France topped Spain in the Nations League Final on Sunday night, showing that the World Champions are still alive and willing to defend their supremacy in the beautiful game.
After shockingly crashing out of Euro 2020 on penalties, Didier Deschamps and his boys were called to redeem themselves.
The new UEFA competition Final Four offered a prompt chance for that.
France took full advantage of it, eliminating Belgium in the Semi-Finals after going two goals down to 3-2 at full time.
They then prevailed over Spain beating them 2-1, goals scored by Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé.
Spain, who had taken the lead, saw their chance to win a trophy for the first time since Euro 2012.
Both coaches made two changes from their winning Semi-Final efforts, with Luis Enrique deploying Eric Garcia for Pau Torres and Rodri for Koke in his tested 4-3-3 setup with no true strikers.
Didier Deschamps, on the other hand, lined up Presnel Kimpembe for Lucas Hernandez and Aurélien Tchouaméni for Adrien Rabiot.
Three years after their World Cup triumph in Moscow, the French could lift a trophy again and, they fully deserved that.
By Brian Ayatta