“In January it’s dark 24 hours a day in Iceland – so we try to give people hope with handball”

By Kevin Domas He may be 34, but Bjorgvin Pall Gustavsson remains one of those goalkeepers that can change the course of a game. He proved it, once again, against Portugal, when his saves helped his team gain a much needed victory. Now, that Iceland are back on track for the race towards the semifinals, he sat down to talk about his vision of the new Icelandic national handball team. How satisfied… »

“If I would only know – I could be the coach in France or Denmark”

Three bronze and one gold medal at European championships between 2002 to 2008 are just some good reasons to talk with Danish handball legend, Joachim Boldsen, about the tops and flops at EURO 2020. H… »

Torbjorn Bergerud forces Sweden out of competition

By Kevin Domas The Scandinavian derby on Sunday evening had Sweden with their backs against the wall, as a defeat against Norway would lead to the elimination of the hosts from the EHF EURO 2020 Elsew… »

“We should not look at the big picture yet”

He was the Player of the Match against Sweden after saving 11 of 29 shots that came his way – Portugal’s goalkeeper, Alfredo Quintana.  Although, the host disappointed the home crowd, Quintana refuses the thought that the game this past Friday night should be used as yardstick and rule out any Swedish chances in the main round of EURO 2020. He’s also convinced that Portugal will do best keeping th… »

“Coach Pereira is giving us the confidence to succeed”

On Friday, Joao Ferraz and Tiago Rocha combined for eight of Portugal’s 35 goals against the home team from Sweden, at EURO 2020. On Media Day stregspiller.com caught up with both of them to talk abou… »

“Right now, our adrenalin level is really, really high”

In the match against Sweden, he scored six times, pushing Portugal that much closer to a decisive ten goal victory against the host of EURO 2020. By now, the outstanding performances of the team of he… »

“We know the Swedish players are a lot better than what they showed against Portugal”

Magnus Rod, is a cornerstone for his team at EURO 2020 at both ends of the court. and during media calls he is one of the most sought after players, next to Sander Sagosen and coach Christian Berge.  stregspiller.com talked to Norway’s right-back before the critical game against the host from Sweden. Four wins so far and five more to go all the way – will it be done? MR:  Hopefully!  We have a rea… »

“If Sweden get into the match it will be hard”

Four games, four wins at EURO 2020 for Team Norway.  Thus far, it has been smooth sailing for the squad of head coach, Christian Berge, and some of the pundits already conclude that the team can only… »

“Most importantly the team has heart”

After 22 years Laszlo Nagy ended his handball career as a player in the summer of 2019 and took over as the sports director at Telekom Veszprem.  At EURO 2020, he is part of Hungary’s coaching staff … »

Portugal trashes host Sweden

By Kevin Domas   Match of the Day Who would have thought that after the group phase Slovenia would start the main round on two points, having won all of their three matches? Not many. Yet, head coach, Ljubomir Vranjes, had the opportunity to take another affirmative step towards the semi-finals against Iceland. The Result Slovenia jumped to a quick start and by the 10th minute it looked like… »