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Overview

Pool A finishes with another highlight in the group, between two of the best teams in Europe. This match will determine the final two positions in Pool A with the winner finishing 1st, and the loser second. The two teams last met in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League where France beat Italy 3-1. Toniutti will be playing with the French National jersey for the 300th time.

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"It is a game to decide who will be top of the group, however we know that we can play Italy again in the Quarter-Final if we both make it, so it will be interesting. It is nice to play a special game like this at home, but 300 [appearances] is only a number and I am just happy to be in the French national team."

Benjamin TONIUTTI
Captain - France
Captain TONIUTTI speaking on arrival at the hall
  • Match Polls
  • Officials
    First Referee
    Wim CAMBRÉ
    BEL
    Second Referee
    Stephan GRIEDER
    SUI
  • Venue Information
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    L'Arena is the first new-generation multi‐purpose hall in France. This venue can host concerts, sports events, congresses, and exhibitions. L'Arena offers an ideal location, just a few hundred meters from the airport and with tram connection to the city center. The Arena has been designed with visitor comfort in mind: bars, luggage rooms, air conditioning, information screens, and entertainment...: unrivaled conditions of comfort ensuring that you make the most of its exceptional events program
  • How To Attend
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    Route de la Foire, MONTPELLIER - PEROLS, 34470


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Inside Team Italy's locker room

"We just want to play the game and then it is important to just play day by day. I am happy that we leave Montpellier with a full gym playing against the home side."

Matteo PIANO
Middle Blocker - Italy

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Team

Squad Listing

Team

C 6

TONIUTTI Benjamin

Setter

2

GREBENNIKOV Jénia

Libero

4

PATRY Jean

Opposite

7

TILLIE Kévin

Outside spiker

8

LYNEEL Julien

Outside spiker

9

NGAPETH Earvin

Libero

10

LE ROUX Kevin

Middle blocker

11

BRIZARD Antoine Arthur Fabien

Setter

12

BOYER Stephen

Opposite

14

LE GOFF Nicolas

Middle blocker

16

BULTOR Daryl

Middle blocker

17

CLEVENOT Trévor

Outside spiker

18

ROSSARD Thibault

Outside spiker

21

CHINENYEZE Barthélémy

Middle blocker

Coaches

9892

TILLIE Laurent

Head Coach

Player profile

TILLIE Laurent

Head Coach

9719

ENARD Cedric

Assistant Coach 2

Player profile

ENARD Cedric

Assistant Coach 2

27050

JOSSERAND Arnaud

Assistant Coach

Player profile

JOSSERAND Arnaud

Assistant Coach

Recent Results

Team Statistics

FRANCE

Overview

ITALY

Player Statistics

Match Report

France overpowers Italy in four sets

Article 18 September 2019

France keep their perfect record (5-0) as they beat Italy in four sets in remarkably enthusiastic atmosphere at Sud de France Arena. Losing their first set of the tournament, Tillie’s men brought everlasting energy against Juantorena, once more excellent, and his teammates.

 

France place first and will face Finland in the first round of the knockout phase, whereas Italy will play against Turkey. The crowd was amazing tonight with a record high of 7114 spectators.

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The match in numbers

142
Points

The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.

118
Duration

The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.

7114
Spectators

Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

232
Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

49%
Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

15-10
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of FRANCE compared to ITALY.

5-4
Ace Count

FRANCE number of service aces compared to ITALY

30-25
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of FRANCE, next to those from ITALY

"It was the best night tonight, everybody enjoyed it, players and fans. Even if the result did not count, we're happy for this win in such a crowd."

Stephen Boyer
France's opposite
Boyer attacking

"France played very high level tonight, so we need to watch this match and grow up for the next ones."

Simone Giannelli
Italy's setter
Giannelli celebrating with team

"The biggest pity is that the result of this game is useless because of the formula. But I think it was a good show for the crowd and that was the best victory."

Ivan Zaytsev
Italy's opposite
Zaytsev spiking