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French option

Goalkeepers: Charles BOLZINGER (Montpellier HB) – Remi DESBONNET (Montpellier HB) – Vincent GERARD (Saint Raphaël Var HB)

Left wingers: Mathieu GREBILLE (Paris SG HB) – Dylan NAHI (PGE VIVE Kielce)

Left backs: Thibaud BRIET (HBC Nantes) – Romain LAGARDE (Pauc) – Élohim PRANDI (Paris SG HB)

Center halves: Nikola KARABATIC (Paris SG HB) – Kentin MAHÉ (Veszprèm) – Nedim REMILI (PGE VIVE Kielce)

Pivots: Ludovic FABREGAS (FC Barcelona) – Luka KARABATIC (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)

Coach: Guillaume GILLE

Assistant coach: Érick MATHE

Goalkeeping coach: Jean-Luc KIEFFER

The last world champions

2021: Denmark

2019: Denmark

2017: France

2015: France

2013: Spain

2011: France

2009: France

LIVE tracking and all results HERE

Here is the ranking of the best goalscorers

The first stage

(the top three of each group qualified for the main round)

Group A: Spain, Montenegro, Iran, Chile

Group B: France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia

Group C: Sweden, Brazil, Cape Verde, Uruguay

Group D: Iceland, Portugal, Hungary, South Korea

Group E: Germany, Qatar, Serbia, Algeria

Group F: Norway, North Macedonia, Netherlands, Argentina

Group G: Egypt, Croatia, Morocco, USA

Group H: Denmark, Belgium, Bahrain, Tunisia

Wednesday January 11

France vs Poland: 26-24, match statistics HERE

Head coach Guillaume Gille’s reaction

“You have to remember the difficulty of playing the opening match. There were a lot of ingredients to turn this match into a trap tonight: some pressure from the fans, some interesting refereeing decisions…T

All this did not allow us to improve our game. We showed a bit of fever and nervousness, which makes sense when you know that opening matches are rarely perfect.

This victory is very satisfying because it puts us on the right track, the blue train. We showed a lot of stability in defense, we conceded few goals in attack.

Although Luka had a strong impact on our defensive performance, we were able to find solutions, prevent them, especially in the second half.

Thursday, January 12

Hungary Against South Korea: 35-27

green hat v Uruguay: 33-25

Saudi Arabia vs. Slovenia : 19-33

Chile vs. Iran: 24-25

Sweden Against Brazil: 26-18

Spain v Montenegro: 30-25

Iceland v Portugal: 30-26

Friday January 13

Bahrain – Tunisia: 27-27

Argentina vs. The Netherlands: 19-29

Morocco vs. USA : 27-28

Germany Against Qatar: 31-27

Egypt v Croatia: 26-19

Serbia Against Algeria: 28-22

Denmark v Belgium: 36-23

Norway Against North Macedonia: 29-22

Saturday, January 14

Brazil v Uruguay: 35-24

Montenegro v Iran: 34-21

Portugal vs. South Korea: 33-24

France Against Saudi Arabia: 41-23, match statistics HERE

William Gilles:

“We tried to respect this Saudi Arabian team, we tried to respect each other and it wasn’t easy in preparation when you know the difference in level between the two teams.

We were very serious, although not everything is perfect, the overall copy is good, I think we did more than our job.

We respect some of our goals, such as giving everyone playing time, resting certain players, giving Charles his first international minutes, who could celebrate his first selection on the field.

I hope the ranks at the hospital have not increased. Unconsciously, this match was difficult to manage, the players were afraid of getting injured, they always tend to invest a little less.

“Probably it will be easier to dive into the game against Slovenia, it will be very important.”

Spain Against Chile: 34-26

Iceland vs. Hungary : 28-30

Poland vs. Slovenia : 23-32

Sweden Against Cape Verde: 34-27

Sunday, January 15

Egypt Against Morocco: 29-19

Germany Against Serbia: 34-33

Belgium Against Tunisia: 31-29

North Macedonia vs. The Netherlands : 24-34

Qatar Against Algeria: 29-24

Denmark Against Bahrain: 36-21

Norway v Argentina: 32-21

Croatia Against USA: 40-22

Monday, January 16

Montenegro Against Chile: 35-33

Iceland Against South Korea: 38-25

Slovenia vs. France : 31-35, match statistics HERE

William Gilles:

“This is a very good start to the World Cup, against opponents that are not easy to understand, it was a separate game, except for Saudi Arabia. These four points give us more opportunities, a small safety cushion.

But we know that we will play against very strong teams in the main round, we have to continue working on it. We know how scenarios can evolve very quickly with this competitive format.

Do these four points give us room for error? You must keep your feet on the ground. Dika Mem had a muscle contracture, which meant that he could not be available tonight, and we preferred to protect him without taking any risks.

It is difficult to imagine when and how he will return, and on what date we will suddenly find him. In any case, we made up for the loss of his absence very well thanks to a great match from Nédim, who was very impressive, and Kent, who also had a great match.

Brazil Against Cape Verde: 30-28

Poland Against Saudi Arabia: 27-24

Uruguay vs. Sweden : 12-47

Iran vs. Spain : 22-35

Portugal Against Hungary: 27-20

Tuesday, January 17

USA vs. Egypt : 16-35

Algeria vs. Germany : 21-37

Belgium vs. Bahrain : 28-30

North Macedonia vs. Argentina : 26-35

Qatar vs. Serbia : 24-34

Tunisia vs. Denmark : 21-34

Holland vs. Norway : 26-27

Croatia v Morocco: 36-24

Stage 2 / Main round (top 2 of each group in quarter-finals)

Group 1: Spain, France, Slovenia, Montenegro, Poland, Iran

Group 2: Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Hungary, Brazil, Cape Verde

Group 3: Norway, Germany, Serbia, Netherlands, Qatar, Argentina

Group 4: Denmark, Egypt, Croatia, Bahrain, Belgium, USA

Classification of groups HERE

Wednesday, January 18

Iran and Slovenia

Portugal – Brazil

Cape Verde – Iceland

France – Montenegro

Sweden vs. Hungary

Spain vs Poland


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