Dynamic Dutch blast past Serbia

Match of the day – Serbia vs Netherlands By Chris O’Reilly With the Netherlands’ shaky start to Japan 2019 and Serbia giving Norway a serious test two days ago, this was a highly anticipated clash. However, only one side was at the races today and it was the speedy Dutch. Before the match There was so much at stake coming into this one. With the sides level on points, the winner would take a big s… »

Player Ratings – Germany vs France

Player Ratings – Germany vs France France have finally arrived at Japan 2019 as their 27:25 win over the previously perfect Germans means their World Championship title defence lives on, at least unti… »

Zaadi believes France have rediscovered their good vibes

VIDEO: Grace Zaadi felt a mixture of joy and relief following France’s 27:25 victory over Germany in a must-win match on Wednesday. The Franch playmaker tells Chris O’Reilly about how the pressure the… »

McAfee: “These opportunities are amazing”

VIDEO: Shortly after Australia produced their most promising performance of Japan 2019, Madeleine McAfee gave her reactions to Chris O’Reilly. The Australian playmaker spoke about the positives taken from the 34:17 loss to Korea, how her team are dealing with the challenges which come with their first World Championship appearance since 2013 and what they hope to achieve in the President’s Cup.

Behnke and Bölk buzzing after big win

VIDEO: Germany’s top scorers in the 26:25 win over Denmark, Julia Behnke and Emily Bölk gave their immediate reaction to the tense encounter to Chris O’Reilly on Tuesday night in Kumamoto. The victory… »

Germany edge gritty and gripping battle with the Danes

Match of the day – Denmark vs Germany By Chris O’Reilly Group B of the Women’s IHF World Championship continues to thrill as Germany extended their perfect start to the tournament with a 26:25 win ove… »

Bulatovic proud as Montenegro’s experience shines through

VIDEO: Montenegro’s Katarina Bulatovic looked back on the hard-fought 25:24 victory over Hungary, in which she scored what turned out to be the winning goal. The experienced right back spoke about her early foul trouble, her pride in her team’s way of dealing with the tight encounter and their quick turnaround before Wednesday’s clash with Romania.

Tales from the first two rounds

Kumamoto Chronicles: Tales from the first two rounds By Chris O’Reilly We’re just three days into the Women’s IHF World Championship 2019 and with a few surprises, dramatic conclusions and plenty of t… »

“Ok, now we just have to run, run, run”

VIDEO: Norway left wing Camilla Herrem had a chat with Chris O’Reilly following the second-half trouncing of Slovenia on Monday night. Herrem speaks about how they dealt with Ana Gros, snatching the l… »

Norway power to victory with a sublime second half

Match of the Day – Slovenia vs Norway By Chris O’Reilly Norway tore through Slovenia with a superb second half on Monday night to coast to a 36:20 win and make a real statement of intent at Japan 2019. Before the Match Slovenia caused one of the first upsets of the championship by defeating the Netherlands, thanks to huge attacking displays from Tjasa Stanko and Ana Gros. They have earned a bit of… »