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12Nov/17

Morocco World Cup win sparks civil unrest in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (TWITTER -BEKAH MOLONY) – Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday (November 12), when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city centre as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange.

Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin live in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s.

Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable.

18Oct/15

Australia break Scotland hearts in World Cup thriller

Last gasp penalty sends Australia through to semi finals of World Cup after rollercoaster against Scotland
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13Oct/15

Never think you’re the best but prepare for better, says football legend Pelé in eastern India

Brazilian football legend Pelé asks students to work harder instead of thinking themselves to be the best, during an interaction in India’s eastern Kolkata city

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09Sep/15

2015 Rugby Union World Cup – Ireland profile

Profile of Ireland ahead of the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup being hosted by England and Wales.

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08Sep/15

2015 Rugby Union World Cup – New Zealand profile

Profile of defending champions New Zealand ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, hosted by England and Wales.

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07Sep/15

2015 Rugby World Cup – England profile

Profile of the hosts England ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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25Jul/15

2018 world cup draw pits Spain against Italy

The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia throws up exciting matches including Spain against Italy and Netherland versus France.

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04Jul/15

England’s Laura Bassett recalls the ‘horrendous feeling’ of injury time own goal

English defender Laura Bassett describes the realisation she had scored an injury-time own-goal to send Japan to the Women’s World Cup final as an “horrendous feeling”.

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