“Hopefully it’s just the beginning”

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By Sascha Staat & J. Schuetz   Hamburg, Germany The SG Flensburg have won the 2024 EHF European League defeating the reigning champions Füchse Berlin 36:31 (15:14) in a final match of handball at Hamburg’s Barclays arena.  The victory  ended a five-year drought “sans” title for the team of head coach, Nicolej Krickau. In the match for third place Rhein-Neckar …

Two down, one to go

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By Sascha Staat & J. Schuetz   Metz, France One week after the 12th triumph in the French Cup at Adidas arena, in Paris, Metz HB continued their record run at Ligue Butagaz Energie.  In the final match of the 2023/24 season the team of head coach, Emmanuel Mayonnade, needed a win to secure the 26th championship ever since the …

One Down, Two To Go

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By Sascha Staat and J. Schuetz Coupe de France 2024 – National – Metz HB vs JDA Dijon HB 29:20 (15:14) Paris, France Ahead of the clash between Metz HB and JDA Dijon HB  chances were slim that another team but the one from the Mosel region would win the 30th edition of the Coupe de France at Adidas arena, …

FINAL4 EHF European League (Women) – Media Day

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By Sascha Staat & J. Schuetz   Graz, Austria For a second time Raiffeisen Sportpark will host the 4th edition of the EHF European League (Women) FINAL4 and as the organizer’s promo slogan suggests the teams of CS Gloria 2018 BN, Dunarea Braila, Storhamar Handball Elite and Neptunes Nantes will be “All In”. Prior to game action, players and coaches …

“There is a real opportunity in front of us”

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By J. Schuetz   On her 28th birthday, Alina Grijseels,  the co-captain of the German national handball team looks back at the first qualification match against Slovenia and talks about some of adjustments after the IHF World championship in December of last year. In the past she and her teammates were often plagued by mental challenges once a tournament had …

Die Welle fast abgeritten

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Die Lage der Nation: Die Welle fast abgeritten   von Sascha Staat   „Wir haben unglaublich schlecht gespielt“, sagte Rune Dahmke nach dem Unentschieden der DHB-Auswahl gegen Österreich. Passender hätte es der Linksaußen kaum ausdrücken können. Das, was die Truppe von Alfred Gislason am Abend gegen den famos kämpfenden Nachbarn geboten hatte, war mit dieser Formulierung noch nett unterschrieben. Nicht …

“Mir gefällt unsere Entwicklung”

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von Sascha Staat   Vor dem EM-Qualifikationsspiel der Frauen-Nationalmannschaft des Deutschen Handballbunds gegen die Ukraine und weniger als zwei Monaten vor Beginn der Weltmeisterschaft in Dänemark, Norwegen und Schweden, sprach stregspiller.com mit Bundestrainer Markus Gaugisch über die Ausgangslage und seine Erwartungen. In Wetzlar (Anwurf 20:15 Uhr, SPORT1 überträgt das Spiel live) werden nicht nur die ursprünglich nominierten Alicia Stolle und …

“The fan will find the content”

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Photo: Dyn Media By J. Schuetz   August 23, 2023 marked a new beginning for German handball fans, when Dyn went live with the coverage of the PIXUM Supercup between THW Kiel and Rhein Neckar Loewen. Handball aside, Dyn will showcase basketball, volleyball, table tennis and field hockey and offer fans a unique experience on one single platform. stregspiller.com spoke …

“It’s really painful”

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2. EHF Champions League Semifinal PSG Paris vs Barlinek Industria Kielce 24:25 (14:16)   Result In the second semifinal of the day, Kielce prevailed after an exceptional low scoring second half (9:10) against the French champions. The win by the narrowest of margins allow Kielce to fight for gold come Sunday. What They Said Luc Steins On the reasons why …