During riots in Brussels late on Saturday night, 22 police officers were injured. The riots arose after Morocco had placed in a match against Ivory Coast for the World Cup in Russia.
Some cars were burned down and shops plundered.
Belgian media reported that people gathered at the Stalingrad Avenue in the south of the center to celebrate the victory. They went to the Exchange Avenue where the celebration went out of control. an estimated three hundred people started to fight with the police.
No arrests have been made. The Brussels police are asking for images of surveillance cameras to arrest the people fighting with the police and the ones who were plundering.
Morocco won the match against the Ivory Cast yesterday with 2-0. It’s the first time since Morocco’s participation in the World Championships that it managed to make it to the final round of the qualifyings. The football team consists of many players born in the foreign countries such as; Netherlands, Spain, and France.
Moroccan media speak about madness in their own country, especially in the streets of Rabat and Casablanca. Outside of Morocco, the victory has also been celebrated, such as in Paris where fans gathered with Moroccan flags at the Arc de Triomphe.
Also in the Netherlands, many people went on the streets. In The Hague, the police had to take action after being attacked by supporters with stones, cans, and fireworks. The Mobile unit had to intervene to restore peace.