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Mexico fans clash with Argentina after they chant ‘f**k Messi’ in Qatar


World Cup: Argentina and Mexico fans clash in Qatar over 'f*** Messi chant' |Twitter

The brawl happened in a fan zone dedicated to encouraging different supporters mixing (Picture: Twitter)

Football fans broke out into a dramatic brawl after Argentina supporters chanted ‘f**k Messi’.

Footage shows fans of the two South American teams taunting and pushing each other.

Argentina can be heard shouting ‘f**k Messi’, while men are seen pushing and gesturing towards each other.

Many are dressed in their team’s colours while others have gone shirtless in the Middle Eastern heat.

People can be seen getting medical treatment in other clips.

Reports say several people suffered minor injuries.

The clash took place on Wednesday at the Al Bidda Park in Doha – a fan area designed to encourage supporters mixing and watching the football together.

The rival teams, Mexico and Argentina, are set to play in Group C on Saturday.

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Some 80,000 fans are expected to descend on Lusail Stadium for the game.

Argentina – pre-tournament favourite to win – suffered a remarkable 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

The winner was so thrilled about the shocking victory it declared a public holiday for its 35 million citizens.

Lionel Messi, 35, scored the first goal for Argentina in what is likely to be his last chance to win the World Cup before he retires.

But Saudi Arabia made an incredible comeback in one of the greatest upsets in the tournament’s history.

Saudi Arabia is taking the day off to celebrate properly (Picture: Getty)

Saudi fans celebrated by performing Ronaldo’s trademark ‘Siu’ celebration in front of distraught Argentines outside the Lusail Stadium.

‘Where is Messi?’ one Saudi fan said in a video posted by ESPN, using his hands to mimic the use of a pair of binoculars.

‘I don’t see him! Tell me if he is here or not, I do not see him!’

Ronaldo and Messi are commonly considered the best two current players in the world and their achievements are frequently compared, even this late into their respective careers.

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