Le Blues should have been ahead five minutes before the break when Mbappe slipped Pavard through on goal but Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois produced a stunning save to deny the full-back from close range.
Along with the French and Gabonese presidents and the king and queen of Belgium, there was rock "n" roll royalty watching the game.
Fellaini flashed a header just wide and Axel Witsel forced a good save out of Lloris as Belgium pushed forward for an equalizer and France hung on in six minutes of stoppage-time to reach their third World Cup final.
Instead of a trip to Moscow, Belgium will return to St. Petersburg for the third-place match.
France overcame two South American teams in the form of Argentina and Uruguay in the knockout stages to reach the semi-finals while Belgium came from behind to beat Japan before getting a famous win over Brazil to get to this stage.
The match opened up towards the hour-mark as France were finding big spaces left behind by Belgium who were eager to find the equaliser.
"I hope that I'll stay undefeated through 31 games and that we'll lift this cup", said the defender, who has been linked with Bayern Munich in recent days. But De Bruyne volleyed over.
Prince Harry and Meghan visit Republic of Ireland
Meghan , meanwhile, went for a darker look in a retro-style, bespoke Dior dress featuring her go-to bateau neckline. It will be Prince Harry and Meghan's first trip outside the United Kingdom since their wedding in May .
There is no question we are about to witness a very open game. We don't have the resources, the infrastructure, the money that other countries have.
"Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago", he added.
However, Umtiti popped up with the game's telling moment early in the second half, nodding the ball home to score his third worldwide goal. "When you play such a game against Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals, I can tell you that it was the best game in terms of feelings and emotions".
"This is the only one [picture] going", he said.
Heroes These are two teams who are right at the peak of their powers, making it an utter joy to watch them go at one another this morning. "I think his heart will be split tomorrow because before anything he remains French". It allows the country to be more ambitious and believe in its own talent. "We have never seen this [quick development] in modern football".
Martinez didn't talk about the end of an era, but he was already looking to the future after the match. "From tournament to tournament, that's the drive and the ambition".
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the closure of the crossing will be followed by additional measures. Israel will also severely limit the ability of Palestinians to fish off the coast of the Gaza Strip.
The police officer turned and walked back to his police auto without responding, as the irate man followed her out onto the grass. Ricardo Rossello reacted to the video on Twitter . "I am troubled by the response of the initial officer on the scene".
Sadly, when a person commits suicide, the risk of their family and friends attempting suicide increases by 65 percent . Love Island star Sophie Gradon's boyfriend has been found dead just three weeks after she passed away .
A ship carrying USA soybeans took off for China last week just before the Asian country's retaliatory tariffs went into effect. On Monday, China placed fees on a wide range of USA products, including scrap aluminum, sparkling wine and apples.
High-level talks between the two countries starting in May failed to deliver a breakthrough to head off a trade war. President Donald Trump last month threatened additional tariffs against China if it retaliated.
Patrice Evra has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to snub a return to Manchester United and instead move to Juventus this summer. He has since averaged over a goal a game in scoring 451 times for Real and is the club's record marksman.
The 46-year-old said that when she was in her twenties, she felt as though everything could be fixed through having sex. I was really into it at one point. "So it's sad to say that I did it for a man", Adrienne continued.
Starbucks said the new strawless lids will first be implemented in Seattle and Vancouver in the third quarter of this year. But, let's say-for the sake of argument-that as many as 500 million plastic straws are used in the USA every day.
There's not much to choose between the two sides: both have superb goalkeepers, strong defences and attacking talent in abundance. The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off.
BMC Racing team in the third stage of the Tour de France . "There was way too much wind for me", said the slightly-built Porte. Their victory also helped Belgian team-mate Greg van Avermaet into the tour leaders yellow jersey.
ANP leader among 12 martyred in Peshawar blast
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Marcus Smart Open To Deal Worth Less Than $15M Per Season
The Athletic's Michael Scotto snapped a photo of Smart and his agent Happy Walters talking to the Brooklyn Nets' GM Sean Marks. The 22-year-old power forward averaged 15.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Golden Kings during the 2017-18 season.
Kylie Jenner reveals she Got Rid of all her Lip Fillers
Her naturally dark short locks were styled into a half up and half down look and she accessorised with a pair of sunglasses. Kylie Jenner is a new woman! In a recent YouTube Q&A, Kylie joked that her daughter got her lips from father Travis Scott.
Rescued Thai football team unable to attend World Cup final
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DC's 'Shazam!' Casts Djimon Hounsou As The Wizard
Cooper Andrews ( The Walking Dead ) and Marta Milans ( Killer Women ) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez. Funnily enough, Captain Marvel was the original comic book name of Shazam before DC Comics changed the title.
Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo has left China
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Ronaldo signs for Juventus from Real Madrid
He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup. After nine years with the Spanish club, he will leave for the Italian side in a staggeringly massive deal.