Nothing ventured, nothing gained

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MATCH REVIEW – France did not hit a high note in their second to last main round match, as they were close to losing this important encounter against Sweden. In the end, they managed a lucky draw – and one point on a bad day is not that bad after all. By Peter Bruun Main Round Group I, Nantes Sweden …

“We all work for each other and that’s the way we succeed”

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INTERVIEW – Having their second main round game at the 2018 European championship, against Sweden, postponed from Saturday to Sunday does not bother the French women at all, not when asking backcourt player, Estelle Nze Minko. “We are professionals and can deal with such a situation,” she says in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com. By Peter Bruun  In the early …

“Responsibility is fine with me”

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INTERVIEW – With Tamara Horacek injured, the responsibilities of organizing the offense of “Les Femmes de Defis” at the 2018 EHF European championship rest squarely on the shoulders of Grace Zaadi. However, the 25-year-old center back of Metz Handball is quite comfortable with the workload that she is facing at the ongoing tournament. By Peter Bruun France is a lucky …

“The delay is annoying”

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INTERVIEW – As the rest of the Serbian team, line player Sladjana Pop-Lazic, is frustrated that the games scheduled for Saturday at the 2018 European championship, are now postponed until Sunday due to expected demonstrations all over France. As a consequence, Serbia will have to play two matches on consecutive days.  Still, the unexpected turn of events can’t ruin the upbeat …

Montenegro keep semi-final hopes alive

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MATCH REVIEW – Even though the final result only showed a two-goal difference, Montenegro were the by far better team in the late match, in Group II, in Nantes on Thursday night. By Peter Bruun Main Round Group I Sweden vs Montenegro 28:30 (14:18) Before the Match  *Sweden carried two points to the main round, while Montenegro had nothing to …

France overcome Denmark without trouble

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MATCH REVIEW – France dominated Denmark, as they opened the main round with a six-goal win against the Scandinavians, on Thursday evening. The difference between the teams was all too obvious and in the Danish team, only Stine Jørgensen will have some reason and look back at the match, as she became the highest scoring Danish player in the history …

Romania run over Norway to win Group D

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MATCH REVIEW – Romania did not only win Group D, they’ll also take a maximum of four points to the main round, as they humiliated the reigning European champions from Norway, in the last group match, in Brest. By Peter Bruun Group D Norway vs Romania 23:31 (12:18) Before the Match *Both teams had qualified for the main round already, …

Germany clinch main round berth

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MATCH REVIEW – According to Angie Geschke, Germany didn’t want to play a catch-up again, yet this was exactly what they had to do in the match against the Czech Republic. By Peter Bruun Group D Germany vs Czech Republic 30:28 (16:16) Before the Match  *A win or a draw would send Germany to the main round and the Czech …

On this day in handball history…

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FEATURE – Germany´s fate at the 2018 EHF European championship, in France will be decided on a historic day in German women´s handball. On Wednesday, when Germany face the Czech Republic, it will mark the 25 year anniversary of Germany´s first World Championship title. Veteran player, Angie Geschke, does not expect it to play a big part in players’ heads …