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Sunday, 9 June, 2002, 16:49 GMT 17:49 UK
In pictures: Moscow football riot
Disappointment turned to violence in the Russian capital as football fans went on the rampage following the national team's 1-0 defeat by hosts Japan in the World Cup.

Russian fans watching the game in central Moscow
Pictures from Yokohama were broadcast on giant screens in central Moscow

Japan's Junichi Inamoto scores the winning goal
But Russian hopes turned to dust as unfancied Japan took - and held onto - a surprise lead

Russian fans show disappointment after Japan's goal
The Russian supporters could not believe it

Rioter dancing on car
Anger soon became the dominant emotion, and fans took out their frustration on parked cars

Car overturned in central Moscow
Some vehicles were overturned...

Burning car in central Moscow
...while others were torched

Rioters show their glee at the chaos
For a while, anarchy reigned in the former citadel of communism

Russian fans restrain a fellow supporter
In the absence of the police, some fans tried to restore order

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