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Player Ratings – Vardar vs Veszprém

By Chris O’Reilly Vardar found a way to overcome all the odds, fatigue and a larger opposition squad to claim their second title at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in three years with a 27:24 win over Veszprém. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) …

Vardar shock the world again

FINAL REVIEW – For the second time in three years, and maybe for the last time, HC Vardar won the VELUX EHF Champions League, while Veszprém lost a final for the fourth time in as many attempts. From six goals down towards the end of the first half, Veszprém managed to reduce the deficit to one goal a few times …

Palmarsson guides Barca to bronze

MATCH REVIEW – A stellar playmaker performance by Aron Palmarsson helped Barca Lassa win a high-scoring and entertaining bronze medal match against Kielce at the VELUX EHF FINAL4. By Peter Bruun VELUX EHF FINAL4 Bronze medal match Barca Lassa vs PGE Vive Kielce 40:35 (20:16) The result “These FINAL4’s live a life of their own,” Barca coach Xavi Pascual told …

Player ratings – Vardar vs Barca

By Chris O’Reilly A stunning second half turnaround saw Vardar reach their second final in three years, while Barca suffered VELUX EHF FINAL4 heartbreak yet again in a 29:27 thriller on Saturday evening. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). …

Unbelievable comeback sees Vardar reach final

MATCH REVIEW – Despite being seven goals down at half-time and during the first minutes of the first half, HC Vardar managed to pull off an amazing comeback and beat Barca Lassa to the ticket for the VELUX EHF Champions League Final. Barca simply collapsed at the end against the Macedonian team, who never gave up. By Peter Bruun VELUX …

Player ratings – Veszprém vs Kielce

By Chris O’Reilly Veszprém’s second half demolition job in attack booked them a ticket to the final with a 33:30 win over Kielce in the opening match of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 2019. Here are the ratings for all players involved and the two head coaches, with everyone rated on a scale from 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best). …

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Not many other team sports can look on a tradition reaching back as far as team handball. Handball-like games were already played in medieval France and among the Inuit in Greenland in the Middle Ages.

The game of handball as we know it today was developed in the 19th century in northern Europe – primarily Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.

The Danish gym teacher Holger Nielsen from the Ordrup grammar school near Copenhagen published the first set of written rules in 1906. A more modern set of rules was published by Max Heiser, Karl Schelenz and Erich Konigh in Germany on October 29, 1917.

Initially, handball was an outdoor sport played on a field but in the decades following WWII the sport evolved and moved indoors. The 1972 Summer Olympics saw the sport re-emerge onto the world stage and in 1976 women’s team handball was added to the Olympic Games in Montreal. Due to the popularity in Eastern Europe countries like the former Sovietunion and Jugoslavia became the dominant forces in the sport during the 70’s and 80’s.

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