Posts tagged as fans

Paris celebrates World Cup win as one million fans fill Champs-Élysées

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tens of thousands of supporters wrapped in red, white and blue flags and singing the French national anthem have poured on to the Champs-Élysées in Paris to celebrate France’s World Cup victory over Croatia, cheering that the nation was now firmly a football superpower. As the final whistle blew, shouts rang out and vast crowds that had gathered outside local bars began sprinting on to the 1.2 mile (2km) avenue in…

Lithuania turns away 56 soccer fans away at its border

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lithuanian border guards have removed nearly 60 soccer fans from trains between the Russian mainland and its Kaliningrad enclave after they failed to produce visas or correct documents. Most of the 56 people were citizens of Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco or Bangladesh, the border guard said. Some had forged documents. They included more than a dozen people who were removed from Kaliningrad-bound trains long after the last World Cup game was…