Kraków, Poland, July 12, 2016 - France have arrived in Poland as defending champions - Antonin Rouzier claimed a team-high 98 points in the Preliminary Round.
France are ranked fourth after the Perliminary Round with six wins and three defeats. They topped the standings in the first tournament where they beat Italy and Argentina but lost to Belgium 3-2. In the next two tournaments, France suffered setbacks against Argentina 3-2 and Brazil 3-1 respectively.
FIVB Volleyball World League Group 1 Ranking after the Preliminary RoundFIVB Volleyball World League Group 1 Finals Schedule
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.
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.