France women's national handball team

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Nickname Les Bleus (The Blues)
Association Fédération Française de Handball
Coach Olivier Krumbholz
Captain Siraba Dembélé
Most caps Isabelle Wendling (338)
Most goals Véronique Pecqueux-Rolland (898)
Ranking #9 (115 points)
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Away
Results
Summer Olympics
Appearances 5 (First in 2000)
Best result 2nd (2016)
World Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1986)
Best result 1st (2003, 2017)
European Championship
Appearances 9 (First in 2000)
Best result 3rd (2002, 2006, 2016)
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France women's national handball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2003 Croatia
Gold medal – first place 2017 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1999 Denmark/Norway
Silver medal – second place 2009 China
Silver medal – second place 2011 Brazil
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Denmark
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Sweden

The France women's national handball team is the national team of France. It is governed by the Fédération Française de Handball and takes part in international handball competitions.

Results[edit]

Olympic games[edit]

France women's national handball team at the Copper Box before a game against Sweden at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

World Championship[edit]

European Championship[edit]

Other tournaments[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017 World Women's Handball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Olivier Krumbholz

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 RW Blandine Dancette (1988-02-14) 14 February 1988 (age 30) 1.69 m 91 112 France Nantes
5 RB Camille Ayglon (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 32) 1.80 m 237 411 Romania CSM București
7 CB Allison Pineau (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 28) 1.81 m 206 544 France Brest Bretagne
8 P Laurisa Landre (1985-10-27) 27 October 1985 (age 32) 1.74 m 72 114 France Metz Handball
9 P Astride N'Gouan (1991-07-09) 9 July 1991 (age 26) 1.87 m 13 26 France Brest Bretagne
10 CB Grâce Zaadi (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993 (age 24) 1.71 m 76 146 France Metz Handball
12 GK Amandine Leynaud (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 29) 1.78 m 202 2 Republic of Macedonia HC Vardar
13 LW Manon Houette (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 25) 1.68 m 61 127 France Metz Handball
14 LB Kalidiatou Niakaté (1995-03-15) 15 March 1995 (age 22) 1.77 m 9 12 France Nantes
16 GK Cléopâtre Darleux (1989-06-01) 1 June 1989 (age 28) 1.76 m 140 3 France Brest Bretagne
17 LW Siraba Dembélé (1986-06-28) 28 June 1986 (age 31) 1.72 m 246 771 Russia Rostov-Don
20 RB Laura Flippes (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 23) 1.71 m 24 30 France Metz Handball
21 LB Orlane Kanor (1997-06-16) 16 June 1997 (age 20) 1.78 m 4 2 France Metz Handball
24 P Béatrice Edwige (1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 (age 29) 1.82 m 62 32 France Metz Handball
27 CB Estelle Nze Minko (1991-08-11) 11 August 1991 (age 26) 1.78 m 70 129 Hungary Siófok KC
29 LB Gnonsiane Niombla (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 27) 1.72 m 78 188 Romania CSM București
64 RB Alexandra Lacrabère (1987-04-27) 27 April 1987 (age 30) 1.77 m 200 667 Republic of Macedonia HC Vardar

Media Coverage[edit]

France's matches are currently televised by Canal+ which will last until 2017.

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