Trouble in Buenos Aires after World Cup loss

Riot police used teargas and rubber bullets after a group of youths went on a rampage.

Riots broke out in Buenos Aires after Argentina were beaten by Germany in the finals of the 2014 Fifa World Cup. Picture: via @simmo_melb89

RIO DE JANERIO - Riot police in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires, were forced to use teargas and rubber bullets to restrain a group of vandals who rioted following their country's 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup final.

The youngsters threw rocks through store fronts before breaking into a closed theatre.

Around 20 police officers were injured and at least 60 people were arrested.

The vandals tore down street lights and threw rocks at the officers.

The chaotic situation marred what was an otherwise spontaneous show of support for Argentina's national team after its best World Cup run in 24 years.

Picture: via @simmo_melb89


Multiple fights also broke out on the Copacabana Beachfront in Rio de Janeiro after the match.

Emotional Argentines clashed with Brazilians who taunted them following their loss.

Hundreds of military policemen had to form a human chain to separate Argentine and Brazilian football fans as the battle took to the streets.

Altercations broke out and peaked after one fan was hit in the face with a bottle and left with a severe cut above his left eye.

Police quickly calmed the situation which subsided about an hour after the final whistle.