“France played anti-football. It’s their right to play this way because they know it’s not easy for us to deal with something like that, but it was not pleasant to watch," Courtois said

"They did not play better than us. They defended well, and that’s it. The (outcome of the match) was defined by details."

France defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal in the 51st minute, allowing his team reach the World Cup final, where they will face either Croatia or England. Belgium will play on Sunday’s third place play-off (AEST).

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.