Close but predictable

PREVIEW – The Women´s EHF Champions League FINAL4 in Budapest this upcoming weekend has been labeled as the closest one ever in the five-year short history of the tournament. This may be true, but one favorite may still stand out – not necessarily the team that appears to be strongest on paper. By Peter Bruun There are many stories that can be written about the 2018 Women´s FINAL4. One headline co… »

Casper Mortensen lives his childhood dream

By Sascha Staat It’s not official yet, but all rumors hint Danish left-wing, Casper Mortensen, joining Spanish handball giant FC Barcelona in the summer 2018. His current club, TSV Hannover-Burgdorf,… »

“Sunday’s game will be one in a lifetime”

By Kevin Domas David Balaguer is one heck of a successful handball player. After grabbing the gold medal at EURO 2018 together with his Spanish teammates, the right-winger of HBC Nantes has a golden o… »

“I think we can still do better”

By Sascha Staat The past few days have been quite emotional for Spanish veteran, Joan Canellas.  First, he returned to his former club, THW Kiel, for the first leg of the EHF Champions League quarterfinal and then he opted to leave Vardar at the end of the season to join MOL-Pick Szeged. I spoke to the reigning European champion about the matches against Kiel, his future and his impressive languag… »

“In Flensburg I can make my dream come true”

By Sascha Staat When SG Flensburg-Handewitt announced the signing of left-back Michal Jurecki in the summer of 2019, a lot of people were shaking their heads in disbelief – too old, too slow for a tea… »

“We have the chance to create another surprise”

FEATURE – Skjern Håndbold – the Danish club located in a village with a population of less than 8,000 and an annual operating budget of about EURO 3.0 Mio. – has created one of the most unexpected sur… »

”I want to win everything”

INTERVIEW – The news came as a bombshell when Odense announced the addition of Dutch star goalkeeper, Tess Wester, for the 2018/19 season. At stregspiller.com, Tess explains why she chose the Danish club and what she expects to achieve with the team. By Peter Bruun Denmark has not been represented in the Women´s EHF FINAL4 since FC Midtjylland finished fourth and last, in 2014. And a repeat appear… »

“Midtjylland always cause us trouble”

INTERVIEW – Vardar Skopje’s goalkeeper, Amandine Leynaud, does not feel sure about reaching the FINAL4 at all, despite her team´s one-goal lead before the second leg game, at home, against FC Midtjyll… »

“Starligue” for a reason

By Kevin Domas For the first time ever, France has qualified three teams for the EHF Champions League quarter-finals, and if you like, add the two clubs that will compete for the EHF Cup Final.  Only… »

“Upsets by the underdogs make handball more attractive”

By Sascha Staat Dominik Klein surely is one of Germany’s most popular players. The former left-wing of THW Kiel just recently announced his retirement, while enjoying the last months of a very successful career in Nantes. In fact, the French club has a good shot at reaching the Final4 of the 2017/18 Champions League –  one of the  topics I had the chance to talk about. Your Champions League perfor… »