Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2017 - Italy and France meet for the
42nd time in World Leage history Friday in Antwerp, with Italy leading
the series 24-17. But though France, the winners of the 2015 FIVB World
League and reigning European champions, have already secured their third
straight Final Six appearance, Italy, the Rio 2016 Olympic silver
medallists, are still 1-5 and desperately in need of a win on Friday to
stay in the race.