France head coach Didier Deschamps said his side's players would not be the same after defeating Croatia 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup final.
France secured their second title, winning the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Monday (AEST).
"These 23 players are connected forever now," Deschamps said.
"They won't be the same after this evening. They are the world champions now. They will win other titles, championships. But nothing can be better for a professional footballer than being the world champion."
The coach added that all the participating teams were prepared well for this summer's tournament.
"I don't have all the statistics yet, but there was no difference between the small teams and those who were stronger on paper," Deschamps said.
Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and came to a close on Monday with 64 games played in 11 cities across the country.