World Cup final loss sparks riots in Argentina




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

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

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

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

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

Close to 60 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 in Buenos Aires later on following relatively successful campaign.  (goal.com)[eap_ad_3]