“Once, you are in the final, anything is possible”

By Peter Bruun Last year, Ivan Cupic lifted the Champions League trophy with Kielce after that unforgettable, nail-biting final against Veszprém, where his Polish team was nine goals down, but won after a penalty shoot-out. Following the triumph, he ended a four yearlong spell with the Polish powerhouse. This season, the 31-year-old Croatian right wing will participate at the FINAL4 with the debut… »

The only German in Cologne

By Peter Bruun Uwe Gensheimer is the only German at the Champions League FINAL4 this year, and he admits that he finds it strange. “Of course, it is special to be the only German player at the event t… »

“Larvik 2.0 will still be a top team”

FEATURE – Larvik HK has ended the 2016/17 as Norwegian champion – once again – but a big challenge lies ahead.  Norway’s handball flagship has been dominating the league for years but ahead of next se… »

“Hopefully, this FINAL4 will be mine”

INTERVIEW – This year, Mikkel Hansen is experiencing his fourth FINAL4.  So far, the 29-year-old Danish international has never lifted the Champions League trophy. In fact, a second place at the first visit to Cologne is still his finest achievement.  No wonder, he hopes for the ultimate success with Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. By Peter Bruun “Hopefully, this FINAL4 will be mine.” The statement f… »

Gyor take back Champions League title

Women´s FINAL4 – Final Day MATCH REVIEW – Gyor Audi ETO are back on the European throne in women´s handball. In a final, which was best advertising for women´s handball, Gyor defeated Vardar Skopje by… »

Vardar humiliate the champion

Women´s FINAL4 – Semi-Final #2 MATCH REVIEW – Just like in the first semi-final between Gyor and Buducnost, the final result does not reflect the difference between the two teams on this Saturday even… »

Gyor run over Buducnost

Women´s FINAL4 – Semi-Final 1 MATCH REVIEW – Buducnost never stood a chance against an efficient Gyor machine, which was running well from the beginning to the end of the game. In fact, the final result – 26:20 – in favor of Gyor does not even provide the full picture of the match. The Hungarian team was superior in all aspects of the game against a disappointing Montenegrin side. By Peter Bruun B… »

A great career is coming to an end

INTERVIEW – At the age of 34, Anja Althaus is calling it a day after this season. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, she is looking back on a great career, which includes two Champions… »

“I don’t feel any pressure”

By Peter Bruun After virtually having played her entire life in Buducnost, Majda Mehmedovic made one of the most remarkable moves prior to the 2016/17 season. She left Buducnost to join ruling Champio… »

Mørk wants a perfect finish to a perfect first year

By Peter Bruun Shortly after joining Gyor Audi ETO KC, Nora Mørk admitted that leaving Larvik after seven years was special. Now, as her first season with her new team is slowly coming to an end, she finds that changing has been easier than expected. “It has not been nearly as difficult to adapt to another handball philosophy or another culture and mentality as I would have thought in advance. “I… »