Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said his side and France both had a 50/50 chance to win the the World Cup semi-final encounter, but one corner kick proved to be decisive.
Belgium suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of France in St. Petersburg on Wednesday (AEST).
France move through to the World Cup final, where they will face the winner of the upcoming semi-final match between England and Croatia on Monday, while Belgium will face the loser of that match in the third place play-off on Sunday (AEST).
"Today the chances were 50/50. The match was very difficult for us, we took on a very well-organized team. Both us and France had only several scoring moments. One corner kick became decisive," De Bruyne said.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.