Corrientes, Argentina, August, 21, 2015 – France recovered from a bad start and defeated Germany in a thrilling 5-set-definition (22-25, 25-23, 15-25, 25-22, 15-13) with a 21-point-performance by Joachim Panou and a great team spirit. Germany had everything to win but their own inefficiency sentenced them to a harsh defeat in the 9th-16th classification.
In a packed Regatas’ Hall, France celebrated in 5 sets after beating Germany in the European Clash. Matus Kalny’s boys took the lead in the first and third set with an inspired Moritz Rauber – top scorer in the match with 24 points – and a very neat block/defense system.
Léo Chevalier replaced an injured Toky Rojoharivelo and was one of the keys in the French comeback after the third set. Olivier Audabram counted on Joachim Panou’s offensive power – 16 spikes, 3 blocks and 2 aces – to terminate the German aspirations and taking another step in their look for the best ranking between 9th an 16th position.