Laurent Tillie has unveiled the list of players who he called to prepare for the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, taking place from May 28 to June 27 in a bubble in Rimini (Italy).
Back from Japan, where he spent his first season at the helm of the Panasonic Panthers (in which he reached the final of the Japanese Championship, lost to the Suntory Sunbirds), turned to his last big goal while commanding the France National Team, the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled from July 23 to August 8.
But first, he will lead the team VNL too.
The 24-player list of the France National Team:
Setters: Léo Meyer (Nantes), Thomas Gill (Montpellier), Benjamin Toniutti (ZAKSA, POL), Antoine Brizard (Zenith St. Petersburg, RUS).
Middle blockers: Kévin Le Roux (Berlin, GER), Moussé Gueye (Narbonne), Gildas Prévert (Paris), Barthélémy Chinenyeze (Vibo, ITA), Nicolas Le Goff (Montpellier), Daryl Bultor (Tourcoing).
Opposites: Stephen Boyer (no club), Théo Faure (Toulouse), Jean Patry (Milano, ITA) Jhon Wendt (Blazers, JPN).
Outside hitters: Julien Lyneel (Vibo Valentia, ITA), Timothée Carle (Berlin, GER), Pierre Derouillon (Toulouse), Earvin Ngapeth (Modena ITA), Kévin Tillie (Tours), Yacine Louati (Jastrzębski, POL), Trévor Clevenot (Piacenza, ITA), Thibault Rossard (Vibo Valentia, ITA).
Liberos: Benjamin Diez (Paris), Jénia Grebennikov (Modena, ITA).