World Cup becomes deadly for Argentina; violence breaks out after Germany's victory

World Cup defeat: Violence in Argentina
Buenos Aires, July 14: Hours after Germany's historic victory in FIFA World Cup finale, riot-like situation broke out in Argentina. Disappointed and angry fans hurled stones at police and vandalised several shops in the capital city of the country.

Cops, who are generally deployed to control riots, fired tear gas and used water cannons to disburse the agitating group of young Argentines

The angry mob began agitation around 9 am of the local time near the city's iconic Obelisk. According to sources, police did not take any step against the mob initially, however, later they lathicharged people when the situation went out of control. 

Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disburse mob in Argentina

According to local media of the country, at least eight police officials were injured in violence following the country's defeat in the tournament.

The agitation began when thousands of Argentines gathered peacefully at the Obelisk with families and neighbours to cheer Argentina's best World Cup performance in 24 years.

Argentina was defeated by Germany when Mario Gotze's extra time goal led Germany their fourth FIFA World Cup title on Sunday, July 13.

Both teams were locked 0-0 at the end of the full-time with the match going into extra time. Gotze's brilliant 113rd minute goal broke the Argentine hearts and created history as Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup on South American soil.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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