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World Cup 2022 news today: renewed riots in Belgium and the Netherlands after the Morocco game

2022-12-07T09:16:27.542Z

Fireworks, damage to property, violence: According to the police, more than 30 people were arrested in Rotterdam after Morocco's spectacular victory against Spain, and there were riots elsewhere too.



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Arrests and riots in several cities after Morocco reached the quarter-finals

9.52 a.m .:

After Morocco’s victory against Spain, the police arrested 35 people in downtown Rotterdam.

Fireworks were thrown, and several people said they were insulting and could not identify themselves, the police said on Tuesday evening.

In some cases, the riot police cleared places.

Among other things, at the main station and on a central street, heavy firecrackers were ignited and thrown in the direction of people.

A police officer suffered hearing damage.

There were also traffic delays.

According to the police, ten arrests were made in Amsterdam, and others have not been ruled out.

There had been riots with damage to property, heavy firecrackers and violence.

Ten arrests were also made in The Hague.

There, too, firecrackers were thrown and riot police officers were deployed.

Clashes also broke out in Belgium.

Some revelers threw stones and set fire to a container in the capital Brussels on Tuesday evening, the Belga news agency reported.

The police used tear gas, among other things, and arrested several people.

Details were not initially known.

Morocco had won 3-0 on penalties against the big favorites Spain.

Immediately after Morocco's victory against Belgium, riots broke out in Brussels and in several cities in the Netherlands.

Portugal's victory brings the best TV ratings of the round of 16

9.30 a.m .:

Portugal’s 6-1 win over Switzerland was the most successful TV game in the top 16 round.

On average, 5.82 million people watched the live broadcast on ARD on Tuesday evening.

According to the broadcaster, this resulted in a market share of 21.0 percent.

The end of Spain against Morocco had seen 4.42 million in the afternoon in the first.

At 27.8 percent, the market share was higher than that of the evening game.

This is due to the fact that fewer people sit in front of the television in the afternoons and therefore watch more football in relative terms.

However, the interest of television viewers was also lower in the first knockout round of the Qatar World Cup than in previous tournaments: At the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, ARD and ZDF had twice as many viewers.

Telekom, as the third broadcaster at the tournament in Qatar, does not publish any figures.

According to Klinsmann, Ronaldo is right on the bench

9.00 a.m .:

The former national coach Jürgen Klinsmann spoke appreciatively about the Portugal coach after the surprising replacement role for Cristiano Ronaldo.

"With a 6-1 win, coach Fernando Santos has been confirmed in all decisions," Klinsmann wrote in a BBC newsletter.

Ronaldo had been on the bench for a long time during Portugal's success in the round of 16 against Switzerland.

Gonçalo Ramos, who was called up for him, scored three goals.

It was a quality demonstration on the part of the Portuguese, said Klinsmann.

Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes would have played brilliantly on offense.

The three goals by Ramos were a "wonderful story," said Klinsmann, a member of the technical study group of the world football association Fifa.

“I was also happy that Ronaldo came on towards the end.

It's not an easy situation for him.«

Klinsmann finds it commendable that the fans loudly chanted Ronaldo's name.

"The crowd was fantastic," said the former Bayern coach.

"It wasn't uncomfortable for the coach, not at all, it was a real recognition of Ronaldo and what he's done so far.

It was a sign that people still want to see more of him – and maybe against Morocco.” The quarter-finals against the North Africans, who beat Spain on penalties, will take place on Saturday.

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Source: spiegel

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