Ole Erevik

We are hungry for more!

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INTERVIEW – One of Norway´s big heroes in the 29:24 win against France, goalkeeper Ole Erevik, is understandably happy about the historic semi-final, but he wants more. By Peter Bruun He was one of the most outstanding Norwegian players, when the Scandinavians wrote handball history on Wednesday night by qualifying for the semi-finals at the EUO 2016 through an astonishing …

Sander Sagosen

And the semi-finalists are…

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Crunch time finally came in both main round groups – but with unfair odds! By Peter Bruun Norway’s dream turned into reality at EURO 2016.  The team of coach Christian Berge qualified for their first semi-final ever at a major championship by defeating France in convincing fashion 29:24. Germany pulled almost as big a surprise, eliminating Denmark 25:23 but that …

Michal Daszek

Poland grabs Norwegian gift

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On Saturday, Norway took Poland’s destiny out of their hands. On Monday, they generously gave it back. By Peter Bruun Saturday night, Norway opened the gate to a historic semi-final at EURO 2016 with a sensational 30:28 win against Poland.  Two days later the surprise team from Scandinavia returned the favor to the Polish host after a disappointing 31:31 draw …

The wings of history

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A personal walk down memory lane inspired by Sunday night´s Group 2 matches at the European Championship. By Peter Bruun I must admit, that to me, it always brings back memories of history – handball and otherwise – when Germany and Russia collide, as they did this evening in Wroclaw’s Centennial Hall. Whenever the two nations meet, my thoughts drift …

Norway – The best team in the world?

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Norway pulled off the biggest sensation at the European Championship defeating the Polish hosts 30:28 By Peter Bruun Some people probably still remember the late Norwegian TV commentator Bjørge Lillelien´s comments, when Norway´s football team won a World Cup qualifier against England 2:1 back in 1981. “Norway are best in the world!  Do you hear me, Margaret Thatcher, you boys …

Slovenia’s EURO demise: The misunderstood genius

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By Nemanja Savic From the widely anticipated dark horse, to kicking a dead horse in a decisive match against Germany, Slovenia’s hopes of progressing far at the EHF EURO 2016 all went to ruin. The penultimate match in the “group of death” will perhaps soon be forgotten, but the wasted chance of “what could have been”, left a bitter taste, …

Christian Berge

Sagosen takes hype easy

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Stregspiller.com talks to Sander Sagosen, Norway’s playmaker who has been called the greatest male handball talent for some time now and a player who almost every European top club wants to sign. By Peter Bruun You put a lot of pressure on the shoulders of any 20-year-old, if you name him the main or key player of your team.  But …

City of Freedom

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A personal account from Gdansk, venue of Group D of the European Handball Championship By Peter Bruun Admit it – you feel the touch of history once you arrive at Gdansk.  You can hardly miss the Lenin shipyard where it all started. The spring of freedom for Poland and for the rest of Eastern Europe back in 1980. The last …