Watch: Fans, police clash in Paris after France enters World Cup final
France fans carrying barriers clash with police on the Champs-Elysees after their World Cup semi-final match. Photograph: (Reuters)
Celebrations turned violent in Paris after football fans clashed with the police on the streets, minutes after France defeating Belgium in a thrilling semi-final clash in Russia.
The clash lasted over an hour, with several people reported to be injured.
France edge past with a 1-0 win to book a ticket to the first final since 2006.
The excited-turned furious fans were filmed throwing bottles and other projectiles at the police on the city's famed Champs Elysees avenue.
The paramilitary police forces on the streets of Paris were forced to fire tear gas in order to disperse the hostile crowds as they continued to shower objects towards their direction.
As per reports, over 30 people in Nice got injured after a massive stampede broke out two minutes before the end of the semi-final match. The revellers let off the firecrackers before the game finished, which were mistaken for a gunfire by the fans who panicked and started fleeing.
However, the French team will now face first-timer Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, July 15.