Europe, especially the capital of France, Paris, is waiting for the semi-final confrontation of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar between the Roosters team and its Moroccan counterpart, which has a unique achievement at the Arab and African levels.
Whatever the outcome of the “historic” match, the police and European security forces will have to work hard, and they have warned residents to keep their cars away from the main streets, in anticipation of riots and some fans leaving the circle of enthusiasm and peaceful encouragement.
The Moroccan national team became the main event of the World Cup in Qatar and is the only representative of Africa to reach the semi-finals, but there is a negative side to the success of the team, which began to appear after almost every match that the Atlas Lions managed to win.
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The security alert came after riots erupted in the Champs-Elysées area in the French capital, Paris, amid celebrations of Morocco’s victory over its Portuguese counterpart, coinciding with France’s qualifying for the Qatar World Cup semi-finals. A cup.
The French newspaper Le Parisien reported that the police had to arrest 74 fans.
The newspaper indicated that the French police had prepared 1,220 of their men to deal with the expected disturbances and that they would prepare in the same way for the next match between Morocco and France on Wednesday.
According to Italian Rai News, a Moroccan fan was also stabbed in the neck in the Italian city of Milan by Eastern European fans.
The witness said the fan was stabbed after he intervened to break up a fight that took place at a crowd of thousands of fans on the Corso Buenos Aires near Plaza Oberdan, and he was transferred to the clinic in critical condition.
Thousands of Moroccan fans gathered on the streets of Dutch cities on Saturday, raising flags and carrying firecrackers, after the North African country reached the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup.
Morocco will face France, winners of the World Cup, at the Golden Square next Wednesday evening after beating England by two goals to one.