Argentina fans fight each other in stands after being dumped out of World Cup

Argentina fans scrapped with each other in the stands after they crashed out of the World Cup.

France secured a 4-3 victory in Kazan on Saturday afternoon, ensuring that Lionel Messi and Co failed to make the quarter-finals for only the second time since 1994.

After being finalists just four years earlier, supporters were clearly frustrated inside the stadium at the full-time whistle.

Dramatic pictures show a group of fans fighting between themselves, as their peers look on in horror.

One shirtless gentleman is seen aiming a clenched fist towards another spectator.

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A female fan attempts to pull the men away from each other as tensions hit boiling point.

It is not the first time this World Cup that Argentina fans have been involved in violence inside a stadium.

Shocking footage showed a group of Argentina fans launching a sickening attack on a Croatia supporter during their Group D defeat.

A video published following the game showed fans in Argentine kits aiming several kicks and punches at the stricken male, including one final kick to the head while he is laid on the ground.

Saturday’s defeat to France could mark the end of Messi’s international career – before he has been able to claim a major title.

As well as losing the World Cup final four years ago, Messi has tasted defeat in the final of the Copa America on three occasions.

He previously announced his retirement from international football in 2016, only to reverse his decision ahead of qualifying for this year’s World Cup.

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