Ideal start for hosts Japan against Argentina

Opening Match – Ideal start for hosts Japan against Argentina By Chris O’Reilly On an opening day with a packed schedule, a match between 16th and 23rd place at the last World Championship may not appear the obvious choice to highlight, but this was no ordinary occasion. Japan opened the 2019 championship in front of a packed house at Park Dome, claiming a 24:20 victory over Argentina and ensuring… »

A new bear in town

Kumamoto Chronicles: A new bear in town By Chris O’Reilly My colleague Peter Bruun paid tribute to former Russia coach Evgeny Trefilov on Wednesday with “You big, roaring bear, I am gonna miss you!” B… »

Japan 2019 – Group D Preview

Japan 2019 – Group D Preview The whirl around the four preliminary round groups comes to an end with Group D, home of the host nation Japan. This collection of teams is notable for its two clear favou… »

You big, roaring bear, I am gonna miss you!

OPINION – He is a coach, who almost everybody has something to say about. Evgeny Trefilov, head coach of Russia’s women’s handball team, announced his retirement from active duty not too long ago.  It marks the end of a coaching career that has been successful, colorful and controversial at times. The roaring, Russian bear deserves a farewell. By Peter Bruun First of all, this is not an obituary.… »

Japan 2019 – Group C Preview

By Chris O’Reilly Japan 2019 – Group C Preview Our build-up to the Women’s IHF World Championship 2019 gains momentum as we move on to Group C, featuring rejuvenation, youth, doping drama and debutant… »

Japan 2019 – Group B Preview

By Chris O’Reilly Japan 2019 – Group B Preview As we inch ever closer to the beginning of the Women’s IHF World Championship 2019, we continue our look at each of the preliminary round pools with Grou… »

Japan 2019 – Group A Preview

By Chris O’Reilly Japan 2019 – Group A Preview With the Women’s IHF World Championship just days away, we continue our countdown to the event with a look at each of the four groups individually. Each group’s contenders will be placed into different categories, depending on their predicted chances and in Group A, it’s clear to see that two teams stand out above the rest – three-time world champions… »

“I am still getting used to playing with Cindric”

INTERVIEW – A decent rivalry could have been on the horizon, when Luka Cindric joined Barca from Kielce before this season. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, Aron Palmarsson denies al… »

“The FINAL4 is a constant dream for me as it is for our entire team”

INTERVIEW – Being back “home” in Buducnost after three years with CSM Bucuresti, Majda Mehmedovic looks back at a Champions League group phase with mixed success and previews the prospects of Monteneg… »

“It doesn´t matter if you play ugly, as long as you win”

INTERVIEW – The 25:21 away win against CSM Bucuresti in the Women´s Champions League on Sunday may have been Team Esbjerg’s best international achievement yet, but it was not their best game. At least not according to Dutch star, Estavana Polman, who saw more qualities other than great handball as key reasons for the sensational victory. By Peter Bruun Most of the pundits would probably agree that… »