France: Lyneel no longer part of France National Team in VNL, will miss Olympics1 min read
The France National Team member and starting outside hitter Julien Lyneel will not finish the ongoing edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Rimini and, moreover, will not participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo after talking to the head coach Laurent Tillie.
Despite a club season whose large part he missed due to an operation on the right shoulder, a 31-year-old Lyneel had been called by the staff of his national team in mid-May to prepare and play the VNL, which serves as a preparation tournament for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Unfortunately, he will not be present in the event in the Japanese capital given that he will be unable to reach 100% competitive form by then.
After discussing with Lyneel, France head coach has therefore taken the painful decision to release him of duties and Lyneel will return to Montpellier where he has just signed for the 2021/22 season and where he will continue his preparation.