EDF (M) | Guillaume Gille delivers a list with no surprises
This morning, Guillaume Gille formalized the list of eighteen players who will fly to the world championship in Poland tomorrow.
We didn’t expect any surprises, there weren’t any. The coach of the French team, Guillaume Gille, made official this morning the departure to Poland of the eighteen players who met yesterday in Orleans for the last preparatory match. Covid PCR tests, taken yesterday morning, proved negative and all players were cleared to leave.
Valentin Porte, retained yesterday, will be on the way, as will Charles Bolzinger and Romain Lagarde, the only two players not used in this week’s friendlies.
“We will have the ability to draw 16 players from this list for each of the games. In the list of 35 players, which we submitted at the beginning of December, we will be able to make five changes (except for the changes allowed for the case of Covid-19)”, the coach also specified.
The French team will begin their world campaign on Wednesday, against Poland, before facing Saudi Arabia and Slovenia in the rest of the qualifiers. He will have to place among the top three players to reach Krakow and the main round. There, she could meet Spain, the European runner-up by title, as well as Montenegro, Iran or Chile.
Guardians: Charles Bolzinger (Montpellier HB) – Rémi Desbonnet (Montpellier HB) – Vincent Gérard (Saint Raphaël Var HB)
Left wings: Mathieu Grebille (Paris SG HB) – Dylan Nahi (PGE VIVE Kielce)
Left backs: Thibaud Briet (HBC Nantes) – Nikola Karabatić (Paris SG HB) – Romain Lagarde (Pauc) – Elohim Prandi (Paris SG HB)
Semi-centers: Kentin Mahé (Veszprèm) – Nedim Remili (PGE VIVE Kielce)
Turns: Ludovic Fabregas (FC Barcelona) – Luka Karabatić (Paris SG HB) (cap) – Nicolas Tournat (PGE VIVE Kielce)
Right backs: Dika Mem (FC Barcelona) – Melvyn Richardson (FC Barcelona)
Right wings: Yanis Lenne (Montpellier HB) – Valentin Porte (Montpellier HB)