A weird and wonderful week at Egypt 2021

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By Chris O’Reilly The preliminary round of the World Handball Championship 2021 has come to an end and that is something we were not 100% sure would happen this time last week. For an event shrouded in disappointing news and criticism before it even began, I’m surprised by how enjoyable it has been. We’ve been treated to seven days of …

Egypt 2021 Preview

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By Chris O’Reilly With a record 32 teams competing as well as the conditions and participants constantly changing, the Men’s World Championship 2021 looks set to be one of the wildest rides in handball to date. Rather than a traditional look through the groups and discussing a number of teams you don’t want to read about, here’s a short collection …

Player Ratings – THW Kiel vs Barça

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VELUX EHF FINAL4 – GOLD MEDAL MATCH THW Kiel vs Barça 33:28 (19:16) By Chris O’Reilly THW Kiel defied the odds and stunned the seemingly unstoppable Barça to claim their fourth EHF Champions League title and the first since 2012 in their second thrilling encounter in 24 hours. Here are the ratings for all players involved in the match and …

PSG pick themselves up to claim bronze

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VELUX EHF FINAL4 – BRONZE MEDAL MATCH Telekom Veszprém HC vs Paris Saint-Germain 26:31 (11:14) By Chris O’Reilly Before the Match Easily one of the toughest games to get motivated for when you play for clubs of this stature. PSG came into the game on the back of a disappointing, if not expected, five-goal defeat to Barça on Monday evening. …

Preview – VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020

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By Chris O’Reilly   Will Barça stick to the script for Christmas in Cologne? The VELUX EHF FINAL4 has rarely played out as predicted. In over the years, we’ve seen Hamburg, Flensburg, Kielce, Vardar, Montpellier and Vardar again tear the form book to pieces and claim the title in surprising circumstances. In fact, since 2013, only one team has stuck …