It was the quarter-final match against Brazil in 1986 for which he will most be remembered,[by whom?] for two incidents. Firstly, as the end of extra-time approached, he had a clear opportunity to score the winning goal, as he rounded Brazil goalkeeper Carlos on the edge of the penalty area. As he went past, Carlos blocked him, knocking him off balance and unable to reach the ball in time to score. The referee did not give a foul. In the penalty shoot-out, Bellone took France's third kick. The hit the post and rebounded onto Carlos and then back into the goal. Despite Brazilian protests, the goal was allowed to stand. France manager Henri Michel, confronted after the game with the possibility that Bellone's penalty should not have stood, pointed to the Carlos incident in open play and said "There was a certain justice in that". The laws of football were later clarified in favour of the referee's decision.