“All competitions will be completed – somehow”

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 a consequence some rounds may ha… »

End of Season?

FEATURE – How do handball players deal with the Covid-19 break? Is it a welcome interruption of an otherwise tough schedule or do they fear an even tighter program once competition resumes? Should all… »

“I see a bright future for our national team”

INTERVIEW – After the 2020 summer Olympics, Tomas Axnér will take over as Sweden’s women´s national handball coach – it will a first. He doesn’t see his lack of experience as women´s coach as a handic… »

“We cannot allow Esbjerg to score another 31 goals”

INTERVIEW – Grace Zaadi is well aware that Metz Handball will have to tighten their defense compared to the first match against Team Esbjerg, if they expect to have a chance in Denmark and secure first place in Group 1 of the main round, in the DELO EHF Champions League. Still, she is impressed how her team has dealt with the many injuries and some tough opposition, so far this season. By Peter Br… »

“I hope to finish my time in Odense in style”

INTERVIEW – Stine Jørgensen, captain of Denmark´s women´s national handball team, explains her somewhat surprising decision to join SG BBM Bietigheim after three years with Odense Handbold. By Peter B… »

“We have a lot at stake”

INTERIEW – Kristine Breistøl enjoys having qualified for the quarter-final of the DELO EHF Champions League with Team Esbjerg. Now, the hard-shooting, Norwegian, back-court player sees a good chance t… »

“In Hungary they play a fast and tough handball and I am looking forward to it”

By J. Schutz INTERVIEW –  It was one of the more spectacular transfers of last year, when German international, Julia Behnke, left TuS Metzingen to join the 2019 DELO EHF Champions League finalist, Rostov-Don.  Since then, she has taken major steps forward in her development as handball player – progress that could be witnessed at the World Cup, in Japan, last December.  But, it did not stop there… »

“The tough part is getting to Cologne”

INTERVIEW – He already won the Champions League twice with HC Vardar Skopje in 2017 and 2019. Now, Igor Karacic is aiming to win the most prestigious club competition in the world for the third time i… »

“I am sure we have learned from our mistakes”

INTRVIEW – Györ are in some real danger of suffering their first defeat in 35 Champions League matches.  A loss would mean surrendering first place in their main round group, as the Hungarian champion… »

“My hunger for handball has grown so much bigger”

INTERVIEW – It was diagnosed as a minor injury, but it took more than a year, before Casper U. Mortensen was back on the handball court. Last Saturday, Barca’s left wing celebrated his comeback, when he played in the first half of the EHF Champions League match against Zagreb. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, the Danish star shares his thoughts and feelings about an injury that l… »