Uruguay came to a standstill during their match against Italy © Getty Images
Uruguay came to a standstill during their match against Italy © Getty Images

Montevideo: Jun 25, 2014

Some 30 people were arrested in Montevideo for violent celebrations on Tuesday after Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 to advance to the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Violent fans hurled stones and bottles in Montevideo’s city centre after the match. Two policemen were injured in the chaos, reports Xinhua.

Public institutions, transport services and shops stopped service while the match was on. Schools also suspended lessons so that teachers and students could watch the game. Diego Godin scored the winner for Uruguay in the 80th minute.

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