Riots erupt in Belgium after Morocco’s 2-1 win on Sunday in FIFA World Cup 2022

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Riots erupted in several cities of Belgium and the Netherlands after their national team was stunned by Morocco with a 2-0 thumping win in FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The defeat for Belgium now leaves them in a vulnerable position on final matchday as they face 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia in what will be a ‘must-win’ contest. The discontent of the fans then took center stage and showed their anger in public places and streets.

Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels. Dozens of rioters overturned and torched cars, set electric scooters on fire and pelted cars with bricks.

Police moved in after one person suffered facial injuries, said Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere. Brussels mayor Philippe Close urged people to stay away from the city center and said authorities were doing their utmost to keep order in the streets. Even subway and tram traffic had to be interrupted on police orders.

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