“If Sweden get into the match it will be hard”

Four games, four wins at EURO 2020 for Team Norway.  Thus far, it has been smooth sailing for the squad of head coach, Christian Berge, and some of the pundits already conclude that the team can only beat itself. Magnus Jondal, begs to differ and sees a more challenging road towards Stockholm, where the final round of handball will take place.  stregspiller.com spoke with the Norwegian left-winger… »

“Most importantly the team has heart”

After 22 years Laszlo Nagy ended his handball career as a player in the summer of 2019 and took over as the sports director at Telekom Veszprem.  At EURO 2020, he is part of Hungary’s coaching staff … »

“People say it looks easy, I don’t see it that way”

According to most of the pundits Norway has emerged as the number one favorite at EURO 2020.  There are reasons galore to bet on the first triumph at a major championship.  For one, the team has perfo… »

“I think this team as a whole is better than its parts”

By Kevin Domas Fourteen years after their last participation, Portugal are back at the EHF EURO and they are here to stay, as they have demonstrated in the preliminary round of the competition. Actually, the team is largely responsible for the early elimination of France. Coach, Paulo Pereira, has been playing a big role in all of this, as he formed a real team and not just adding up a few talente… »

“Changes in defense are key to our performance”

By Kevin Domas His signing as new coach in Slovenia was one of the big news prior to the EHF EUR 2020.  After enduring the temper of Veselin Vujovic for a while, handball players of the national team… »

“From now on every game will be a final”

By Kevin Domas Who would have guessed that Slovenia will enter the Main Round of the EHF EURO 2020, with two points in the bag?  The bronze medallists of the 2017 World Championship are one of the pos… »

“I think this is the right time for Norway to win it all”

The day after Denmark dropped out at EURO 2020, stregspiller.com talked with Danish handball legend, Lars Christiansen, about the unexpected exit of the 2019 World Champion and the teams which have surprised thus far in the tournament. How do you explain the premature departure of Denmark at EURO 2020? LC:  There is a great deal of unrest, right now. Denmark did not reach the level they can play a… »

“I and the rest of the team have to step up to fill the void”

The day after Norway eliminated France from EURO 2020 all eyes were on Sander Sagosen (he scored ten goals against the two time Olympic champion) at the media call.  Yet, another player may be of even… »

“Two gold medals would be the best way to go”

By Kevin Domas The EHF EURO 2020 will mark the beginning of  a turning point in the history of French handball.  Three key players – Cédric Sorhaindo, Luc Abalo and Michaël – plan on stopping their in… »

“I’m not the new, young kid anymore”

Photo: K. Domas By Kevin Domas Changing clubs can be a bit hard to adapt to, especially for young players and even more so when going to another country. That’s exactly what happened for Romain Lagarde. At age 22, he left Nantes in the summer of 2019 to join Rhein-Neckar Löwen and only now he begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just in time before the EHF EURO 2020 gets into full swi… »