IHF World Cup XXVII FINAL | Player Ranking – Denmark vs Sweden

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By Chris O’Reilly FINAL: Denmark vs Sweden 26:24 (13:13) A nervy and occasionally scrappy Scandinavian derby was decided by experienced heads and a few moments of inspiration as Denmark successfully retained their World Championship crown with a two-goal win over Sweden. Here are the ratings for all players involved in the match and the two head coaches, with everyone rated …

IHF World Cup XXVII | Player Ranking – Spain vs Norway

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By Chris O’Reilly This quarter-final was the most anticipated of Wednesday’s quartet but it turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax as the star attraction limped off early and Spain’s wonderful first half performance gave them enough breathing space to progress to the semi-final against Denmark at a canter, winning 31:26. Here are the ratings for all players …

A weird and wonderful week at Egypt 2021

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By Chris O’Reilly The preliminary round of the World Handball Championship 2021 has come to an end and that is something we were not 100% sure would happen this time last week. For an event shrouded in disappointing news and criticism before it even began, I’m surprised by how enjoyable it has been. We’ve been treated to seven days of …

Player Ratings – THW Kiel vs Barça

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VELUX EHF FINAL4 – GOLD MEDAL MATCH THW Kiel vs Barça 33:28 (19:16) By Chris O’Reilly THW Kiel defied the odds and stunned the seemingly unstoppable Barça to claim their fourth EHF Champions League title and the first since 2012 in their second thrilling encounter in 24 hours. Here are the ratings for all players involved in the match and …

Preview – VELUX EHF FINAL4 2020

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By Chris O’Reilly   Will Barça stick to the script for Christmas in Cologne? The VELUX EHF FINAL4 has rarely played out as predicted. In over the years, we’ve seen Hamburg, Flensburg, Kielce, Vardar, Montpellier and Vardar again tear the form book to pieces and claim the title in surprising circumstances. In fact, since 2013, only one team has stuck …