Twenty years later, the blues make us live a dream by winning the World Cup for the second time. France has been in a state of madness since the victory, the streets are crowded with people, and flags flutter wildly. In Russia, at the final whistle, players celebrate their victory in unison by carrying the trophy at arm’s length. The Blues exult and carry in triumph their coach Didier Deschamps, himself crowned world champion under Aimé Jacquet in 1998.

The party can begin.