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… »

Germans agree – Improvement is needed

FEATURE – Finn Lemke, Patrick Groetzki and Steffen Weinhold can all agree on one thing: Improvement will be needed in the upcoming main round matches, if the ruling European champions are going to hav… »

“Seven-against-six does nothing good for handball”

INTERVIEW – Macedonian goalkeeper veteran, Borko Ristovski, is no fan of playing seven-against-six when in attack; a tactic his team practiced quite a bit against Germany in their last group match, at… »

Another draw

Germany seem to get involved in handball drama every time they play. Once again, they drew 25:25, this time after an intense fight with Macedonia. By Peter Bruun Group C Germany vs FYR Macedonia 25:25 (12:11) Before the Match  Germany had started the tournament in convincing fashion, defeating Montenegro 32:19, before a somewhat sobering second group match against Slovenia. Only a penalty goal aft… »

“What a game to play from the start”

NTERVIEW – For the first time at this European championship, Jerry Tollbring got his chance to play the start, as Sweden defeated the Croatian hosts35:31 in the last group match, on Tuesday evening. s… »

Sweden trashes host – Iceland in main round after thriller

Serbia were close to robbing Iceland of what looked like a secure main round berth in the very last minutes, in their last match, in Group A. But Iceland managed to ride the storm.  The same could not… »

“We feel the the pressure but that’s normal”

INTERVIEW – Croatian left back, Marko Mamic, is happy about the massive support his team enjoys at the 2018 European championship on home ground. But he and his teammates also feel the pressure based on sky-high expectations of the many fans and supporters of Team Croatia. By Peter Bruun Croatia have qualified for the main round of the European championship well in advance of the last match day in… »

“Change of club and country has affected me”

INTERVIEW – The change from Füchse Berlin to Veszprém did have an impact on Petar Nenadic´s mental preparations ahead of the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun Petar Nenadic is a man who has b… »

“I have to be faster and more dangerous”

INTERVIEW – Zarko Sesum realizes that he and several of the other experienced players of Team Serbia will have to step up big, to beat Iceland with four goals in their remaining group match and procee… »

Croatia and Sweden clinch main round berth

Croatia and Sweden are ready for the main round after Day 2 in Group A, in Split. Both teams earned decisive and deserved victories against Iceland and Serbia respectively, while the two losers will fight it out for a last main round ticket, on Tuesday. By Peter Bruun Serbia vs Sweden 25:30 (10:16) Before the Match Both teams were under significant pressure after losing the first game of the tourn… »