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.

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AssociationFédération Française de Volley-Ball (FFVB)
Head coachLaurent Tillie
FIVB ranking9 (as of October 2019)
Summer Olympics
Appearances4 (First in 1988)
Best result8th (1988)
World Championship
Appearances16 (First in 1949)
Best result (2002)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 1965)
Best result5th (2003)
European Championship
Appearances28 (First in 1948)
Best result (2015) (in French)

France team in World Championship 2014
Medal record
World Championship
2002 Argentina
World League
2015 Rio de Janeiro
2017 Curitiba
2006 Moscow
2018 Lille
2016 Kraków
Nations League
2018 Lille
European Championship
2015 Bulgaria/Italy
1948 Italy
1987 Belgium
2003 Germany
2009 Turkey
1951 France
1985 Netherlands


Olympic Games

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
1964 Did not qualify
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
Total0 Titles4/14249153746

World Championship

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
2002 Semifinals 3rd Place Squad
2006 6th place Squad
2010 11th place Squad
2014 Semifinals 4th place Squad
2018 7th place Squad
Total0 Titles16/19

European Championship

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

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