Noch einmal schlafen…

By Kevin Domas In Berlin, everything is going according to plan. Germany and France lead Group A with four points each and both favorites have been going down the same path. A first game of average quality, including wins that didn’t convince anyone except themselves. The stress of dealing with the vagaries of a  first game was to blame for the performance according to the two coaches. But, on Sat… »

“I am just happy to be here”

INTERVIEW – Harald Reinkind speaks to about his late entry at the 2019 IHF Word Championship and adjusting to a new life at THW Kiel. By Peter Bruun Having a break from a tough handba… »

“We’ve got no plan – I’m here if they need me”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – You bet that the press officer of the French team didn’t expect as many journalists turning up. But, on Sunday morning, almost 40 of them squeezed in a tight room to witness… »

“I very much would like to exchange silver for gold”

INTERVIEW – He is only 21 years old, but Magnus Abelvik Rød is already playing his third major championship, and for obvious reasons, he dreams of upgrading that silver medal, he won at the most recent World Championship, in France, to a golden one, this year. By Peter Bruun When I first interviewed Magnus Abelvik Rød, nearly three years ago, I already met a young man full of confidence and a good… »

He’s Back!

By Kevin Domas  “Nikola Karabatic is in town!” The news shocked everybody in the world of handball. Even French journalists back in Paris were caught by surprise when the news spread late, on Friday e… »

Another game, another XXL win

MATCH REVIEW – After trashing Chile by 23 goals in the opening match, Denmark took another double digit win, against Tunisia in the host´s first match, in Herning’s Boxen Arena. Tunisia never stood a… »

Norway smash Saudi Arabia

MATCH REVIEW – For the second day in succession, Norway lived up to expectations and trashed the underdog. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia lost the encounter by 19 goals in Herning’s Boxen Arena. By Peter Bruun Group C Norway vs Saudi Arabia 40:21 (20:10) Before the Match Neither team had much time to prepare for the match, as both were playing the previous evening with much different success. While Nor… »

Chile humiliate Austria

MATCH REVIEW – Only two days after losing by 23 goals to Denmark, Chile rose and defeated Austria by as much as eight goals. Austria left a disappointing impression, apparently underestimating the wil… »

It’s a start

MATCH REPORT – Norway did what they had to do – defeat Tunisia in their first match of the 2019 World Championship. Still, it took some time before the Scandinavian title contender created the differe… »

Winds of change are blowing in France and Spain

By Kevin Domas  The winners of the previous two international competitions are approaching the unknown, as both countries face similar problems, while heavily relying on young players as old generations slowly retire.  Spain are assured of remaining “Kings of Europe” until next year, while France might lose their crown in three weeks time. “We’re not title holders of anything. A lot of things have… »