“It’s such a big deal for Dutch handball”

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EURO 2022 Hungary / Slovakia   Interview: Kay Smits (Netherlands) By J. Schuetz   The 2022 European championships have turned into a historic event for the Dutch men’s national handball team.  After two wins in the preliminary round of the competition, the crew of head coach, Erlingur Richardsson, have advanced to the next stage of the tournament. One of the …

“I expected us to be in this situation”

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EURO 2022 Hungary / Slovakia   Interview: Aron Palmarsson and Bjorgvin Gustavsson By J. Schuetz It’s been a while since Iceland showed up as a medal contender at a European championship. Back in 2010 was the one and only time (so far) the team from the North won precious metal. In Austria, coach Gudmundur Gudmundsson led his squad to a …

Fast and Furious

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DELO EHF Champions League 2021/22 Gyoer AUDI ETO vs. Metz HB 39:30 (20:14) By J. Schuetz   Before the Match For both teams it was the first EHF Champions League match in 2022 as the earlier round in January was cancelled for both clubs because of the ongoing repercussions of the Covid pandemic. Gyoer would have to do without goalkeeper …

Concentrated effort power France past Croatia

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EURO 2022 – Croatia vs. France vs Norway 22:27 (11:13) By J. Schuetz   Before the Game The current Covid virus variant, hygiene concepts and an ever increasing number of infected players dominated the weeks and days before the opening round at EURO 2022.  Croatia and France were affected as well.  While Nikola Karabatic (France) recovered in time to be …

“Handball has always been and will continue to be one of the loves of my life”

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By J. Schuetz   Just a week ago the 25th IHF Women’s World Championship came to a close with Norway winning their fourth title after a tense and most entertaining final against the reigning Olympic champions from France. Already during the early rounds of the tournament much of the discussion and analysis had focused on the expanded format of this …

Denmark bounce back to deliver bronze

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Spain 2021 Bronze Medal Match – Denmark vs Spain 35:28 (16:13) By Chris O’Reilly   Before the Game 10 years on from their bronze medal clash at Brazil 2011, Spain and Denmark were at it again on Sunday afternoon. Given where the teams are in their development and their current circumstances, this one would really matter to both. 2019 finalists …