“We just have to focus on ourselves”

By Peter Bruun INTERVIEW – Eight goals from Nadine Schatzl contributed big time, as FTC added to CSM Bucuresti´s worries, when they defeated the Romanian top club 32:23, at the Women´s Champions League, last weekend. In this interview, the 26-year-old left wing is fully aware that the quarter-final is still a far away dream, not to speak of a FINAL4 appearance. Schatzl was one of FTC’s players, wh… »

GROUP F – Home court – Sweden’s disadvantage

PREVIEW – Letting Denmark play their preliminary- and main round games in Malmö was a great idea from an organizer´s point of view, as the arena will be flooded with Danish fans. From the Swedish pers… »

GROUP E – Familiar faces

PREVIEW – Group E in Malmö consists of teams who know each other very well from previous championships. The ruling Olympic- and World champions from Denmark are the team to beat, but this group may be… »

GROUP D – Yet, another battle between France and Norway

PREVIEW – France and Norway are the likely candidates to succeed in Group D, in Trondheim, making their direct encounter even more important. Looking at a tough main round group, each team will need every point they can get. By Peter Bruun The word “surprise” won’t do justice if France and Norway won’t be the two teams who proceed to the main round. A much improved Portugal may be able to irritate… »

GROUP C – Smooth sailing for Spain and Germany

PREVIEW – There are two clear favorites in Group C, the third group in stregspiller.com´ s EHF EURO 2020 preview. Spain and Germany won’t be facing any problems against neither Latvia nor the Netherla… »

GROUP B – Can the co-hosts deliver?

PREVIEW – On to Group B, where Austria is one of the three co-hosts. It will be interesting to see what Austria can accomplish given home-court advantage, in what looks like the weakest group of the c… »

GROUP A – The Balkan Party

PREVIEW – Group A is made up of three teams from former Yugoslavia. Croatia look like the odds-on favorites, but they will have their work cut out for them – certainly in the main round. By Peter Bruun We begin our preview taking a closer look at Group A – the Balkan party, includes Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, plus Belarus. The three neighboring teams should guarantee tough fights in addition… »

Quo vadis, Denmark?

COLUMN – After another disappointing championship, Denmark’s officials will have to ask themselves if their women´s national team really is no better than this, or if something can be done to boost wo… »

Peter Bruun’s Corner

Welcome to “Peter Bruun’s Corner”. Peter is a Danish freelance journalist since 1999 with 14 years of radio experience including live reports covering the sport of handball as well as football. He cur… »

You big, roaring bear, I am gonna miss you!

OPINION – He is a coach, who almost everybody has something to say about. Evgeny Trefilov, head coach of Russia’s women’s handball team, announced his retirement from active duty not too long ago.  It marks the end of a coaching career that has been successful, colorful and controversial at times. The roaring, Russian bear deserves a farewell. By Peter Bruun First of all, this is not an obituary.… »