PRO-kop

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By Sascha Staat Frankly, it was a somewhat stunning move by Germany’s handball federation when president Andreas Michelmann announced Christian Prokop to remain head coach of the men’s national team, on Monday afternoon.  A surprising decision, but a courageous one. During a time when only results seem to matter, hardly anyone gets a second chance, especially in the world of …

One more year

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INTERVIEW – Vardar star Andrea Penezic won’t be ending her career at the end of this season, after all. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, she reveals that she has changed her mind adding another season, but not in Vardar. By Peter Bruun Andrea Penezic will play handball at the top level in 2018/19. By itself, the decision should not …

Competition doesn’t scare Tomori

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INTERVIEW – Zsuzsanna Tomori stays with Györ despite the ”Norwegian invasion” – the influx of new players in the summer of 2018 will heat up the competition, especially on the offensive end. But Tomori just extended her contract and right now she simply enjoys playing at both ends of the pitch, as she reveals in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com. …

”I can handle the pressure”

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INTERVIEW – Veronica Kristiansen is looking forward to joining Györ in the summer of 2018.  Following the announcement earlier this week, the Hungarian handball powerhouse will have assembled the best female club team in the world. The Norwegian international and back-to-back European champion is not afraid of the high expectations in her and her new team.  Actually, she is looking …

Gudmundsson chasing a rare record

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INTERVIEW – Not many handball coaches have managed to qualify two teams for the same World Championship, and within a six months period. Iceland’s Gudmundur Gudmundsson has a chance to achieve it. After qualifying Bahrain for next year´s World Championship, he now has the opportunity to do the same with Iceland, and “that wouldn’t be so bad,” as he states …

“Take me back to Cologne”

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INTERVIEW – Last year, Mikael Appelgren was attending the EHF FINAL4 in Cologne as a spectator.  In 2018, he is keen to come back to Lanxess Arena again, but as a player on the court. By Peter Bruun Rhein-Neckar Löwen’s Swedish goalkeeping duo, Mikael Appelgren and Andreas Palicka, have returned to their day job after collecting positive memories at the …

“It will take care of itself”

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By Sascha Staat It seems like the European championship finished only yesterday. Yet, the EHF Champions League is just around the corner, ready to capture the attention of handball fans around the world. I had the chance to talk about both competitions with one of the most prominent individuals in all of handball, coach Ljubomir Vranjes. Here is what he …

“We just do not play for a quarter-final”

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INTERVIEW – Only the FINAL4 is good enough for THW Kiel, states Danish goalkeeper, Niklas Landin, who identifies qualifying for the 2018/19 Champions League as the other big objective for his team, whereas, the 2018 German championship is almost out of reach, he realizes in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com By Peter Bruun  The 2018 European championship is long gone …

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“Beyond our wildest dreams”

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INTERVIEW – Despite opening the main round with a defeat, Kristina Kristiansen, playmaker of Nykøbing Falster still finds the 2017/18 Champions League main round more than she and her teammates dared to dream about. In this interview, she also explains why she extended her contract for another four years. By Peter Bruun When Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub won the Danish championship …