World Cup final loss sparks riots in Argentina

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A positive atmosphere quickly turned sour when a group of violent fans clashed police the Argentine capital following the loss at the hands of Germany
Argentina Squad –‘s 1-0 World Cup final defeat after extra-time against Germany on Sunday has lead to riots Buenos Aires.

Thousands of fans had gathered around the city’s central Obelisk monument before the game to watch Alejandro Sabella’s men take on Germany a bid to win their third world title in history.

Initially, there a celebratory atmosphere – even after Argentina were beaten following Mario Gotze’s winner extra-time – but things turned sour when a number of hooligans started throwing rocks at police.

Local media then captured incidents of looting central Buenos Aires as the situation got out of control later in the evening, with perpetrators damaging shop fronts and street lights in the city centre.[eap_ad_2]

and children could be seen fleeing the scene following the violent incidents and law enforcement forced to use tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets to restore order.

Close to 60 people have been arrested, with at least 15 police officers sustaining injuries during the riots.

Argentina are expected to receive a warm welcome when they arrive back Buenos Aires later on Monday following their relatively successful World Cup campaign.  ([eap_ad_3]