The nation that invented the World Cup has finally won it. Zinedine Zidane is the hero with two goals in a 3-0 victory over Brazil. France ease home despite having a man sent off.
How the cup was won
Ninety minutes of action - a blow-by-blow account of what happened, and when.
Arc de Triomphe
The victorious French team parades the World Cup through Paris in front of hundreds of thousands of fans as a nation honours its heroes.
Brazil arrive home
The Brazilian squad have arrived home to a muted reception, two days after their historic 3-0 defeat by France in the World Cup final in the Stade de France.
Coventry set to sign Jarni
Coventry City are set to complete the signing of Croatian World Cup defender Robert Jarni in the next 48 hours.
I feared for my life - Ronaldo
Brazilian striker, Ronaldo, has offered a startling explanation of his poor performance in Sunday's World Cup final - that he suffered a fit just hours before kick-off and that he was in so much pain he feared for his life.
Hiddink takes over at Real
Former Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink is the new man in the Real Madrid hot-seat.
England share Fair Play award
England and France are joint winners of the tournament's Fair Play award, FIFA has announced.
Aime Jacquet honoured
French football coach, Aime Jacquet, has been awarded the highest civilian honour - the Legion D-Honneur - by French president Jacques Chirac.
World Cup fails to excite US
Despite a World Cup final upset for Brazil - the United States failed to get excited about France 98, according to recent television ratings.
It's over and I'm glad, says Platini
World Cup organiser and French footballing legend, Michel Platini, has announced he is glad the tournament is finally over.
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