As the rain poured down, the victorious French players collected their medals, hugged the country's president, Emmanuel Macron, and finally got a hold of the World Cup trophy.
Sunday's ceremony, following a 4-2 win over Croatia, capped a years-long project that began in the halls of Clairefontaine. France succeeded with the youngest starting XI in a World Cup final since 1978, including one special 19-year-old.
Here are the best images of a well-deserved victory:
What teenage dreams are made of
Dancing in the rain
All in the family
Sliding into the weekend ...
Bleu, blanc, et rouge
Silencing the critics
Admiring the beauty
On top of the world