France defeats Belgium, 1-0, to advance to World Cup final

Still, Fellaini managed to get his head on a cross in the 65th minute, but knocked it wide of the right post. Then in the 81st minute Axel Witsel got off a right-footed rocket through traffic that French keeper Hugo Lloris punched out with both fists. Belgium’s Kevin de Bruyne, charging in from the right side, had the rebound go over his head — otherwise he would have had a shot at an open net.