Matildas fans storm barricades, light flares at Federation Square

A rowdy crowd broke through metal barricades and lit dozens of flares at Federation Square during the Matildas’ do-or-die World Cup semi-final against England, with police expressing their disappointment at supporters’ behaviour.

The popular fan site reached capacity an hour before the match’s 8pm kick-off in Sydney on Wednesday.

Authorities urged crowds to instead watch the game at AAMI Park. But 30 minutes later, crowds began storming the barriers past security to join supporters…

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