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.

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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.