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World Cup 2022: Moroccan fans dismantle Brussels – burning cars! | Sports

In the Belgian capital, Brussels, it is after the The national team lost 2-0 to Morocco in the second group game of the footballWM there were riots.

Supporters of the Moroccan national team in Brussels on Sunday

Photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck/dpa

Around 100 police officers with water cannons had to take action against fans who destroyed street furniture and threw objects at the officers. This was reported by the news agency “Belga” on Sunday afternoon.

As “De Telegraaf” wrote, the rioters threw firecrackers and bottles and set fires. Fireworks were set off before the game. During the game, the situation on Anspacher Allee and the Kleiner Ring in Brussels got completely out of control. Several e-scooters caught fire. Benches and parked cars were also damaged.

The police urged people on Twitter to avoid Boulevard du Midi and adjacent streets in the city centre.

Brussels Mayor Philippe Close on Twitter: “The police have already intervened vigorously. I therefore advise all fans not to come to the city center.”

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Close ordered arrests of troublemakers. At the request of the police, local transport in Brussels was partially stopped, as the local transport company also announced on Twitter.

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