June 23, 2024

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France leave their starters and pass the USA with no fear – Webb volleys

France leave their starters and pass the USA with no fear – Webb volleys

France bounced back with the B team Nations League (VNL) Male. This Friday (24/5), the reigning Olympic champion defeated the USA in 0 to 3 sets 25-22, 25-21 and 25-21 in Antalya, Turkey. With this, the Europeans gained six points in the classification table and finished fourth overall. The Americans are down without a goal.

In a match where both teams have already qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Andrea Gianni and Andy Reid both rested their starters and sent alternate formations onto the court.

France started the game with Donutti, Dilli, Pulter, Luati, Faure, Cedic and Libero Dice. And, with them, he went to the end. Brissard, Nakabeth and Patri were quick appearances throughout the game. Louati scored the most goals overall with 13 hits on all bases, including 10 attacks, two blocks and one serve. The same number reached Ewert on the American side.

Playing the C team in practice, the U.S. tightened the contest at several points, but France was more effective at the end of the set. All in all it was a great test for the coaches.

Blocking was the primary difference between the teams, 7 to 3 in favor of the blue side. France had a 41 to 39 advantage in attacks. On serve, the rivals were tied 2-2, and on faults, the Europeans conceded 25 runs.

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