In April, we told you how Zinedine Zidane had invested in French fourth division side Rodez, a club from his wife's hometown that had fallen on hard times.
It is not just monetary support that Zidane is offering though – last weekend he went to the trouble of reuniting some members of his 1998 World Cup-winning France team to play a friendly against the club.
Rodez usually get around 800 people for games but 10 times that amount turned out for the match that included 10 members of that Les Bleus squad: Zidane, Fabien Barthez, Robert Pires, Bixente Lizarazu, Laurent Blanc, Christian Karembeu, Christophe Dugarry, Vincent Candela, Alain Boghossian and Bernard Diomede plus manager Aime Jacquet.
They were treated to a thriller too – a 5-5 draw – although the fact that Barthez scored one of France's goals from a penalty while playing as striker tells you it wasn't exactly the most serious match of all time.
However, it did raise cash for both the Rodez club and a local children's charity.
But what are the French stars who played in the game up to these days besides making charitable appearances? Let us tell you.
The star of the class of '98 has been working as Real Madrid director of football for the past two years, although it has been unclear exactly what his responsibilities are. He has also been taking his coaching badge while working with the club's youth academy and has been earmarked for an even bigger role at the club in the post-Jose Mourinho era - with president Florentino Perez labelling him a future head coach at the Bernabeu.
The former Manchester United keeper retired in 2007 and began a career in motorsports a year later. He has raced in a number of different series and this year he is competing in the FIA GT Series.
Pires played in the Premier League as recently as two years ago for Aston Villa before going on to have a spell in India. Just last month he said he hoped he could finish his career in an "exotic country" – possibly in South America. He also does a lot for charity and some ambassadorial work for Arsenal.
The Basque left-back retired just four days after Zidane in 2006 and then took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - he even went on to become European champion in the Blue Belt Senior 1 Light Division in 2009. He also dabbles with some singing and guitar playing but is most commonly seen and heard as a popular pundit on French radio and television.
Laurent Blanc (AFP)
One of the few members of the team that went into management. Blanc led Bordeaux to the French league title before taking over the national team from 2010 to 2012. There has been speculation that he could take over Roma this summer.
The midfielder, who swapped Real Madrid for Middlesbrough in 2000, retired in 2006 and is currently working as a scout for Arsenal after operating in a similar capacity for Portsmouth at one point. He is also part of a consortium hoping to get a Pacific Island team in Australian's A-League, works for the "Champions for Peace" group in Monaco and even hosted a travel show on French television. He had a high profile marriage to Slovak model Adriana Sklenaříková but they divorced last December.
Five years after winning the World Cup, Dugarry found himself playing up front for Birmingham City before finishing his career in Qatar. He has worked as a pundit since hanging up his boots and has never stated a desire to coach, preferring instead to spend more time on the golf course.
The left-back often had to play second fiddle to Lizarazu but did get some playing time in both the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 triumphs. He also had a brief spell at Bolton - and a voiceover role in the Italian dubbed version of Shaolin Soccer. In retirement he became a football agent but there is some talk that he could join Blanc as an assistant at Roma, where he played for eight seasons.
Boghossian came on as a substitute in the 1998 final. He retired in 2003 but became assistant manager to French national team boss Raymond Domenech in 2008 and then a technical director when Blanc arrived. He left in 2012 when Didier Deschamps became coach. He is also a talented golfer.
The winger who had a brief spell at Liverpool only won eight caps for France but started three times in the 1998 World Cup. Since retiring in 2006 he has set up an award-winning football academy in Paris and also works as a pundit.
Immediately after guiding France to glory in 1998 Jacquet decided to quit as France manager and instead become the French Football Federation's technical director. He stayed there until he retired from football for good in 2006.
And what has happened to the other France '98 squad members not at the match in Rodez?
Patrick Vieira - Manager of Manchester City's elite development squad.
Youri Djorkaeff - Pundit and charity work.
Stéphane Guivarc'h - Coach and chairman of U.S. Trégunc in the Ligue de Bretagne.
Lilian Thuram – Political activist.
Emmanuel Petit - Charity work and consultant for FC Rouen.
Didier Deschamps – Manager of France.
Marcel Desailly – Football development in Ghana, punditry, charity work.
Thierry Henry – New York Red Bulls striker.
Frank Leboeuf – Actor and pundit.
David Trezeguet – Recently retired, played for River Plate in Argentina earlier this year.
Bernard Lama – Former coach of Kenya and involved with a Senegalese football academy.
Lionel Charbonnier – Technical director with the Indonesian FA.