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France fans tear gassed by riot cops as clashes erupt across the country after heartbreaking World Cup final defeat

RIOT cops tear gassed fans in France tonight as clashes erupted across the country after Argentina’s sensational World Cup win.

Thousands of football fans poured into the streets in Paris, Nice and Lyon after France lost to Argentina 4-2 on penalties in Qatar.

French police officers confront a fan on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris
Fans clash with riot cops on the Champs-Elysees after France’s defeat in the final
Violence erupted in Paris after Argentina won the World Cup final in Qatar
Thousands of French football fans took to the streets after the match
French football fans celebrate in Paris
Riot police officers advance on the Champs-Elysees after the World Cup final
France lost to Argentina on penalties after drawing 3-3 after extra time

Riot cops clashed with fans on the famous Champs-Elysees in the French capital as flares were lit up and fireworks hit the skies after the tense game.

In Lyon, riot cops reportedly fired tear gas on football fans as violence broke out in the city.

Shocking footage showed chaotic scenes as supporters draped in flags hurled rocks, bottles and fireworks at cops before officers fired tear gas on the crowds.

Cops could be heard yelling “turn around” at rioters as water cannons reportedly moved in to break up the crowds.

Another clip showed a group of fans pummelling cars with rocks and rubbish before riot cops chased them down the street.

Dozens have been arrested in the city, according to reports.

In Nice, dramatic video showed emergency vehicles driving over burning rubbish bins in the middle of the street as clashes erupted in the city.

Riots have erupted across Europe after several World Cup games in recent weeks.

On Wednesday, a 14-year-old boy was killed when violent clashes erupted across France following their World Cup victory over Morocco.

Cops were pummelled by fireworks in Paris as thousands poured into the streets to celebrate after France beat Morocco 2-0 to reach the final.

Shocking footage showed chaotic scenes as fans bombarded riot cops with a stream of fireworks before the officers were forced to flee the line of fire.

Another clip in the French capital showed police pushing back fans as they set off flares at the Champs Elysees.

Rowdy fans chanted as hundreds of cars paraded past the crowds sounding their horns and waving flags from the windows.

French cops said 115 arrests had been made in Paris by the early hours of Thursday morning, Le Parisien reports.

In the French city of Montpellier, shocking footage also showed fans chucking chairs, fireworks and rocks at riot cops – and climbing the landmark fountain.

People could be seen darting for cover as fireworks were flung across a square.

Riot cops were also blasted by fireworks in the French city of Lyon, while clashes broke out between fans in Nice, and chaos also erupted on the streets of Bordeaux.

In Brussels, police deployed tear gas and water cannons after scuffles broke out and fans set fires in the street and threw fireworks.

Dozens were reportedly arrested in the Belgian capital after the unrest.

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