Rioters set fire to car in Brussels after Belgium’s World Cup loss to Morocco | Belgium

Dozens of rioters torched a car, torched electric scooters and threw bricks at cars in Brussels after Belgium’s surprise 2-0 loss to Morocco Sunday in the World Cup.

Police had to cordon off parts of the capital’s center and deployed water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds after the violence.

One person suffered facial injuries, Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said, AP reported.

Brussels Mayor Philippe Close urged people to stay away from the city center, adding that authorities were doing everything possible to maintain order on the streets.

Train and tram traffic was also halted on police orders during the unrest. There were also disturbances in the city of Antwerp.

Dutch police said violence broke out in the port city of Rotterdam as riot officers tried to disperse a group of 500 football fans who were throwing fireworks and glass at officers.

It is not immediately clear how many people were detained during the unrest.

The violence began after Morocco won on Sunday afternoon in Qatar, with second-half goals from Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal.

The result means the Belgians are third in Group F, one point behind Croatia and Morocco, with one game to play.

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