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FIFA WC: fans riot in Brussels after Belgium lost to Morocco

FIFA WC: fans riot in Brussels after Belgium lost to Morocco

Brussels: Riots erupted in several places here in Belgium after the national team lost to Morocco in the FIFA World Cup match in Qatar. Police detained several people and arrested one in the capital city on Sunday, Reuters reported.

The rioters set a car and some electric scooters on fire.

Incidents happened in multiple areas in Brussels where scores of football fans, who were draped in Moroccan flags, clashed with riot police. Security forces employed water cannons and tear gas against rioters.

Police, however, informed that calm was restored around 7 pm in the evening, and preventive petrol was deployed in sectors where safety concerns were still on.

Police said the rioters used pyrotechnic material, projectiles, and sticks and set fire to the public highway. A journalist was injured in fireworks, and only after that security forces intervened, employing water cannons and tear gas.

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