French League

Poland & China to Host 2018 Club World Championships

Poland (2017 champions Zenit Kazan above) will host the men’s championship for the 2nd-straight year, while China will host the first of at least 2 consecutive years.

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Teammate Shines Light In Kevin Le Roux VS Dynamo Kazan Controversy

What were the reasons for Le Roux’s controversial departure from the Russian team?

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Zago Retires From Toulouse, Set to Join Coaching Staff

Diogenes Zagonel, affectionately known as Zago, has ended his 10-year run with Spacer’s Toulouse. The 36-year old Brazilian outside hitter laced up his sneakers for the final time as Toulouse took on Nice last weekend.

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They’re In – Paris Volley Wins Final Appeal to Take Part in Playoffs

The roller coaster ride of the will they or won’t they has ended for Paris Volley in the French Ligue A as the team won its final appeal to the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, earning back its spot in the playoffs.

French Ligue A Playoffs Postponed as Paris Volley Appeal Looms

As the saga of suspension for Paris Volley continues for a third straight week and enters its second round of appeals, the French Ligue A has announced it is postponing the playoffs at least a week.

Paris Volley Appeal Denied, Team Remains Out of Ligue A Playoffs

On March 22, the National Directorate of Support and Management Control (DNACG) announced it had rejected Paris Volley’s appeal regarding suspension from the Ligue A playoffs.

Chaumont Will Be Without Leading Scorer Stephen Boyer In Playoffs 12

Chaumont Volley 52 Haute-Marne will be without their star hitter, Stephen Boyer come their first match of the Playoffs 12 in the Champions League due to an injury. 

Tourcoing Wins 1st-Ever French Cup While Cannes Secured 20th

Tourcoing wins first-ever French Cup while Cannes secured their 20th overall.

French Commission Bans Paris Volley from Playoffs Due to Finances

Financial difficulties will keep Paris Volley out of the French league playoffs by order of the French Commission unless the team wins an appeal.

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Spacer’s Toulouse Without 2 Players In Final Champions League Match

It was a tough final match for Spacer’s Toulouse VB in the men’s Champions League, as they were short-handed two players due to them not being able to obtain Russian visas to play.

A Super-Team Brewing In Paris?

Reports have it that a French club will be looking to sign the sport’s biggest stars next season

(FRA) Tours VB Announces Patrick Duflos As Its New Head Coach

Tours VB and its current coach, Cédric Enard, have failed to reach an agreement for a contract extension due to the coach’s extended duties with the French Male National Team

French Clubs Lobby For LNV To Undergo Massive Renovations

French club presidents decided to take important steps in order to make the French league meet standards similar to those of Italy’s Liga A1 and Poland’s PlusLiga.

Andrés Villena Leaves Toulouse To Return To Spain, Signs With Teruel

Villena is making the move from France back to Spain

(FRA) Poitiers Signs Slovenian National Teamer Ziga Stern

Stern’s experiment with Tours VB did not work out and he was quick to sign with its next door neighbor Poitiers

Volero Zurich Likely To Move To Women’s Team To Top French League

Volero Zurich is one of the most regarded clubs in the world and especially in the Swiss volleyball league. This has prompted management to think about relocating to another country to give the club more international stay.

Cuban Defector Heidy Casanova Signs With Le Cannet

Heidy Casanova caught the attention of the volleyball world by refusing to return to Cuba with the national team staff after the end of the 2017 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championships in Slovenia

2017 ACC Player of the Year Olga Strantzali Signs With Beziers Angels

Miami (FL) star and 2017 ACC Player of the Year Olga Strantzali has signed her first pro contract with French Beziers Angels.