Only two tickets left

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Champions League (W) – Round 5 Most pieces of the main round puzzle fell into place, and only two tickets are at stake this coming weekend. This does not mean that the rest of the matches are without importance – to the contrary. By Peter Bruun After five matches we are beginning to see the picture of the two main …

“I play where I make a difference”

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INTERVIEW – Anita Görbicz finds that her new role as left wing – after many years as playmaker – has made her more valuable to Györ. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, she also talks about her team’s injury problems this season, losing two matches in succession and working with foreign coaches. By Peter Bruun You cannot teach an “old …

Henk Groener + “Die Ladies”

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OPINION – Michael Biegler has done well – some would say surprisingly well – during his short spell at the helm of Germany’s women national handball team.  The arrival of Henk Groener after the World Championship has been great news and most importantly, he may bring continuity, an quality that has been eluding Germany´s national squad for so long. By …

Revenge for Györ – 1st defeat for Metz

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Champions League (W) – Round 4 Györ got their revenge against Rostov-Don and clinched main round berth, but they had to work hard for it. Metz suffered their first defeat while Vardar’s record remains flawless. By Peter Bruun Defending Champions League winners Györ avenged their earlier loss against Rostov-Don and booked their main round ticket. Despite leading 11:5 and 22:17, …

Great week for German and French teams

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Champions League (M) – Round 6 German and French teams cleared the table in the sixth round of the Men´s Champions League, while Poland´s two representatives suffered further defeats and both are in trouble with regards to their prospects in the tournament. By Peter Bruun Match day number six in the 2017/18 Champions League was a good one for German …

“I hope this will be my year”

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INTERVIEW –  Laura Van der Heijden hopes that this will be the season, where she and her new club, FTC, will reach the Champions League FINAL4, and win a gold medal with the Dutch national team at the 2017 World Cup. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, she reveals that there have been a few things to get used to …

It’s the human quality

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FEATURE – On the international stage, Danish coaches are more sought-after in women´s handball than ever before.  Experts see the human aspect and the ability to create a feeling of security as two of the key reasons, explaining the trend. By Peter Bruun  Bacon and dairy products may still be some of Denmark´s most important export articles, but further “services” have …

Flawless Vardar and Metz

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Champions League (W) – Round 3 Apart from FC Midtjylland´s 24:21 success against Rostov-Don last weekend, we have not seen any real surprises in the Women´s EHF Champions League. It all changed this weekend when Nykøbing Falster delivered a sensational result versus CSM Bucuresti and pointless Bietigheim surprised Vipers Kristiansand. Vardar and Metz are the only undefeated teams at this …

Thrilling times in Kiel and Kielce

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Champions League (M) – Round 5 THW Kiel and SG Flensburg-Handewitt drew in another North German thriller, while there was at least as much excitement in Poland, where Kielce split points with Veszprém. In the other top match, Vardar got the better end of Barcelona in a round, where goalkeeping was key to success. By Peter Bruun Highlights of the …

Sparkling Vipers and Midtjylland

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Champions League (W) – Round 2 FC Midtjylland pulled off the only real surprise in the second round, while Vipers avenged a poor start with a great performance at home. Vardar and FTC did the expected, while Györ had to work hard against Brest. By Peter Bruun Matches of Round 2 Thüringer HC vs HC Vardar, Group C 21:29 (11:19) …