Norway… and not much else

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2017 Women´s World Championship – Day 2  After Germany´s 28:15 win in their opening match against Cameroon on Friday night, the 2017 World Championship got underway on Saturday with 11 additional games. Norway left no doubt that they are the top favorite for the title once again, as they ran over Hungary on a day that saw numerous surprises By …

Opening win – but at a price

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Germany recorded the expected victory in their home opener versus Cameroon at the 2017 World Championship. But too many missed opportunities and lack of concentration at times leave room for improvement. The premature exit of playmaker, Kim Naidzinavicius, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, only added to the concerns of coach Biegler. By Peter Bruun Germany vs Cameroon 28:15 (12:7) …

Aalborg adding to Veszprém crisis

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Champions League (M) – Round 9 Round nine in the Men´s Champions League saw Vardar consolidating their lead in Group A, while Paris Saint-Germain and Flensburg top Group B. Aalborg and Kristianstad delivered surprises, while Thierry Omeyer demonstrated that he is still going strong. By Peter Bruun The Champion – Round 9 Rhein-Neckar Löwen vs HC Vardar (Group A) 21:21 …

“We know we are important”

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INTERVIEW – Johanna Bundsen knows that she and her goalkeeper colleague, Filippa Idéhn, will be crucial to Sweden’s success at the 2017 World Championship, beginning in Germany in just a few days. By Peter Bruun Usually, it has been European championships where Sweden has been successful in women´s handball. The best achievements came in 2010, when they won the silver …

“I am okay with my role”

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INTERVIEW – 11 minutes on the court was all Kristina “Mulle” Kristiansen got at the 2016 European championship. Still, the fast and creative playmaker from Danish champion, Nykøbing Falster, is okay with it, possibly assuming the same role at the World Championship, next month in Germany. By Peter Bruun In her club, she is a star. Kristina Kristiansen – known …

“Pressure does not bother me”

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INTERVIEW – Stine Jørgensen is one of the key players who simply will have to perform if Denmark wants to be successful at the upcoming World Championship. However, the experienced left back and playmaker is used to pressure and responsibility, in the national team as well as on the club level.  It does not bother her, she claims. By Peter …

Vardar and PSG lead the pack

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Champions League (M) – Round 8 Round eight in the Men´s Champions League saw ruling champions Vardar Skopje extending their lead in Group A, and so did Paris Saint-Germain in Group B. By Peter Bruun HC Vardar from Skopje and Paris Saint-Germain are running away from the other teams in their respective Champions League groups. Both teams booked crucial wins …

Favorites came through

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Champions League (W) – Round 6 When looking back at the group phase of the Women´s Champions League and the way the main round groups shape up after the last round of play, we have to conclude that the favorites did what was expected of them. But audiences enjoyed a few refreshing surprises along the way. By Peter Bruun This …

Paris – Finally

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Champions League (M) – Round 7 In the seventh round of the Men´s Champions League group phase, Paris Saint-Germain demonstrated what they are really capable of – finally. The round also showcased an impressive and heroic effort from Rein-Neckar Löwen, and it provided at least one juicy surprise. By Peter Bruun The top match in Group B between Paris and …