The list of 20 Blues for the World Cup

Here are the men chosen by coach Guillaume Gille to compete in the handball world championship, which begins this Thursday for the Blues in Egypt.

Guillaume Gille has seen wide. The new coach of the Blues has chosen to take 20 players to Egypt to compete in the world championship, where the France team will be looking for revenge after a Euro 2020 marked by an early elimination and the sidelining of Didier Dinart.

The new boss of Experts has therefore kept several options under the elbow, because he will be able to tick only 16 names each time on the scoresheet, starting with this Thursday evening against Norway (8:30 p.m.). In this Covid-19 period, it is undoubtedly a wise precaution


In this list of 20, there are no big surprises. The big absentee is Nikola Karabatic, hit in the knee and forfeit this competition, while Elohim Prandi also had to give up during preparation. We will still find some well-known faces of this generation which has won everything (Guigou, Abalo, Porte, L. Karabatic…), for this last big competition before the Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer.

The French staff will have five changes authorized throughout the World Cup, apart from those potentially caused by an infection by the coronavirus.Egypt 2021

HANDBALL / WORLD 2020 The group of 20 players selected by Guillaume Gille
Goalkeepers: Yann Genty (PSG), Vincent Gérard (PSG), Wesley Pardin (Aix)
Left wingers: Hugo Descat (Montpellier), Michaël Guigou (Nîmes)
Left backs: Jean-Jacques Acquevillo (Nîmes), Romain Lagarde (Rhein-Neckar Löwen / ALL), Timothey N’Guessan (FC Barcelona / ESP)
Half-centers: Nicolas Claire (Aix), Kentin Mahé (Veszprem / HUN), Melvyn Richardson (Montpellier)
Pivots: Ludovic Fabregas (FC Barcelona / ESP), Luka Karabatic (PSG), Nicolas Tournat (Kielce / POL)
Right backs: Adrien Dipanda (Saint-Raphaël), Dika Mem (FC Barcelona / ESP), Nedim Remili (PSG), Valentin Porte (Montpellier)

Right wingers:

Luc Abalo (Elverum / NOR), Yanis Lenne (Montpellier)