Two fans have reportedly ended up dead in the city of Paris while they were celebrating France World Cup victory.
A fan falls to the floor after inhaling tear gas as French football fans clash with police following celebrations around the Arc de Triomph
Two fans have died as France celebrated its World Cup victory and police had to fire tear gas amid clashes following the win.
Cops were forced to use water canon on crowds after the country became world champions for a second time beating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.
Police disperse people with water canons after celebrations following the Russia 2018 World Cup final
In the Alpine city of Annecy a 50-year-old France fan broke his neck after jumping into a canal at the end of the team’s 4-2 triumph over Croatia in Moscow on Sunday.
Then, in nearby Saint-Felix, there was another death when a man in his 30s died when his car crashed into a tree as he celebrated the win.
Such accidents were accompanied by baton charges by CRS riot squads as tear gas was used to keep crowds in order.
Police throwing tear gas at people rioting
The worst clashes were in the centre of the capital where the Champs Elysee remained shut into the early hours of this morning.
About 30 people, many wearing ski masks, broke into a shop on the famous Parisian street leaving with bottles of wine and champagne
A man kicks a tear gas canister thrown by riot police during clashes on the Champs Elysees
A police source in Paris said: “Rioting broke out soon after midnight as large crowds refused to disperse.
“Shops including the Publicis Drugstore close to the Arc de Triumphe were ransacked.
“Windows were smashed and officers who intervened were attacked. There have been scenes of absolute chaos that have spoiled the party.”
As the trouble intensified, the authorities shut all transport links, including Metro services and other local trains.
Source: The Sun UK