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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Introducing the teams of the European Championship: France

Previewing the European Championship in Hoofddorp, Netherlands (September 9-18, 2016), the Confederation of European Baseball is introducing the 12 participants.

France

Results at last five European Championships:
2014: 6th
2012: 8th 
2010: 6th 
2007: 5th 
2005: 6th 

Best result at European Championships:
1999: 3rd

Total Medal Count:
Gold: -
Silver: -
Bronze: 1999

Position in Men’s Baseball World Ranking: 24th  

France has been competing in European Championships since 1955. While they have won just one medal (Bronze 1999 in Italy), they always have finished in the top six since 1987 except for 2003 and 2012.

In the 2014 European Championship the French National Team was looking to secure another medal. During first-round play they beat Germany 3-2, Great Britain 9-5, Sweden 8-3 and Belgium 5-4 to reach the Super Round Robin as second-placed team from Group A behind Italy. However in the final round they lost 3-14 to the Czech Republic, 5-14 to the Netherlands and 5-10 against Spain to finish in sixth place in the final standings.

During the 2016 season French national teams have finished in fifth place at the U12 European Championship in Trebic, in second place in the U15 European Championship in Chartres/Rouen and in fifth place at the U18 European Championship in Gijon. At the club level the Rouen Huskies have won the CEB Cup.

Complete Schedule 2016 European Championship including Live Play by Play
Official Website of the 2016 European Championship including ticketing
Official Facebook page of the 2016 European Championship

Photo by Walter Keller, www.catchthefever.de

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