The party in Paris explodes at the final whistle, France wins and challenges Argentina for the third star, Morocco cries for the vanished dream but embraces its French friends.
The fireworks go off in Paris a few minutes after the end of France-Morocco in El-Khor, in the Qatari desert, young people challenge the sub-zero temperature of the capital and sing Marseillaise loudly.
In Paris, which unlike most French cities has kept faith with its intention to boycott the World Cup in Qatar by abolishing giant screens and fan zones, the fans were all in the pubs and bistros, they had their flags ready for the party.
And after the final whistle, they went out with the bleu-blanc-rouge tricolors but also with the banners of Morocco to celebrate together, with the sky lit up by fireworks.
The French had more breath in their throats and - converging towards the Champs-Elysées - they sang the Marseillaise and choirs especially for Kylian Mbappé.
Many flares, firecrackers and tric-trac anticipate New Year's Eve.
Despite the cold, thousands of people who hadn't found a seat in the clubs followed the match from the street, hands in their pockets, often fans of the two national teams side by side.
The deployment of policemen and gendarmes is impressive, which the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, has estimated at 10,000 agents for all of France, 5,000 in Paris and Ile-de-France.
Despite the frost, the atmosphere on the Champs-Elysées is very hot tonight, and also rather rare, with fans of both teams who faced each other in the semifinals to celebrate together, amidst fireworks, colored rockets and mixed percussion concerts honking.
Also celebrating the second consecutive Les Bleus final are the Moroccans, mostly "bi-national", but Algerians are not lacking.