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Algeria fans celebrate Afcon Victory in the streets of London

Algeria fans celebrate Afcon Victory in the streets of London

Hundreds of Algeria fans took to the streets of London to celebrate the national football team’s first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years.

Footage posted on social media showed huge crowds gathering in Trafalgar Square to light flares following the team’s 1-0 win over Senegal on Friday night.

Algeria fans light up London after Afcon triumph – in pictures
Fireworks and flares were also lit in Finsbury Park in north London and on the Old Kent Road in the south-east.

Manchester City and Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez took to Twitter to celebrate the victory in the biennial tournament, which was held in Egypt.

He wrote: “Proud to have been the captain of this team and millions of Algerians who have supported us all the way around the world. Champions of Africa!”

The Guardian

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