French and Moroccan fans gathered across France following the World Cup semi-final ©Getty Images

A boy has been killed in Montpellier in clashes following France's FIFA World Cup semi-final victory against Morocco.

Local officials said that the 14-year-old was "violently hit" by a car which quickly fled the scene, and he died shortly after being taken to hospital.

Hérault Member of Parliament Nathalie Oziol offered her condolences on Twitter, and said it was with "immense sadness [that] a sporting event ends in absolute tragedy".

More than 250 people were arrested across France in clashes following the match including 167 in Paris and its inner suburbs, according to France Info.

This reportedly included around 40 members of the far right, some of whom were in possession of weapons.

France is the former colonial ruler of Morocco, and a Moroccan diaspora of more than a million people lives in the country.

Up to 25,000 people reportedly gathered on Paris' Champs-Élysées ©Getty Images
Up to 25,000 people reportedly gathered on Paris' Champs-Élysées ©Getty Images

Up to 25,000 people are said to have gathered on the Champs-Élysées in Paris and fans also congregated in major cities including Lyon and Marseille.

The French authorities had mobilised 10,000 police officers across the country, including 5,000 in Paris.

This followed celebrations on Saturday (December 10) after quarter-final victories at the World Cup for Morocco and France which led to around 20,000 fans gathering on the Champs-Élysées, with police resorting to firing tear gas following clashes.

France won the semi-final 2-0 with goals from Théo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani, ending a historic run from Morocco in which they became the first African and Arab team to reach the last four of the World Cup.

Holders France are set to play Argentina in the final on Sunday (December 18), with Morocco facing Croatia in Saturday's (December 17) third-place playoff.