Romania cruise into main round

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MATCH REVIEW – The difference between the two teams was bigger than the scoreboard indicated at the end of the match. Romania were the far better squad and led by as much as nine goals along the way. Cristina Neagu got her entry in the record book as the highest scoring player in the history of the EHF European championship. …

Norway back in the driver’s seat

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MATCH REVIEW – Norway were back in the driver’s seat, but the opposition was modest, as the Scandinavian’s swept the Czech Republic – especially in the first half By Peter Bruun Group D Czech Republic vs Norway 17:31 (10:20) Before the Match *Both teams needed a win following respective losses in the opening round of the tournament. *Norway´s coach, Thorir …

”We still feel no pressure”

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INTERVIEW – Germany took the world of handball by surprise, when they defeated Norway in their opening match at the 2018 EHF European championship. Even though such achievements create expectations, literally over night, national coach, Henk Groener, finds that his team can still play without pressure. By Peter Bruun  Henk Groener enjoyed tremendous success as coach of the women´s national …

”I don´t read Norwegian media”

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INTERVIEW – Norway´s head coach does not feel any pressure following his team’s defeat against Germany at the 2018 European championship, nor does he feel the heat of the country’s media. He simply does not consume local media products, as he shares with stregspiller.com. By Peter Bruun  “I don´t read Norwegian media.” That’s the plain and simple answer from Thorir …

Romania fight off Czech comeback

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MATCH REVIEW – Romania were already leading by nine goals, before the Czech Republic launched a late comeback, stopping short of a tie. By Peter Bruun Group D Romania vs Czech Republic 31:28 (17:11) Before the Match *The match was played on the 100th anniversary of Romania as a nation state. *Apart from striving for two crucial points, Romania were …

Germany with magnificent win

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MATCH REVIEW – It may have come as a surprise, when Russia defeated the French host 26:23 in the opening match, but Germany´s 33:32 against mighty Norway belongs in a category of its own. By Peter Bruun Group D Norway vs Germany 32:33 (16:15) Before the Match  *Norway were missing left wing, Thea Mørk, due to injury, which meant that …

 We’ve proven that we are able to succeed, not only once but repeatedly”

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By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Eleven years ago, Allison Pineau took part in her first international competition for France, at the tender age of 18. It was a big one; a major event for French women handball: The 2007 World championship on home soil. “A lot of things happened since then, but today it’s water under the bridge. “I remember …

“We need to show our strength in championships as well”

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INTERVIEW – Poland have impressed, achieving some fine results in recent test matches. National coach, Leszek Krowicki, hopes to continue on this path at the upcoming European championship. By Peter Bruun At the Golden League in Denmark earlier this fall, Poland showed up considerably improved. Following a loss against Norway in the opening match, Poland’s women managed to defeat the …