1956 – 2020

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Dear Peter, From the very first time we met in Frederikshavn in the summer of 2014, when we talked about the “stregspiller” project, I felt your passion for the sport of handball, your desire to maintain the integrity of the sport and the need to support young journalists, in particular. It was the beginning of a great journey.  A passage …

”Not an easy decision”

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INTERVIEW – At the age of 40, Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson decided to call it a day. One of the very best handball players on left wing ever, announced the end of his career as the Covid-19 pandemic is causing havoc around the globe and only four weeks after his last match for Paris Saint-Germain. According to Sigurdsson the time was …

“Winning two Champions League titles in one season will be an achievement”

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INTERVIEW – Reaching the FINAL4 with Veszprém without playing the Round of Last 16 and a quarter-final feels peculiar, according to Kent Robin Tønnesen. By the same token, the experienced Norwegian right back is content that the Covid-19 break gives him more time to get back in shape, following his Achilles tendon injury. By Peter Bruun “All competition will be …

”The decision is nonsense”

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INTERVIEW – For Pick Szeged’s Spanish playmaker, Joan Canellas, the decision of the European Handball Federation (EHF), to nominate the four best teams of the group phase of the 2019/20 VELUX EHF Champions League to the FINAL4 makes no sense.  Nor, does the revised date of the tournament (December 28-29, 2020) find the agreement of the 2020 European champion. By …

“It’s an odd feeling”

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INTERVIEW – Today, Tuesday, Niklas Landin can celebrate his first German championship, after the 2019/20 Bundesliga season officially came to an end.  Based on a quotient calculation, THW Kiel were awarded the German championship. The experienced Danish goalkeeper admits that the decision feels just as strange as qualifying directly to the 2020 VELUX EHF FINAL4, currently scheduled for the middle …

“Do we want to continue to play handball?”

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By J. Schutz INTERVIEW – In the summer of 2019, two of Germany’s very best handball players – Shenia Minevskaja and Julia Behnke opted to leave TuS Metzingen and the Handball Bundesliga Frauen (HBF) behind. What looked like routine career moves from the outside were noteworthy transfers as not many German players decide to leave home base and take their …

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”It does not end here”

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INTERVIEW – Bent Dahl, the current assistant and future head coach of Siófok KC Hungary, is unwilling to accept the decision from the Hungarian Handball Federation to cancel all results of the 2019/20 season, effectively eliminating Siófok from a possible Champions League berth. “We’ll have to see what can be done about this situation,” he says in this exclusive interview …

“It is inevitable that there will be bankruptcies as a consequence of this”

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FEATURE – The financial consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic begin to affect handball all over the world. As more and more federations call an end to the 2019/20 handball season, the financial prospects of many clubs look increasingly bleak as no more games translate into economic hardship. By Peter Bruun The Covid-19 pandemic has shut-down the world as we …

“All competitions will be completed – somehow”

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FEATURE – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Handball Federation will try to resume club and national team competitions in June of this year, while FINAL4 tournaments have been rescheduled to later in August and early September. Even if the June date will be missed, EHF president, Michael Wiederer, assures that all competitions will be completed and as …