In Paris, Serbia beat 3-2 (15.25 21.25 25.21 27.25 15.13) France in a friendly match played behind closed doors. The French team played without the injured Earvin Ngapeth and closed without Thibault Rossard on the bench after taking a kick in the back in the second set. Tomorrow at 5.30pm the two teams will play an official friendly match.
And what about Earvin Ngapeth’s abdominal injury? France’s coach Laurent Tillie seems serene about the recovery of his champion, surely more serene than last year. Next week it will other tests for evaluate its recovery. There was talk of two or three weeks, which would exclude Ngapeth from the entire first phase of the World Championship, but times are not sure yet.
France and Serbia to the World Championship
France: POOL B, Ruse (Bul). Brasil, Canada, France, Egypt, China, Netherlands.
Serbia: POOL C, Bari (Ita). United States, Russia, Serbia, Australia, Tunisia, Cameroon.