IHF World Cup XXVII | Match Summary – Poland vs Hungary

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By J. Schuetz Poland – Hungary 26:30 (10:16)   Before the Match After the decisive and expected win of Spain against Uruguay (38:23), Poland needed a win to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive. On the flip side, a Hungarian victory would send the team of head coach, Istvan Gulyas, to the next round before the final match in Group 1. …

IHF World Cup XXVII | Match Summary – Slovenia vs Sweden

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By J. Schuetz   Before the Match Following the win of host Egypt, 35:26 vs Belarus, and Russia’s victory against North Macedonia (32:20) earlier in the day, the encounter between Slovenia and Sweden at the IHF World Cup 2021 took on even more significance. A loss would take Slovenia effectively out of competition, whereas a tie would keep the door …

IHF World Cup XXVII | Match Summary – Portugal vs Norway

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By J. Schuetz   Before the Match Portugal arrived in the main round with a clean record following three straight wins in the opening phase of World Cup XXVII against Iceland (25:23), Marocco (33:20) and Algeria (26:19). Norway, in contrast, has been playing with the knife on their throat from day one, after the loss against France (24:28), in game …

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 …

Corona and the Men’s IHF World Cup 2021

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By J. Schuetz It’s Day 5 at the Men’s IHF World Cup 2021 and the “Bubble” still is not settled properly. Additional infections were diagnosed amongst team members of Cap Verde and as a result the match against Germany was cancelled – a first in the history of the sport. stregspiller.com addressed the challenges of organizing the tournament in the …

“We must be able to force the issue!”

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By J. Schuetz December 14th, EHF EURO 2020, Group II – Germany trail the Netherlands by one goal in Kolding’s “Sydbank” arena. With five seconds on the game clock, German goalkeeper Dinah Eckerle launches a precise, long-range pass across the field into the hands of teammate, Marlene Zapf, who could not convert – unfortunately. A draw would have send Eckerle …

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 …