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France 1998 Reunited!

(Front row, from left) Laurent Blanc, Bixente Lizarazu, Zidane, Christian Karembeu, Bernard Diomede, Ludovic Giuly. Back row (from right) Lilian Thuram, Bernard Lama, Frank Leboeuf, Didier Deschamps, Christophe Dugarry, Sabri Lamouchi, Fabien Barthez.

Ah, bittersweet memories!

On Monday, the World Cup winning team of France 1998 (well, half) was reunited in Paris and Zidane shared the snap on his Instagram account.

France 1998.

That night, the final was perfect and France showed Brazil up. Their performance is still regarded as one of the best in a final of a WC tournament.

Let’s relive some memories, eh?

The France team prior to the 1998 World Cup final with Brazil, which they won 3-0. (From top left: Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly, Frank Leboeuf, Lilian Thuram, Stephane Guivarc'h, Emmanuel Petit; bottom left, Christian Karembeu, Youri Djorkaeff, Didier Deschamps, Fabien Barthez, Bixente Lizarazu)

Prior to the final v Brazil

Mick Jagger was in attendance to witness French history

Coach Aime Jacquet is hoisted by Laurent Blanc and other members of the France team as he shows off the trophy following France's triumph

Coach Aime Jacquet with the prestigious award

Thousands of delighted French fans celebrate their World Cup triumph in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees 



My heart simply beats football.

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