Jeudi 18 août
Mercredi 17 août
Comme pour les Europe par Equipe, les deux premiers sont qualifiés pour les 1/8ème de finale.
Le mot de la WSF
Hosts France, seeded fifth, came through a pair of tough battles to end the day top of Pool E. They began by coming from one match down to beat a determined Spain team, before beating the USA 3-0. Their route past the USA was anything but simple, though, as two of the three matches went to five games, with Melvil Scianimanico’s fightback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 the pick of the bunch.
Afterwards, Scianimanico said:
“The atmosphere at Le Rêve was absolutely incredible today, probably the best one I’ve experienced in my life. I am so happy to bring this point for my team, I knew it was an important one. It’s not done yet but we are almost sure to finish top of the group and it’s a first step.
“At 2-0 down and 3-6 in the third, I knew it was now or never and that I needed to bring much more intensity.
“We’ve been saying this between us since the beginning, there are no weak teams in this tournament and everyone is feeling the pressure. As far as we are concerned, we are determined to go as far as we can.”
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