Overview

Team profile

France

France claim the reputation as one of the best European nations with a good men’s volleyball programme. In the youth tournaments, France finished seventh in the FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship and third in the European Championship in 2001. They claimed the silver medal after losing to Poland in the final of the European Championship in 2005, while they finished in sixth place at the U19 World Championship in 2005. In 2007, they won every single game in the qualification tournament and earned the ticket to the European Championship in Austria, which they eventually won the title after defeating Poland, and then took the bronze medal in the U19 World Championship. In 2009, they took their second European Championship title but landed in 12th place in the World Championship. France settled for silver against Serbia in the European Championship and finished just one place off the podium in 2011. After missing the podium in the European and World Championships from 2012 to 2014, France landed in ninth place at the European Championship in 2015 but nonetheless earned the ticket to the World Championship because of its FIVB world ranking.

Coach

Audabram Olivier

Audabram Olivier

Olivier Audabram started coaching in 2001 at Rhone-Alpes Volleyball League in Lyon and held the position until 2006. He was then appointed by the national federation in 2006 as one of the coaches in their national team programme. Audabram also holds a concurrent position at the regional directorate of youth and sports in Paris since 2007. He was given the task by national federation as assistant coach of the French team at the 2012 CEV Junior Volleyball European Championship, then in June 2014, he was appointed to be the coach of the U19 boys’ national team that competed at the 2015 CEV U18/U19 Volleyball European Championship. One of his simple aims for the team is to go as far as possible, which could also lead to finishing in first place since his team are up for the challenge and have trained hard the entire year.

Staff

  • Team Manager Marcillac Yannick
  • Assistant coach Roy Fabien
  • Doctor Laffond Jocelyn
  • Physiotherapist Mombo Francis

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
USA
4 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 10 12 5 2.400 388 363 1.068
2
Argentina
4 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 8 9 7 1.285 373 356 1.047
3
Turkey
4 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 9 7 1.285 354 345 1.026
4
France
4 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 6 10 0.600 350 372 0.940
5
Belgium
4 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 5 12 0.416 369 398 0.927

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