Denmark and Korea left deadlocked after 60 tense and thrilling minutes

Match of the day – Korea vs Denmark By Chris O’Reilly Day two of the Women’s IHF World Championship continued to deliver drama as the evening’s headline game between Korea and Denmark ended in a stalemate, 26:26. Before the match Korea pulled off the biggest shock of the opening day, putting reigning champions France to the sword, inspired by 12 goals from right back Eun Hee Ryu. Denmark had a sof… »

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 app… »

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 favourites, while the other four have a glorious opportunity to jump into the main round. By Chris O’Reilly Top dogs              It is the beginning of a new era for Russia as Ambros Martin leads the side… »

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… »

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 Group B. Reigning champions France are deserved favourites to take maximum points into the main round, but this appears to be the “group of death” with dangerous teams hiding around every corner. Top dogs… »

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… »

“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 Montenegro at the IHF World Cup in Japan, where she has high expectations for the national team. By Peter Bruun Majda Mehmedovic and her Buducnost teammates finished the group phase in the Women´s DELO EHF Ch… »