Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023: France Men’s Hockey team will be featuring in the Hockey World Cup only for the fourth time. This will also be the first time they will be playing two back-to-back World Cups. They are slotted in Pool A that also has three-time champions Australia, Argentina and Men’s Nations Cup 2022 winners South Africa.
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 FRANCE Team Squad
Hockey Men’s France Squad
Squad: Arthur Thieffry, Mattéo Desgouillons, Pieter van Straaten, Stanislas Branicki, Gaspard Xavier, Simon, Martin-Brisac, Blaise Rogeau, Viktor Lockwood, Charles Masson, Gaspard Baumgarten, François Goyet, Noé Jouin, Jean-Baptiste Forgues, Eliot Curty, Etienne Tynevez, Victor Charlet (Captain), Brieuc Delemazure, Edgar Reynaud, Corentin Sellier, Timothée Clément
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 FRANCE Team Schedule
|France vs Australia||Jan 13, 2023||3 PM IST|
|France vs South Africa||Jan 16, 2023||5 PM IST|
|France vs Argentina||Jan 20, 2023||3 PM IST|
France’s captain Victor Charlet is leading France by example. He is the highest scorer for the team in the recently concluded FIH Nations Cup Hockey. He scored 5 goals in five matches in the tournament. He will aim to continue his form in the upcoming World Cup. He has been playing for the National team since 2014. In 116 matches, he has netted 55 goals. He led the team in the last edition of the World Cup too.
22-year old Timothee Clement will be featuring in the second World Cup in his career. However just a year ago he was leading France in the Junior World Cup in Bhubhaneswar. He was the second top scorer in the tournament in which France won the Bronze medal. He will now look to continue the same form in the Senior World Cup.
Pieter van Straaten
Pieter van Straaten is one of the senior members in the French National team. The forward is someone who can be relied upon to score goals at crucial junctures. He made his debut for France in 2012 and will be playing his 100th game for the national side when he takes the field during France’s opening match in the World Cup 2023. In 99 games, he has scored 18 goals.
Best finish in World Cup
France’s best performance so far in World Cup is their seventh-place finish in 1971 and 1990.
In the last edition, they bowed out from the quarterfinals. They finished their group stages at the second spot behind Argentina. In the last-8, they were defeated by Australia 0-3.
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