In these team paddle world championships in Portugal, the men's and women's France teams finish 11e and 9e.
Our French qualified for the next world
The French had rather badly started their team world in Portugal last week.
Set in a complicated hen composed of Mexico and Spain, the blue had no choice but to win against Mexico to reach the final stages of the competition. However, France will finally lose 2 matches to 1 against Mexican women.
Against Spain, the big favorite of the competition that will honor its status by winning the competition again later, France can do nothing, to the point of taking only one game on the 3 matches made ...
But they finally manage to finish these championships by a positive note. They first win their games against the Chilean (3 / 0) then make very good matches by defeating Belgium (2 / 1) in the final decisive match: 6 / 4 7 / 6. France finished 9e on 12, and thus obtained the automatic qualification for the next edition of the team paddle world championships.
Disappointment gentlemen side
On the other hand, their male counterparts were a little disappointed, even if they too ended with good matches and a big win against Germany won 3 / 0.
Placed in a hen rather balanced with Paraguay, Belgium and Italy, the Blues had the opportunity to be well represented in Pool C and thus avoid in the quarter-finals the big nations of the padel during a possible confrontation in phase final.
But the French could not take advantage of this open pool by finishing third with two defeats and regrets against Paraguay (2-1) then Italy (2-1) and a victory against Belgium (3-0) .
In league games, despite the disappointment, France is reborn from the ashes to achieve great benefits. First against the United States that it heaps 3-0 but also despite the defeat 2 / 1, against Portugal, one of the best world nations fallen in the group of the death (With Brazil and Spain ) where France has not gone far from the feat. Finally, against Germany, France has achieved a flawless beating 3 / 0.
With this 11e place on 16, they will have to go through qualifying to have the right to return to this level of competition.
In the end, among the ladies, Spain keeps its title by beating Argentina 3-0. For the men, it is Argentina that renews its title by beating Spain 2-1 after the pair Sanyo / Belasteguin (ARG) in match 2 has saved the nation to 3e set by returning to 5 everywhere after being conducted 5 / 4 and break in favor of Spain.
The results :
Mexico - France: 2-1
Spain - France: 3-0
3e of the hen
France - Chile: 3-0
France - Belgium: 2-1
Paraguay - France: 2-1
France - Belgium: 3-0
Italy - France: 2-1
3e of the hen
Classification Matches :
France - USA: 3-0
France - Portugal: 1-2
France - Germany: 3-0
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.