Police Presence Beefed Up To Control Algerian Fans In French Cities


French Police has beefed up security with no less than 2,850 officers to control Algerian fans ahead the 2019 African Cup of Nations semifinal between Algeria and Nigeria as well as the country’s national day – the July 14 festivities.

Algerian fans living in France took their cerebration too far following the Desert Foxes’ dramatic penalty shootout win over Cote d’Ivoire in their AFCON 2019 quarterfinal fixture on Thursday. A woman was reportedly killed by an over -speeding car driven by an Algerian fan, with her baby and 17-year old daughter seriously injured.

Two shops in Marseille were also reportedly looted on Thursday night while Algerian fans gathered in large numbers to celebrate their win.

French police arrested 43 Algerians concerning the mayhem. Now they are bent on ensuring that no urgly incidents occur before, during and after tonight’s match.

The AFCON last four tie between the two…

Source: Complete Sports