Hugh Jackman Cheers On Australian Soccer Team In The World Cup
Hugh Jackman showed his support for his native Australia in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, sharing a picture of himself in a Socceroo jersey on his Instagram page.
Hugh Jackman Roots For Aussies In World Cup
“Come on Aussies! Come on @Socceroos!” Jackman captioned the snap in which he’s proudly showing off his yellow and green Australia top.
“I love the World Cup. To me, the Olympics and the World Cup are the purest international competitions out there. I played soccer until I was ten and then I moved on to rugby, but there is something I still find so beautiful about the game,” Jackman told Fifa.com last fall. “And, to me, anything that takes place once every four years and that cauldron of pressure that exists with [the World Cup], that’s what inspires me and turns me on.”
Though Jackman is a diehard Socceroo fan, the busy actor wasn’t able to travel to Brazil to watch Australia’s 2014 World Cup debut game against Chile, which they lost, 1-3. Jackman had been in the UK filming scenes for the upcoming Pan, a live-action adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in which the actor plays Blackbeard.
To play Blackbeard, Jackman grew the required facial hair and had his head shaved and showed off the new look last week. “Blackbeard is born. #PAN,” he captioned the picture.
Australia’s next World Cup Match is against the Netherlands Wednesday afternoon.