In addition to the poor performance in football, all is going well for the French teams in collective sports for the moment, in particular those of the men.
While the handball and basketball players will respectively face Brazil and the United States on Monday morning to secure a ticket to the quarter-finals, their male counterparts have already qualified for the knockout matches.
A brief overview of the program of meetings that await French volleyball, handball and basketball players.
A favorable draw in handball and basketball
After rather reassuring meetings in the group stage, the men's handball and basketball teams have every chance on their side to reach the last four of their tournament. After coming to the end of the American entry, the gang of Evan Fournier inherited one of the opponents most within its reach: Italy, which it will meet on Tuesday at 10:20 am. In case of victory, the matter should get tough in the semifinals since the Blues could meet the surprising Slovenian team led by NBA star Luka Doncic.
Handball side, the four victories of the Blues in group A allow them to calmly approach the rest of the competition despite the small hitch against Norway in the final group match (loss 32-29).
A serenity reinforced by the draw for the quarter-finals since the handball players will cross the road of a more than affordable team, Bahrain, Tuesday at 2:30.
On the other hand, it was the French volleyball players who were less spoiled by the draw for the quarter-finals.
Defeated by the United States, Argentina and Brazil in the group stage, the Blues took a long time to enter their competition and will not be able to breathe in the next round since they will face a great team from Poland on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.