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Two die in France as joy turns to chaos after World Cup win

Two football fans have reportedly died during celebrations in France after the country won the 2018 FIFA World Cup by beating Croatia 4-2 in the final on Sunday.

Some of the worst scenes were in central Paris, where celebrations turned into widespread rioting, looting and ugly clashes with police.

In the city of Aneccy, a 50-year-old fan broke his neck after jumping into a canal while in Saint-Felix, another fan in his thirties died after his car crashed into a tree.

According to reports, fans clashed with the police, leading them to shut down all public transport links in the city.