Other nations are closing in

INTERVIEW – There may not be as many titles on the horizon for Norway’s women in the future, as the international top is getting closer all the time, Stine Bredal Oftedal realizes in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com. Yet, she still expects her country to remain one of the elite nations in the world of women´s handball.  By Peter Bruun After successfully defending their status as Euro… »

Denmark on Nordic handball throne – finally

Even though Denmark have done better than Sweden – almost without interruption – over the course of the past 15 years, the Danes still had trouble with their Scandinavian neighbors in competitive matc… »

Garralda´s historic tears

Seeing the otherwise tough guy Matteo Garralda in tears of joy after leading Chile to their first win ever at a World Championship stirred up memories. By Peter Bruun As a player, Matteo Garralda was… »

At the opponent’s mercy

COMMENT – The participation of Danish line player René Toft Hansen at the World Cup in France has been thrown into uncertainty after yet another dubious decision by the IFH.  The ruling leaves it up to Denmark´s opponents to decide if he can play with elbow protection or not. By Peter Bruun René Toft Hansen has certainly drawn headlines before having played one single minute at this World Champion… »

ZRK Vardar

“No more third places, please”

INTERVIEW – After three consecutive third places at the Champions League FINAL4, Andrea Lekic wants more and something better for her club Vardar at the end of this season, she tells stregspiller.com… »

Sweden – better than we think?

After an Olympic failure and the departure of several key players, Sweden is not given much of a chance at the World Championship in France.  However, new shooting stars may prove the critics wrong. B… »

Danes ready to take role as favorite in France

ANALYSIS – Many experts tend to see Denmark as one of the hottest favorites at the upcoming World Championship in France.  In their final test matches, the Danes have done nothing to prove them wrong. By Peter Bruun The Tour Eiffel, L´arc de Triomphe, Louvre – all well-known tourist attractions in Paris.  My personal favorite is the Musée d´Orsay but for the next couple of weeks a new impulse will… »

Remaining silent is not okay, René Toft!

COLUMN – By choosing not to speak to the media for an unknown period of time – possibly for the entire World Championship – Danish star René Toft Hansen is not only ignoring journalists, but his fans… »

Morten Henriksen – the opposite of Wilbek

COLUMN – By choosing Morten Henriksen as new sports director, Denmark’s Handball Federation has selected an individual so unlike his predecessor – Ulrik Wilbek – as one can imagine. However, the true… »

The best women of 2016

Which female handball players impressed us the most in 2016?  Based on the performances in the Champions League, the Olympics and the European championship, stregspiller.com presents a Women´s All Star Team 2016. By Peter Bruun 2016 was a year of many outstanding and thrilling moments in women´s handball. Need I remind you on the incredible Champions League final in Budapest back in May, as Champi… »