World Cup: 3,000 France and Belgium fans gather at Chijmes to cheer on their sides

Fans of Belgium and France at El Mero Mero at Chijmes watching the match.
Fans of Belgium and France at El Mero Mero at Chijmes watching the match.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Fans of Belgium and France at El Mero Mero at Chijmes watching the match.
Fans of Belgium and France at El Mero Mero at Chijmes watching the match.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Fans of Belgium and France at El Mero Mero at Chijmes watching the match.
Fans of Belgium and France at El Mero Mero at Chijmes watching the match.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Fans of Belgium and France at El Mero Mero at Chijmes watching the match.
Fans of Belgium and France at El Mero Mero at Chijmes watching the match.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - For at least 90 minutes on Wednesday (July 11) morning, a part of Singapore was transformed into a mini European city as almost 3,000 people watched France beat Belgium 1-0 in the semi-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, during a screening at El Mero Mero in Chijmes.

Sounds of blaring air-horns, cries of "Allez les bleus" (Go the blues) and "Komaan Belgium" (Come on Belgium) echoed through the air for almost the entirety of the match.

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