The coach of the France national team, Guillaume Gille, put an end to the suspense by unveiling this Monday morning the list of the 15 players selected for the Tokyo Olympics as well as two substitutes. The Blues will start the Olympic tournament on Saturday, July 24, against Argentina.
Left wingers: Hugo DESCAT (Montpellier HB) – Michaël GUIGOU (Usam Nîmes Gard) (c)
Left back: Nikola KARABATIC (Paris SG HB) – Timothey N’GUESSAN (FC Barcelona)
Pivots: Ludovic FABREGAS (FC Barcelona) – Luka KARABATIC (Paris SG HB) – Nicolas TOURNAT ( Kielce)
Right backs: Dika MEM (FC Barcelona) – Melvyn RICHARDSON (NC)
Right wingers : Luc ABALO (NC) – Valentin PORTE (Montpellier HB)THE SUBSTITUTES PRESENT IN JAPAN:
Rémi DESBONNET (Usam Nîmes Gard)
Romain LAGARDE (Pays d’Aix University Club)
– until the final, a goalkeeper,
– until the match of the quarter-finals: one player.
– 3 participations (Beijing 2018, London 2012 and Rio 2016): Luc ABALO
– 1 participation (Rio 2016) :Vincent GÉRARD – Luka KARABATIC – Kentin MAHÉ – Timothey N’GUESSAN – Ludovic FABREGAS – Valentin PORTEHave not yet taken part in the Olympic Games: Hugo DESCAT – Yann GENTY – Dika MEM – Nedim REMILI – Melvyn RICHARDSON – Nicolas TOURNAT / Substitutes: Rémi DESBONNET and Romain LAGARDE