Fireworks and Flares on Champs-Elysees as Fans Celebrate Morocco's World Cup Win

Moroccan fans took to the streets of Paris to celebrate on December 6, as the national soccer team advanced to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar after defeating former champions Spain.

Video shows a heavy police presence on the Champs-Elysees as fans, draped in the Moroccan flag, sang and cheered. Fireworks and flares being set off in the street are also seen, along with a large crowd surrounding and jumping on a car.

Morocco beat Spain 3-0 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 at the end of extra time, becoming the first Arab country to ever reach the World Cup quarter-finals. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

Video Transcript

[BEDLAM, SHOUTING]

[HONKING]

[GLASS SHATTERING, HONKING, BEDLAM]

[LOUD SHOUTING, RIOTING]

[HONKING]

[SHOUTING]

[HONKING, CHAOS]

[RELENTLESS RIOTING]

[NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

[HONKING, CHAOS]

[REVELRY, SHOUTING]