“We can’t be satisfied when looking towards the future”

Mia Hermansson-Hogdahl doesn’t need much of an introduction.  The two time Champions League winner  and IHF Player of the Year (1994) is widely recognized as one of the best handball players ever. In her 216 matches for the Swedish national women’s team she scored a record 1091 goals.  Since 2003, she is the assistant coach of Norway’s women’s national handball team. stregspiller.com talked to her… »

“I immediately felt really good about the proposal from Odense”

It may be the top transfer of the 2020/21 season, as 2019 World champion, Lois Abbingh will leave Rostov-Don to join struggling Odense Handbold in the summer. In Denmark she will reunite with her nati… »

“In January it’s dark 24 hours a day in Iceland – so we try to give people hope with handball”

By Kevin Domas He may be 34, but Bjorgvin Pall Gustavsson remains one of those goalkeepers that can change the course of a game. He proved it, once again, against Portugal, when his saves helped his t… »

“If I would only know – I could be the coach in France or Denmark”

Three bronze and one gold medal at European championships between 2002 to 2008 are just some good reasons to talk with Danish handball legend, Joachim Boldsen, about the tops and flops at EURO 2020. He currently covers the competition for Norwegian TV.  stregspiller.com caught up with him in Malmo, where the teams of Group 2 are in the middle of main round play. What’s your opinion about the vario… »

Torbjorn Bergerud forces Sweden out of competition

By Kevin Domas The Scandinavian derby on Sunday evening had Sweden with their backs against the wall, as a defeat against Norway would lead to the elimination of the hosts from the EHF EURO 2020 Elsew… »

“We should not look at the big picture yet”

He was the Player of the Match against Sweden after saving 11 of 29 shots that came his way – Portugal’s goalkeeper, Alfredo Quintana.  Although, the host disappointed the home crowd, Quintana refuses… »

“Coach Pereira is giving us the confidence to succeed”

On Friday, Joao Ferraz and Tiago Rocha combined for eight of Portugal’s 35 goals against the home team from Sweden, at EURO 2020. On Media Day stregspiller.com caught up with both of them to talk about Iceland the upcoming opponent and the impact coach, Paulo Pereira has on the team. Can you still talk about Portugal as a “surprise team” at EURO 2020 after the 10-goal win against host Sweden? JF: … »

“Right now, our adrenalin level is really, really high”

In the match against Sweden, he scored six times, pushing Portugal that much closer to a decisive ten goal victory against the host of EURO 2020. By now, the outstanding performances of the team of he… »

“We know the Swedish players are a lot better than what they showed against Portugal”

Magnus Rod, is a cornerstone for his team at EURO 2020 at both ends of the court. and during media calls he is one of the most sought after players, next to Sander Sagosen and coach Christian Berge. … »

“If Sweden get into the match it will be hard”

Four games, four wins at EURO 2020 for Team Norway.  Thus far, it has been smooth sailing for the squad of head coach, Christian Berge, and some of the pundits already conclude that the team can only beat itself. Magnus Jondal, begs to differ and sees a more challenging road towards Stockholm, where the final round of handball will take place.  stregspiller.com spoke with the Norwegian left-winger… »