MOSCOW, July 11 (Sputnik) – A total of seven people were detained in the French capital Paris on Tuesday night during spontaneous mass celebrations sparked by the national team’s victory in the FIFA World Cup semi-final, the French media reported on Wednesday.
France beat neighbors Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg on Tuesday to reach their third World Cup final.
According to the French TV channel BFM, who cited a source in the Paris Police Prefecture, the fans were detained near Champs-Elysees avenue in the city center with five of them celebrating the victory using flares, one of them being accused of committing theft and the other one detained for insults and disobedience.
The channel added that the windows of four shops had been shattered and several trash cans had been set on fire.
The final, where Les Bleus will face either Croatia or England, will take place at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.