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Paris celebrates as France advances to World Cup final

Delirious supporters draped in the Tricolor flag spilled on to Parisian boulevards as the blare of car horns reverberated through the French capital.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris celebrates as France advances to final

France has advanced to the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Belgium. (Source: AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris celebrates as France advances to final

French soccer fans celebrate their team victory over Belgium near the Arc de Triomphe after the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Paris, France, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (Source: AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris celebrates as France advances to final

In an enthralling, albeit highly tactical rather than incident-packed match, it was once again a set-piece that proved decisive with Samuel Umtiti's near-post header from a France corner. (Source: AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris celebrates as France advances to final

Delirious supporters draped in the Tricolor flag spilled on to Parisian boulevards as the blare of car horns reverberated through the French capital. (Source: AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris celebrates as France advances to final

In a fan zone outside City Hall on the banks of the River Seine, jubilant supporters embraced and lit smoke flares. (Source: AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris celebrates as France advances to final

Hundreds of thousands of fans had poured on to the Champs Elysees and around the Arc de Triomphe as bars, cafes and restaurants enjoyed a bumper evening of revelry after the World Cup equivalent of a local derby between the neighbouring rivals. (Source: AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paris celebrates as France advances to final

Some French fans were already looking forward to a possible final clash against long-time rivals England, who play Croatia in the second semi-final on Wednesday. (Source: AP)