Le Roux have been given a rest so he can prepare better for hard season in Dynamo Moscow. My impression is that France wont care much about GCC. This is 4th tournament for them in 4 months, players r exhausted and Tillie stated he don't expect bigger improvement comparing to ECH. FIVB calendar is brutal, as well as CEV's, so I expect Tillie will rotate a lot in Japan. GCC is clearly commercial tournament, hard club season is in front of them and WCH is coming next year.
Brazil is clear cut fav here, really don't see how any team can endanger them.
Tillie said everything is the same comparing to ECH so I think Tillie will stay as L. But who knows? Maybe he will get playing time but after serious operation I dont he can contribute a lot in attack