Vestergaard could not resist the challenge

INTERVIEW – Jakob Vestergaard talks to stregspiller.com about being the third Danish coach in a row at Women’s Champions League winner CSM Bucuresti and about their chances to defend the trophy. By Peter Bruun The Danish “tradition” continues at CSM Bucuresti, when Jakob Vestergaard was introduced as new head coach at the Romanian club. The 41-year-old, who has won the Women´s Champions League wit… »

“As a referee it is important to understand the “play behind the scenes.”

On August 11, the women’s handball tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London came to a close.  Norway had just won a second consecutive Olympic gold medal, defeating Montenegro 26:23.  While both… »

The Triple Cup Club: A tribute to Viktor Szilagyi

Last year, Ivano Balic said “goodbye” to the world of handball, although the Croatian legend remained close to the court as he started to work for the federation of his home country.  The year before… »

“Premier Handball League is not an important topic for EHF”

Photo: EHF Sascha Staat’s Interview with EHF’s Michael Wiederer – Part 2 Q:  Let’s move on to the next topic: Have you been in contact with people that are behind the idea of the Premier Handball League (PHL) and, if so, what are your plans reacting to this challenge?  My guess is, the issue is an important one for the EHF as well? A:  No, it’s not an important topic within the EHF.  We have heard… »

Klavs Bruun Jorgensen

Is Klavs Bruun Jørgensen too strong of a fertilizer for delicate Danish flowers?

COLUMN – Danish women´s national coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen could join his country s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen in singing “Nobody knows the Trouble I´ve seen” this summer.  The question is,… »

“We received outstanding feedback on the new Champions League format.”

Photo: EHF On the weekend of the men’s EHF Final 4 in Cologne, stregspiller.com’s Sascha Staat had the chance to sit down with EHF general secretary Michael Wiederer, who is set to become the federati… »

I leave with no regrets!

INTERVIEW – Jean Brihault feels no bitterness quitting the EHF presidency, does not believe in the idea of a Premier Handball League, and certain doubts about the new handball rules. By Peter Bruun  It is not usual for Jean Brihault to feel melancholic. However, if the 68-year-old Frenchman has been in such mood this weekend at the FINAL4 in Cologne, it would be understandable. This 2016 FINAL4 wa… »

Kielce wins Champions League after crazy comeback and penalty shootout

MATCH REVIEW – Having accomplished the most stunning of all FINAL4 comebacks, Kielce lifted the Champions League trophy after penalty shootout. KS Vive Tauron Kielce vs MVM Veszprém 39:38 after extra… »

This time Paris did not throw it all away!

MATCH REVIEW – Five goals up, then two goals down.  Still, Paris Saint-Germain managed to secure the Champions League bronze medal through a narrow win against Kiel. Paris Saint-Germain Handball vs TH… »

Veszprém reach Champions League final after hard work

MATCH REVIEW – Kiel were reaching out for the Champions League final, but Veszprém grabbed the ticket after extra time. THW Kiel vs MVM Veszprém 28:31 after extra time, regular match 25:25 (15:12) By Peter Bruun Before the Match Before the FINAL4, many people were already talking about the event as if it was matter of fact that the last game of the tournament would be played between Paris and Vesz… »