Back from Japan, where he spent his first season at the helm of the Panasonic Panthers, in which he reached the final of the Japanese Championship (lost to the Suntory Sunbirds), Laurent Tille turned to his last big goal while commanding the France Men’s National Team – the Tokyo Olympic Games (July 23 – August 8).
But first, he will lead the team in a competition which will serve the ‘Les Bleus’ to better prepare for the event in the capital of Japan – the VNL, taking place in a bubble in Rimini, Italy, from May 28 to June 27.
The 24-men list of the France NT:
Setters: Léo Meyer (Nantes), Thomas Gill (Montpellier), Benjamin Toniutti (ZAKSA, POL), Antoine Brizard (Zenith St. Petersburg, RUS).
Middle blockers: Kévin Le Roux (Berlin, GER), Moussé Gueye (Narbonne), Gildas Prévert (Paris), Barthélémy Chinenyeze (Vibo, ITA), Nicolas Le Goff (Montpellier), Daryl Bultor (Tourcoing).
Opposite hitters: Stephen Boyer (no club), Théo Faure (Toulouse), Jean Patry (Milano, ITA) Jhon Wendt (Blazers, JPN).
Outside hitters: Julien Lyneel (Vibo, ITA), Timothée Carle (Berlin, GER), Pierre Derouillon (Toulouse), Earvin Ngapeth (Modena ITA), Kévin Tillie (Tours), Yacine Louati (Jastrzębski, POL), Trévor Clevenot (Piacenza, ITA), Thibault Rossard (Vibo, ITA).
Liberos: Benjamin Diez (Paris), Jénia Grebennikov (Modena, ITA).
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