Overview

Team profile

France

France captured the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League title with an impressive sweep of their Group 2 matches and an even more striking performance in the Group 1 Final Six in Rio de Janeiro. That performance came after finishing runners-up in Group 2 in 2014, when they lost to hosts Australia in the final. At the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship they topped a second round pool ahead of hosts Poland and progressed all the way to the third-place match, before losing in straight sets to Germany.

France finished second to Brazil in the 2006 World League but they have had their share of disappointment in subsequent seasons. In 2009, they narrowly missed making the Final Six, falling at the last hurdle to Argentina. They suffered another setback in 2010 when they again missed the finals and finished 12th. The Frenchmen have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after finishing third at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan. France made their Olympic debut in 1988 in Seoul, Korea, finishing eighth overall. They returned at Barcelona 1992. They missed the next two cycles and came back in Athens 2004.

Coach

Laurent Tillie

Laurent Tillie

Laurent Tillie took over France's men's team in 2012. His first international coaching job was with the Czech Republic's men's team from 2005 to 2006. In the intervening period he was the coach of French club team AS Cannes, from August 2001 to June 2012. Tillie played 406 matches for France, captaining the side from 1991 to 1992. Tillie, from Algiers, won two European Championships medals with the team, taking home bronze in 1985 and silver in 1987. He also played at the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games. As a club player he won seven French league titles, two French Cups and a CEV Cup. His son Kevin has also represented France, as did his father Guy.

Staff

  • Team Manager Pascal Foussard
  • Assistant coach Arnaud Josserand
  • Second Assistant Coach Luc Marquet
  • Doctor Eric Verdonck
  • Physiotherapist Jean-Paul Andrea

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Serbia
2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 5 4 1.250 195 194 1.005
2
France
2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 5 5 1.000 213 208 1.024
3
Poland
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 5 0.800 192 198 0.969

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