Easy wins – France and Sweden boost chances for semi-finals

In Group I, neither France nor Sweden had any trouble winning their respective matches in Zagreb, on Monday night. France defeated Serbia 39:30, before Sweden beat Belarus 29:20. By Peter Bruun Serbia vs France 30:39 (12:19) Before the Match  While Serbia entered the game without a chance to proceed further in the tournament, France could take an important step towards the semifinals. Strange as i… »

“We have lost the wrong matches”

INTERVIEW – Norway´s national coach Christian Berge acknowledges that his team lost the two matches they could not afford to lose at the 2018 European championship – against France and Croatia. It’s t… »

“The best feeling you can imagine”

INTERVIEW – Denmark´s “match winner” against Germany, Casper U. Mortensen speaks to stregspiller.com about playing against his Bundesliga colleagues, seven-against-six, and that his team being very cl… »

Denmark’s win – a tactical triumph

In a match characterized by tactics and fight, Denmark took a huge step towards the semi-final, succeeding 26:25 against Germany, on Sunday evening, in Varazdin. Germany, on the other hand, are in real trouble, now. By Peter Bruun Germany vs Denmark (9:8) Before the Match It was the match between the ruling European champions and the Olympic champions. Thus far, Germany were one of the undefeated… »

“Plenty of room for improvement”

INTERVIEW – There is plenty of room for improvement in Sweden´s offense, realizes left back Lukas Nilsson. He also acknowledges that his team gets into trouble if their “speed game” doesn’t work, as i… »

France and Croatia take major steps towards semi-final

Ruling World champions France and host Croatia took major steps towards the semi-finals of the 2018 European championship. A brilliant defense performance served as basis for France’s win against Swed… »

”Running fast is my business”

INTERVIEW – Running fast-breaks is one of the hallmarks of handball made in Norway, and it certainly has been at this 2018 European championship. As the only right wing in the team, Kristian Bjørnsen is a crucial figure executing this aspect of the game and he is acutely aware of his task. By Peter Bruun Running fast-breaks backed by a solid 6-0 defense has been a major element in Norway’s success… »

“Croatia will have a real hard time stopping us”

INTERVIEW – Sander Sagosen, talks to stregspiller.com about his important role in Norway’s national handball team, and how joining Paris Saint-Germain has boosted his career. By Peter Bruun In a stron… »

“Fine with us to be considered favorites”

INTERVIEW – Norway’s left wing Magnus Jøndal has no problem with his team mentioned among the favorites to lift the trophy at the EHF 2018 European championship. “It only shows that others think that… »

Norway in control – Croatia on the brink

Norway and Croatia both took major steps towards the semi-final at the 2018 European championship, as they opened the main round with victories in Group I. Norway’s concentrated effort in the second half was enough to dispose of harmless Serbs, while Croatia had significant troubles securing their win against Belarus. By Peter Bruun Serbia vs Norway 27:32 (17:17) Before the Match Serbia needed Swe… »