Argentina have won the World Cup after a thrilling match which saw them take the lead and then lose it again twice before winning a penalty shootout, in what is already being described as one of the greatest finals in history.
It was a special moment for Lionel Messi, who finally won the biggest prize in football, and heartbreak for his club teammate Kylian Mbappe whose hat-trick was not enough to see France triumph.
Messi was crowned player of the tournament for his role in bringing World Cup glory to his country - the first time Argentina had won the trophy since Diego Maradona scored his infamous "hand of God" on the way to winning the 1986 competition.
Later, a thrilling counter-attack down the right flank through Brighton's Alexis Mac Allister to feed Angel Di Maria, who scored Argentina's second.
France pulled back a goal after a foul on Kolo Muani led to another penalty, which was slotted home by Kylian Mbappe.
Just 90 seconds later, it was Mbappe again, putting France level with a stunning volley.
The score was 2-2 after full-time forcing an extra 30 minutes of play to decide the result.
In extra-time, Messi scored again, knocking in on the rebound, despite Kounde's efforts to clear off the line.
Mbappe then drew France level again with a penalty with just minutes to go in extra time, sending the game to a penalty shootout.
On to penalties and it was Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez's moment of glory, saving one shot and seeing another go wide.
In the end, Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties.
With his two goals and successful penalty in the shootout, Messi's win was crowned by taking the play of the tournament award, the Golden Ball.
Afterwards, Messi told reporters: "I knew God would bring this gift to me, I had the feeling that this World Cup was the one.
"It took so long, but here it is. We suffered a lot, but we managed to do it. Can't wait to be in Argentina to witness the insanity of this."
It wrapped up what had been one of the most controversial World Cups in history - with pretournament rows raging over the treatment of migrant workers, LGBT+ rights and the shift of the tournament to winter to avoid the baking summer heat.
The end of the World Cup in Qatar starts the countdown to the next World Cup finals, which will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada - the first time the tournament will have been co-hosted since Japan and South Korea in 2002.