Vardar is virtually back at the FINAL4 in Budapest

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HC Vardar humiliates Larvik by 14 goals in Jane Sandanski Arena in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. By Peter Bruun Champions League (Women) – Quarter-Finals 1st Leg HC Vardar vs Larvik HK 34:20 (16:9) Before the Match Larvik had enlisted Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren back on right wing after her maternity leave, even though she was not expected …

Veszprem win shoot-out thriller setting up SEHA F4 final match against Vardar

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By Nemanja Savic The SEHA League winner 2016 is going to be decided between Veszprem and Vardar, as the defending champions managed to amend an appalling first half against Meshkov Brest. Veszprem secured their second consecutive SEHA F4 final after penalty shootout 24:21 (20:20 in regular time), as did the two-time champions from Vardar, avenging the 2013 SEHA final defeat, …

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El Clasico Hungarian Style

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Preview Part II: Women’s Champions League Quarter-Finals Do-or-die!  Crunch time!  Survival of the fittest!   The 2015/16 edition of the women’s Champions League has reached its first elimination round – the quarter-finals.  Eight teams are left and over the course of the next nine days, for four of the clubs, the door to the FINAL4 tournament in Budapest will close for …

Grubisic’s save – Rostov’s loss

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Rostov-Don is still favorite to proceed to the FINAL4 despite a narrow defeat in Bucharest. By Peter Bruun Champions League (Women) – Quarter-Finals 1st Leg CSM Bucuresti vs Rostov-Don 26:25 (11:12) Before the Match Rumors were swirling that Jakob Vestergaard would be on his way to Bucuresti, following his dismissal as head coach of Germany’s national handball team earlier in …

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Rich man, poor man!

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Preview Part I:  Women’s Champions League Quarter-Finals By Peter Bruun When looking ahead at the two Women´s Champions League quarter-final games CSM Bucuresti vs Rostov-Don and HC Vardar vs Larvik, I inevitably get to think of the Irving Shaw novel “Rich Man, Poor Man” from 1971, and the TV series which was built on it, with Peter Strauss and Nick …

A draw and a win to finish Olympic qualifiers in Aarhus

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Romania and Montenegro drew 23:23 after the Romanians had dominated most of the match, while Denmark defeated Uruguay by 21 goals, as the Olympic qualification group in Aarhus ended on Sunday in front of 1,533 spectators. By Peter Bruun Montenegro vs Romania 23:23 (11:15) Before the Match Both teams already clinched their Olympic berth on Saturday, so the match was …

Romania and Montenegro book Olympic tickets before last match day

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Romania and Montenegro made sure that the final matches in their Olympic qualification group, in Aarhus will be of no importance, as both teams managed to book their Olympic tickets already on Saturday.  A decisive win for Montenegro against Denmark leaves no room for surprises. By Peter Bruun Romania vs Uruguay 36:19 (17:10)  Before the Match The outcome was assured …

Montenegro and Romania run over Uruguay and Denmark

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Montenegro opened the Olympic qualification group in Aarhus, Denmark, with a 34:19 win against Uruguay, before Romania steamrolled Denmark 32:25 Friday night. By Peter Bruun Uruguay vs Montenegro 19:34 (10:15) Before the Match Uruguay had the advantage that their opponents did not know much about them in advance.  However, this was just about the only advantage, the team from South …

“Of course, I can help out for a fortnight!”

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Helle Thomsen talks to stregspiller.com about her return as temporary coach for Sweden´s women´s team. By Peter Bruun When Sweden´s handball women fly to Astrakhan, in Southern Russia later this month, to play their qualification matches for the 2016 Olympics, there will be a familiar face on the bench.  Danish Helle Thomsen, who was in charge of the team from …