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France men's national volleyball team

The France national men's volleyball team represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches. It is the reigning European Champion since 2015 and is ranked 10th (as of August 2016) in the FIVB world ranking. France have been competing in the World League ever since the inaugural edition in 1990 and continuously since 1999. In 2006 they finished second to Brazil but 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. France competed in the Olympic Games for the fourth time in Rio 2016, finishing ninth. Their best ever Olympic performance was an eighth place in Seoul 1988. France in 2015 year winner gold medalist European Championship and World League.

France
Flag of France.svg
Nickname(s)Roosters
Team Yavbou
AssociationFédération Française de Volley-Ball (FFVB)
ConfederationCEV
Head coachFrance Laurent Tillie
FIVB ranking9 (as of October 2018)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1988)
Best result8th (1988)
World Championship
Appearances16 (First in 1949)
Best resultBronze medal with cup.svg (2002)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 1965)
Best result5th (2003)
European Championship
Appearances28 (First in 1948)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg (2015)
www.ffvb.org (in French)
20140826 - press conference - FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship - France men's national volleyball team 01.jpg
France team in World Championship 2014
Medal record
World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Argentina
World League
Gold medal – first place 2015 Rio de Janeiro
Gold medal – first place 2017 Curitiba
Silver medal – second place 2006 Moscow
Silver medal – second place 2018 Lille
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Kraków
Nations League
Silver medal – second place 2018 Lille
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2015 Bulgaria/Italy
Silver medal – second place 1948 Italy
Silver medal – second place 1987 Belgium
Silver medal – second place 2003 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2009 Turkey
Bronze medal – third place 1951 France
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Netherlands

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1964 Did not qualify
  1968
  1972
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988 8th place 8 3 5 12 13 Squad
  1992 11th place 6 2 4 9 14 Squad
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000 Did not qualify
  2004 9th place 5 2 3 8 10 Squad
  2008 Did not qualify
  2012 Did not qualify
  2016 9th place 5 2 3 8 9 Squad
  2020 European qualification
  2024 Automatically qualified as hosts
  2028 Future event
Total 0 Titles 4/14 24 9 15 37 46

World ChampionshipEdit

France in the FIVB World Championship
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1949 6th place Squad
  1952 6th place Squad
  1956 7th place Squad
  1960 9th place Squad
  1962 Did not enter
  1966 18th place Squad
  1970 17th place Squad
  1974 16th place Squad
  1978 15th place Squad
  1982 16th place Squad
  1986 6th place Squad
  1990 8th place Squad
  1994 Did not qualify
  1998
  2002 Semifinals 3rd Place Squad
  2006 6th place Squad
  2010 11th place Squad
  2014 Semifinals 4th place Squad
    2018 7th place Squad
Total 0 Titles 16/19

European ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place