French police use tear gas against supporters on Champs-Elysées in Paris: report

PARIS: The French police used tear gas to disperse the crowds of supporters who gathered on the Champs-Elysées in Paris after their national team lost in the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar, according to the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Sunday.
On Sunday, Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties, after a 3-3 draw after extra time, to win the World Cup for the third time.
Police used tear gas to disperse fans on the Champs-Elysees in Paris as they continued to throw firecrackers at law enforcement, RIA Novosti reported.
Some fans clashed with police officers after the latter began detaining violent attendees.
People were gathering on the Champs-Elysées even before the start of the World Cup final. Police blocked traffic on the site and near the Arc de Triomphe.
Thousands of police were patrolling the French capital on Sunday evening, the Russian agency said.
Previously, the French President Emmanuel Macron consoled a visibly distraught French football team after their agonizing FIFA World Cup final loss to Lionel Messi-led Argentina on Sunday.
After the atrocious defeat in a tense penalty shootout, Macron was seen consoling all the players after the 4-2 penalty shootout loss.


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