You have to remember that the teams made this 2018 tournament. In no time players like Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, and Mario Mandzukic of Croatia and Kylian Mbappe of France were household names after overwhelming the storied Argentine side.
Following his team's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, French president Emmanuel Macron was so elated that he jumped onto a table and threw his arms in the air. They were eventually tackled and taken off the field.
With the FIFA World Cup done and dusted, this is the flawless time to look back and pick out the best and worst moments from the past month in Russian Federation.
The coach knows what the future will be like for this generation of World Cup winners, who will go down in history like the team of Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane two decades ago.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the work of the country's security forces, along with worldwide cooperation, for having ensured a safe World Cup tournament.
Despite losing in the final, the Croatian press was quick to laud the national football team's achievements.
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The Yugoslav wars are still a relatively recent memory for the nation of just 4 million people, not just in the minds of fans, but also players.
"For the young kids today - I have a boy who is 22 - we were world champions but they were too young to understand it".
Putin also said Russian Federation could be "proud" of its hosting of the football World Cup, judging it a success "in every respect" after Sunday's final.
Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos was both happy and sad for his club teammates.
"MERCI" Macron wrote in a one-word tweet after the match, which gave France its second World Cup victory and sparked euphoric street parties across the country.
It appeared at one stage prior to the World Cup that he could be heading for pastures new, with Barcelona making no secret of their desire to land a proven performer.