France will come against the Russian Olympic Committee at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo today, August 7, 2021, at 8:15 AM (ET) in the Men's Volleyball Tournament Final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Here, you will find when this title decisive men's volleyball game will be played and how to watch it in the US.
This will be their 21st overall meeting. France are the slight favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 11 occasions so far, while Russia have grabbed a triumph nine times to this day. However, France's Volleyball team and the Russian Olympic Committee will meet for the second time ever, as Russia are serving a doping ban lasting until December 2022.
Their most recent game was played on July 30, 2021, and it ended in a thrilling 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 17-25, 20-25) France victory in the Pool B of the Preliminary Round of Tokyo 2020. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash again this year, this time to determine the new Olympic champion.
France vs ROC: Match Information
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Time: 8:15 AM (ET)
Location: Ariake Arena, Tokyo
France vs ROC: Times by State in the US
ET: 8:15 AM
CT: 7:15 AM
MT: 6:15 AM
PT: 5:15 AM
France vs ROC: Storylines
France finished the Preliminary Round in fourth place in Pool B with a total of 10 points, and three defeats in five games. They had to beat Poland (3-2), and Argentina (3-0) in the Knockout Stage to get to proceed to the Gold Medal Match at Tokyo 2020.
Meanwhile, the ROC ended up placed on top of the Pool B table with 12 points, having lost just once in five Preliminary Round matches. They set up a meeting with France in the Grand Final after overcoming Canda (3-0) in the Quarter-Final, as well as Brazil (3-1).
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to July 15, 2006, when the French players managed to celebrate a tough 3-2 win in the Preliminary Round of the 2006 FIVB Volleyball World League. Meanwhile, the first time Team France and the Russian Olympic Committee met was on July 30, 2021. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see which team gets to grab the Gold Medal.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free France vs ROC in the U.S.
The 2020 Olympic Games Men's Volleyball Tournament Final game between France and ROC, to be played today, at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, will be broadcasted on NBCOlympics.com, NBCSN, Fubo.TV in the United States.
France vs ROC: Predictions And Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Russia. FanDuel see them as the favorites to claim the gold medal and they have given them -195 odds. The underdogs France, meanwhile, have +130 odds to cause an upset and win the tournament.
* Odds via FanDuel