FIVB postponed making decision on Markin’s drug abuse, which was not calmly accepted in the French NT. ’Team Yavbou’ would go to Rio Olympics instead of Russia in case FIVB eliminates ’Zbornaya’. So far, Russian NT is safe. The head coach of France, Laurent Tillie, sharply answered to the question was he surprised by the decision of FIVB.
„Yes, it is beyond surprise that there will be no sanctions. My players are disgusted. We lost the final (of European Qualifier) against Russia and it is partly because we did not have the physical resources. So, when we heard that Aleksandr Markin, who played a very important role in this game, was tested positive, it became even more unbearable,“ Tillie stated to „Le Figaro“.
France will have the chance to secure spot at the Olympic Games throughout World Qualifier in Tokyo, Japan (May 28-June 5) and will try to achieve it with these players.
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