Morocco fans out in force to celebrate in the Netherlands

Celebrations in Amsterdam. Photo: Olaf Kraak ANP
Celebrations in Amsterdam. Photo: Olaf Kraak ANP

Supporters of the Moroccan football team took to the streets all over the Netherlands on Saturday evening following their team’s 1-0 win over Portugal in the World Cup quarter finals.

Cars hooting their horns drove through the streets as crowds, including children, gathered on squares and street corners, waving flags and chanting.

Amsterdam police said they had made several arrests because people had been lighting large fireworks but by 19.15 there had been few reports of trouble.

‘Yesterday we were so disappointed for the Netherlands but now we are supper happy,’ fan Houria, who was celebrating the win with her young son, told the AD. ‘We never expected this.’

Morocco, the first African side ever to progress so far in the World Cup, will meet the winner of the quarter final between England and France in the semis.

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