Shocking Pictures Emerge of Riot Police Beating Ivory Coast Fans After Team Qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Shocking Pictures Emerge of Riot Police Beating Ivory Coast Fans After Team Qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Ivory Coast fans during a match of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (AP Photo)
Ivory Coast fans during a match of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (AP Photo)

(The Mirror) – Ivory Coast sealed their place in the Africa Cup of Nations with a 0-0 draw with Cameroon on Wednesday night – but the match ended in chaos as fans rushed the pitch to celebrate and clashed with baton-wielding police.

The hosts only needed a point from the game to qualify, while opponents Cameroon were already through, having won the group before kick off at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Ivorian city Abidjan.

Stephane Mbia was sent off for Cameroon with half an hour still to play, after being shown a straight red card for a foul on former Arsenal forward Gervinho on the edge of the box.

From the free kick that followed Yaya Toure had a shot headed off the line, which was the closest either side got to scoring.

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