November 05, 2003 - French coach Philippe Blain has named his 12-man squad for the Men's 2003 World Cup, which starts on November 16 in Japan.
Blain has cut his 18-strong squad to the required 12 and included all the big names, who impressed so much at the 2002 World Championship in Argentina where the Tricolors claimed the bronze medal.
Libero Hubert Henno, captain Dominique Daquin and star attackers in Stéphane Antiga and Oliver Kieffer will be joined by the experienced Franz Granvorka and Laurent Capet. Missing are the retired Luc Marquet and the ultra consistent Vincent Montmeat.
Full line up: Henno, Daquin, Jean Charles Monneraye, Antiga, Capet, Granvorka, Loïc de Kergret, Marc Schalk, Philippe Barca-Cysique, Mathias Patin, Kieffer, Sébastien Frangolacci.
France start their World Cup campaign with a match against Venezuela on November 16 in Nagano.