VIDEO: Having won Norway’s fourth Women’s World Championship, Stine Oftedal and Henny Reistad share their feelings on what happened in that incredible second half against France, which saw them win 29:22 in the final of Spain 2021.
Norway blast past France with stunning second half
Spain 2021 Final – France vs Norway 22:29 (16:12) By Chris O’Reilly Before the Game A final pairing which has become a contemporary classic. They meet in the world final for the fourth time in history – Norway won two, at Denmark/Norway 1999 and at Brazil 2011, while France claimed the title at Germany 2017. They also met in …
Kristina Jørgensen reacts to bronze medal win
IDEO: Following Denmark’s 35:28 win over Spain the in bronze medal match at the Women’s World Championship 2021, Kristina Jørgensen spoke to Chris O’Reilly about her delight at the major breakthrough, how the match developed and at what point she knew the medal was won.
Denmark bounce back to deliver bronze
Spain 2021 Bronze Medal Match – Denmark vs Spain 35:28 (16:13) By Chris O’Reilly Before the Game 10 years on from their bronze medal clash at Brazil 2011, Spain and Denmark were at it again on Sunday afternoon. Given where the teams are in their development and their current circumstances, this one would really matter to both. 2019 finalists …
Grand finale to an unpredictably predictable event
By Chris O’Reilly As Norway and France take centre stage at the Palau d’Esports de Granollers at 17:30 CET on Sunday, excitement is certain to take hold of us all. The two best teams in the world right now are contesting the final and rightly so. If last year’s EHF EURO final is anything to go by, it will be …
Sanna Solberg: “We needed to trust our concept”
VIDEO: Norway left wing Sanna Solberg spoke after the semi-final victory over Spain about the physical contest, how their confidence has grown since progressing from a tough main round and what they expect to face from France in Sunday’s World Championship final.
Player Ratings – Norway vs Spain
Spain 2021 Semi-final – Norway vs Spain 27:21 (11:11) By Chris O’Reilly IN FOCUS: Friday’s second semi-final saw Spain and the majority of the packed arena fend off the Norwegian challenge for as long as possible, before succumbing to a six-goal loss, which sends the Scandinavians on to Sunday’s final against France, while Spain battle Denmark for bronze. Here are …
France leave it late to devastate Danes
Spain 2021 Semi-final – France vs Denmark 23:22 (10:12) By Chris O’Reilly Before the Game Spain 2021’s two most dominant defences came head-to-head. Two very different approaches to the art but both incredibly effective, who would be able to force their style of play to the fore? France come into this as reigning Olympic champions and seem to be slowly …
Kristina Jørgensen: “Everyone on this team has something special”
VIDEO: Denmark’s Kristina Jørgensen speaks to Chris O’Reilly on the eve of their second major semi-final in 12 months, sharing her view on facing France, her role with the team on and off the court and why Denmark are the coolest team in the world.
Pineau enjoying herself more than ever after Olympic success
VIDEO: Allison Pineau spoke to Chris O’Reilly on Thursday about France’s win over Sweden in the quarter-finals of Spain 2021, how Olympic gold has lifted pressure off her shoulders and what factors are key to navigating through the final weekend of a major championship.