FIFA World Cup: Morocco followers conflict with police in Brussels after defeat towards France in semi-final

FIFA World Cup: Morocco followers conflict with police in Brussels after defeat towards France in semi-final
FIFA World Cup: Morocco followers conflict with police in Brussels after defeat towards France in semi-final

FIFA World Cup: Morocco followers clashed with police in Brussels after Walid Regragui’s aspect misplaced to France 0-2 within the semi-final on Wednesday. Morocco turned the primary African nation to achieve the last-four stage.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Dec 15, 2022 07:39 IST

Police stand on both aspect of water cannon in Brussels after clashes erupt with followers. (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Moroccan followers clashed with police in Brussels after Walid Regragui’s aspect crashed out of the FIFA World Cup following a 0-2 defeat towards France within the semi-final on Wednesday.

Around 100 followers, who had been wrapped in Moroccan flags, threw fireworks and different objects at police wearing riot gear close to Brussels South station. Fans set alight rubbish luggage and cardboard bins and police responded with water cannon and tear fuel.

Police detained a number of followers and mentioned that the clashes had been transient and triggered no severe harm, Reuters reported.

France turned the primary crew to storm into second successive World Cup closing since Brazil in 2002. Theo Hernandez gave Les Bleus an early lead within the fifth minute, with a close-range end after joint top-scorer of the event Kylian Mbappe’s effort was blocked.

France might have doubled the lead however missed it as Jawad El Yamiq struck the publish. Eventually, Didier Deschamps’ crew put Morocco to sleep as Randal Kolo Muani scored his first worldwide purpose within the 79th minute to ship Les Bleus into the ultimate, the place France will play Argentina on December 18.

After the match, Morocco coach Regragui mentioned that his aspect gave its greatest and the semi-final defeat cannnot take away its heroics all through the 2022 marketing campaign in Qatar.

“The most necessary factor is to have proven face, to have proven that soccer in Morocco exists and that now we have nice supporters. We gave it our greatest. … [The loss] would not take away every little thing we gave earlier than,” Regragui mentioned.

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