atmosphere of a city where three people were killed and six injured in a few hours of gunfire. At around 7:23 a.m. local time (7:23 GMT on Wednesday), the attacker entered the building at a construction site in the central area and opened fire, police said.

However, as promised by FIFA, the opening match went ahead as planned and the stadium was full of fans to witness the start signal of the big event.

The best natural landscapes of the two organizing countries were projected with colorful maps that showed the roots of the two organizing countries Australia and New Zealand to the world with indigenous songs and dances.

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A creation myth of the South Pacific Islands

Symbols of the rainbow snake from Australia and manta rays from the North Island of New Zealand will commemorate the legend that created the two islands according to Aboriginal mythology, invading the grasslands of Eden Park.

The 32 participating teams, for the first time competing in the men's competition, were represented by groups wearing the colors of their national costumes and performed a unity dance. In addition, the official ball of the tournament was received as a gift from the representatives of the participants to the current champion USA.

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Finally, the World Cup logo was displayed in the center circle of the grass and New Zealand artist BENEE and Australian singer and producer Malrad performed the official World Cup song 'Do It Again', representing their power and unity. Characteristic of the World Cup event.

Shooting “an isolated case”

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins assured a press conference, “The incident is isolated. People should feel safe in Auckland. “There will be an extra police presence to give that extra layer of reassurance to the public.”

From this Thursday to August 20, Australia and New Zealand will host the ultimate World Cup event, with a total of 32 women's national teams competing for the first time in history.

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