F I V B  FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL
PRESS RELEASE 18.08.2003

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France set for four nation tournament

August 18, 2003 - The French men's Volleyball team arrived in Jablonec, Czech Republic on Monday for a four-nation tournament with Serbia and Montenegro, the Czech Republic and Russia in a warm up series for the European Championship which runs from September 5-14 in Germany.
However, the team is missing star captain Dominique Daquin who is suffering from a sprained ankle.

Daquin, who has been replaced by Jean-Charles Monneraye, is being rested to prepare for the European Championship, which offers qualification spots for the 2003 World Cup.

The itinerary:
19/08/03 France v Serbia and Montenegro
20/08/03 France v the Czech Republic
21/08/03 France v Russia
22/08/03 Rest Day
23/08/03 Rest Day
24/08/03 France v Russia

France:
Yohan COHEN
Hubert HENNO
Jean Charles MONNERAYE
Stéphane ANTIGA
Laurent CAPET
Frantz GRANVORKA
Vincent MONTMEAT
Loïc De KERGRET
Luc MARQUET
Philippe BARCA-CYSIQUE
Mathias PATIN
Oliver KIEFFER
Sebastien FRANGOLACCI

Following the tournament France will return home for two matches against Russia on August 30 and September 1 in Cannet.


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