France National Team needed to beat Brazil in the last round of Pool A to qualify for the quarterfinals but they failed to do it. Still, if Italy (previously secured top spod in the pool) had beat Canada, France would qualify regardless of the outcome of their match versus Brazil.
„Italians did not play. I know them, I play with them, but I am not surprised. It went as we expected. With the complicity of Italy, the Canadians advanced to the quarterfinals,” Ngapeth complained to “Le Parisien”.
Serious accusations by Ngapeth… How will his Italian teammates in Modena Volley welcome him back after this? And what will be a reaction of the fans in Serie A1?
To be honest, Italy really benefited from this situation since France are no longer able to compete for the medal – and despite everything, they were major favorites to take one.
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