Team profile

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?


Tillie Laurent

Tillie Laurent

Laurent Tillie has been coaching the men's National Team of France since 2012, during which time he led the side to their incredible gold in the 2015 FIVB World League, followed up by the European Championship title later that year and a bronze at the 2016 FIVB World League, plus yet another gold at the 2017 World League and a silver at the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League in 2018. As a player the Algiers-born 55-year-old accumulated 406 caps with the National Team of France, while playing for various clubs in France and Italy. He is also a two-time Olympian as player (Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992) and once as coach (Rio 2016). Last year he coached the women's team of RC Cannes during the club season. His father Guy was an international player for France, as is his son Kevin.


  • Team Manager Josserand Arnaud
  • Assistant coach Enard Cédric
  • Second Assistant Coach Pichette Vincent
  • Doctor Verdonck Eric
  • Physiotherapist Andrea Jean-Paul