World Cup riots erupt in Spain after Argentina beat France | World | News


There were reports that the night began in the area with a celebratory atmosphere but it quickly got out of hand. Footage on social media shows police in riot gear chasing after fans in white and blue clothing, celebrating Argentina’s win in the World Cup Final. 

Football fans have disrupted the area by climbing onto street lamps and going into prohibited places.

French Police was also forced to evacuate disappointed fans at the Champs Elysees in Paris. 

Riot police is seen in social media footage charging against a crowd of football fans running away. 

Riots also sparked in Lyon, France, where football fans began to fight back against the police throwing stones at them, as shown in videos posted on Twitter. 

Argentina won the title in Qatar by beating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 3-3 draw.

Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the spot and had put Lionel Scaloni’s men ahead in extra-time, before slotting home in the shoot-out.

Argentina would have coasted to victory had Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe not hit a hat-trick for the defending champions.

But it was the 35-year-old who eventually captained La Albiceleste to victory, raising the trophy high into the Qatar night having also been awarded the golden ball for player of the tournament.

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