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Football fans have clashed with riot police in France after Les Bleus progressed into their second successive World Cup final on Wednesday night. France defeated Morocco 2-0 of their semi-final encounter in Qatar, which led to passionate celebrations en masse within the nation’s capital.

A minimum of 2500 law enforcement officials are reportedly stationed on the Champs-Elysees in Paris after anticipating violent clashes between France and Morocco fans after their World Cup match. One video has shown what looks like French fans celebrating their victory on the famous strip, only to be charged at and struck with batons by riot police.

Fans of their 1000’s have been filmed jumping around and shouting, ‘We’ll the ultimate!’ after Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani’s goals on either side of half-time secured a momentous victory on the Al Bayt Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side will face Lionel Messi and Argentina to change into the primary country to retain the World Cup since Brazil 60 years ago.

But celebrations in Paris have been marred by violence from riot law enforcement officials likely attempting to simmer the scenes on one in all France’s most famous landmarks. French police have confirmed that two arrests have been made on the Champs-Elysees for using fireworks.

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Chaotic images are also emerging from Montpellier, where there have been clashes between French and Moroccan fans in town centre.

Videos show fans climbing a monument holding red flares and fireworks being set off on the bottom, causing crowds to quickly scatter to avoid the explosion. There are also reports of rioting and clashes in Belgium’s capital, Brussels, between Belgian police and Moroccan fans.

A French citizen in town has been forced to remove his country’s flag from his balcony after the window to his apartment was targeted by rocks and fireworks. There have also been mirrored antics in Montpellier, with those on the streets also being hit by fireworks going off on the bottom in unsavoury scenes.

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