Just another day at the office

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By Kevin Domas Two games and he already got the world at this feet. Melvyn Richardson is this kind of player. Yesterday, at Lanxess Arena, he scored f0ur goals within minutes against Spain, in Frances’ first game of the main round at the 2019 World championship. That’s exactly the same performance he delivered against Russia on Thursday, his very first …

“For us to be ahead of Serbia makes us extremely proud”

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Photo: Kevin Domas By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Denmark’s powerful performance against Norway or the clash between France and German have made the headlines during the preliminary phase of the World Championship, but in the shadows of Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, Brazil have written history. The South-Americans, won three games and made it to the main round of a World Cup, …

Mahe – finally

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If Christian Prokop was satisfied with Germany’s draw against France, “Les Experts” were in complete agreement. Even though Didier Dinart’s men were trailing most of the time, they showed up when it counted most.  In goal, Vincent Gérard may not have delivered his best performance ever, but he had a crucial save against Fabian Böhm. By the same token, Timothey …

“Final” Match of Group A

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By Chris O’Reilly + Kevin Domas Head-to-Head – Germany vs France Tuesday evening’s headline match in Berlin provides us with the first true heavyweight clash of the 2019 World Championship, co-hosts Germany against defending champions France. Both teams look certain to progress from Group A, but there are crucial main round points at stake here as well as a chance …

Noch einmal schlafen…

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By Kevin Domas In Berlin, everything is going according to plan. Germany and France lead Group A with four points each and both favorites have been going down the same path. A first game of average quality, including wins that didn’t convince anyone except themselves. The stress of dealing with the vagaries of a  first game was to blame for …

“We’ve got no plan – I’m here if they need me”

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By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – You bet that the press officer of the French team didn’t expect as many journalists turning up. But, on Sunday morning, almost 40 of them squeezed in a tight room to witness first hand what Nikola Karabatic, the superstar from Paris Saint-Germain, had to say in his first public press conference after the joining Team …

He’s Back!

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By Kevin Domas  “Nikola Karabatic is in town!” The news shocked everybody in the world of handball. Even French journalists back in Paris were caught by surprise when the news spread late, on Friday evening.  The decision of Karabatic’s return came after a lackluster victory against Brazil; a “success” that made it clear that without the 34-year old player, the …

Winds of change are blowing in France and Spain

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By Kevin Domas  The winners of the previous two international competitions are approaching the unknown, as both countries face similar problems, while heavily relying on young players as old generations slowly retire.  Spain are assured of remaining “Kings of Europe” until next year, while France might lose their crown in three weeks time. “We’re not title holders of anything. A …