For its second match of the third stage of the League of Nations, played in Japan, France came to the end of Brazil, this Friday in Osaka (25-21, 25-22, 25-21). Never in trouble in the first set, Earvin Ngapeth’s teammates (14 points) had to tighten the game at the end of the second set and go up a handicap of minus four points (13-17) to make the break in this part.
Defeated by Brazil in their last two confrontations, in the semi-finals of the 2021 Nations League and at the Olympic Games in chickens, the Blues finished the job in the third act, on a last saving attack from Jean Patry (19 points ).
Before facing Argentina on Saturday and Australia on Sunday, the Tricolores are reassured the day after a defeat against the United States. As a reminder, they are already guaranteed to participate in the 8-a-side final, scheduled in Italy from July 20 to 24.
The meetings of the France team can be followed live on L’Equipe live.