France have enjoyed considerable success in recent years.
After an incredible season in 2015, where France became FIVB Volleyball World League and European champions, the team added another World League medal in 2016, finishing third with a 3-0 sweep of Italy in the bronze medal match.
France's success in 2015 and 2016 continued into 2017, where they stunned hosts Brazil 3-2 in the final of the World League to claim a second gold in three years.
At this year's inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League France made a splendid run through pool play and on to the finals, before falling to Russia in the grand final in Lille.
Four years ago, at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship, France topped a second-round pool ahead of hosts Poland and progressed all the way to the third-place playoff, before losing in straight sets to Germany. Can they continue their golden run in 2018 and claim their first ever World Championship title?