French coach Laurent Tillie will have his full complement of players on hand for the French home crowd in Aix-en-Provence this week.
Nine blocks and 24 French errors as well as a key substitutionary effort by Dawid Konarski lifted Poland to a sweep of France and a perfect 4-0 VNL mark. Chuan Jiang turned in a match-high 24 points for China, but it was not enough to lift the team to an upset of No. 10 Germany.
2017 World League Champions France take on a stacked field including Japan, Iran, and Australia.
Clevenot scored 12 points in the World League gold medal match last year.
Earvin Ngapeth (center), the MVP of last year’s World League, will lead France into a home edition of the new FIVB Volleyball Nation’s League tournament.
Conte talks about the differences between playing in China and in Poland
Osmany Juantorena and Aleksander Atanasijevic race for Gazzetta trophy in last round of SuperLega
Four teams, from four different countries, ready to battle for volleyball gold
Team USA’s members Micah Christenson, Taylor Sander, and Matt Anderson will all play during the semis in Poland
Zenit Kazan opened up Club Worlds with a three-set win while their day two opponent, Shanghai VB fell at the hands of PGE Skra Belchatow in straight sets.