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Incredible photos of France’s celebrations

France fans react on the Champs-Elysees after defeating Belgium in their World Cup semi-final match. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

France celebrates third World Cup final in the nation's history

France punched a ticket to its third ever World Cup final after a second-half goal from Samuel Umtiti lifted Les Bleus past a talented Belgium side many had picked as favorites to win the tournament. Following a first half, in which Belgium dominated possession but France had the better in chances, Umtiti headed the French into the lead just five minutes after the break.

Alex Baker