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Unruly Mexican Fans Held After World Cup Win

June 24, 2014

By Sky News US Team

At least four World Cup fans were arrested Monday when a celebration spilled out on the streets. (Sky News)
At least four World Cup fans were arrested Monday when a celebration spilled out on the streets. (Sky News)

Fans celebrating Mexico's passage into World Cup's knock-out stage have spilled onto the streets of a California town, blocking traffic and jumping on cars.

At least four fans were arrested, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Mexico beat Croatia 3-1 on Monday to advance to the round of 16 at the Brazil tournament.

At the final whistle, Mexican fans spilled on the streets of Huntington Park, a town near Los Angeles, many waving Mexican flags and chanting.

News reports said some of them rocked cars stuck in the traffic while others set off fireworks, prompting police on horseback to intervene and close off some streets.

Two of the arrests were reported to be for public intoxication, one was for throwing a bottle at officers, and one for refusing to obey orders to disburse.

In Mexico City, fans crowded squares where giant screens had been set up, jumping and cheering each time Mexico scored a goal.

It is the sixth straight time that Mexico has surged into the World Cup's knock-out stage.

They will face Holland on Sunday.

"In the next game, we'll beat Holland," said David Rodriguez, a Mexican fan in Zocalo Square.

"I hope that we continue to be unstoppable so we move to the fifth game and hopefully reach the final."



Source: (c) Sky News 2014


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