Celebrations have turned to chaos in France with riots and looting in Paris as millions of French fans have been celebrating their team’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final.
Thirty young people ransacked a shop in the Champs-Elysées in Paris where thousands of people are also celebrating the victory.
FIFA have reported the deployment of armed forces across the capital.
French journalist for Le Figaro, Paul Carcenac, tweeted: “Clashes between thugs who throw bottles and CRS. People flee through the adjacent streets.”
A french mayor in Paris, Jeanne d’Hauteserre said: “The party is ruined because of a handful of thugs”.
Another Le Figaro journalist reported a family being targeted by someone throwing an empty glass bottle.
Ashley Bullard tweeted: “Sad to hear reports of looting, riot police being called in and tear gas being fired in Paris following France’s World Cup win.”
Another Twitter user said: “The French ppl are so happy about winning that they set fire to cars, starts riots and celebratenwith throwing stones at the police and firefighters.”
More to follow…