Spain – finally

In their fifth final at a European championship, Spain finally managed to lift the trophy.  After an impressive second half, coach Ribera’s men sealed the triumph against the four times European champions from Sweden. By Peter Bruun Spain vs Sweden 29:23 (12:14) Before the Match None of the two teams arrived at the final weekend undefeated. Spain had suffered two losses along the way, while Sweden… »

Bleak Future

OPINION – only on a few occasions did the Croatian host reach full potential at the EHF EURO 2018 and Domagoj Duvnjak´s early injury only counts as a partial excuse for Croatia´s premature exit. By Pe… »

”Impressed by goalkeepers”

INTERVIEW – Goalkeepers have been in focus at the 2018 European championship – fully deserved, finds Sweden´s goalkeeping coach, Mats Olsson. He is impressed by the level of goalkeeping at the tournam… »

Spaniards and Swedes agree…

FEATURE – … on at least one thing ahead of the final at the 2018 European championship, on Sunday night: The team with the best defense and best goalkeepers will win it all By Peter Bruun  Talking to the players from Spain and Sweden the day before the final of the 2018 European championship, in Zagreb, you come to realize that players from both sides agree that defense and goalkeeping will make t… »

“Our defense can make us European champions”

INTERVIEW – Sweden´s star in the semifinal against Denmark, goalkeeper Andreas Palicka, believes in his team´s defense qualities, to win the final match of the EHF EURO 2018, against Spain, on Sunday.… »

It’s Spain vs Sweden…at EURO’18

The semifinals at the 2018 European championship turned into a day of surprises. First, Spain got the better end of France, winning decisively and in the last match of the night, Sweden defeated their… »

“We just kept believing in ourselves”

INTERVIEW – Pavel Horak, the grand old man of the national handball team of the Czech Republic explains his squad´s surprisingly good performance and sixth place at the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun “Our team spirit was the key factor. “There is really no secret behind our success. We just kept believing in ourselves and in each other.” These are the words of Pavel Horak, the 35-year-… »

“Versatility is our strength”

INTERVIEW – Denmark´s joker on left back, Michael Damgaard, finds that depth and versatility of the Danish team, are the two key factors explaining why the squad is in the semifinal at the 2018 Europe… »

“Looking forward to a Flensburg reunion”

INTERVIEW – Among other things, the European championship semifinal between Denmark and Sweden will be a reunion of several SG Flensburg-Handewitt players. No less than seven, maybe eight of the playe… »

“We are ready for a physical game”

INTERVIEW – The “general” of Spain’s defense, Viran Morros, is fully prepared for a tactical and very physical semifinal against France, on Friday at the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun He really is a line player. However, when was the last time you saw Viran Morros play in offense – be it in his in his club team, FC Barcelona, or the Spanish national team? Second-wave counter attacks a… »