Norway – The best team in the world?

Norway pulled off the biggest sensation at the European Championship defeating the Polish hosts 30:28 By Peter Bruun Some people probably still remember the late Norwegian TV commentator Bjørge Lillelien´s comments, when Norway´s football team won a World Cup qualifier against England 2:1 back in 1981. “Norway are best in the world!  Do you hear me, Margaret Thatcher, you boys took one hell of a b… »

Slovenia’s EURO demise: The misunderstood genius

By Nemanja Savic From the widely anticipated dark horse, to kicking a dead horse in a decisive match against Germany, Slovenia’s hopes of progressing far at the EHF EURO 2016 all went to ruin. The pen… »

Christian Berge

Sagosen takes hype easy

Stregspiller.com talks to Sander Sagosen, Norway’s playmaker who has been called the greatest male handball talent for some time now and a player who almost every European top club wants to sign. By P… »

City of Freedom

A personal account from Gdansk, venue of Group D of the European Handball Championship By Peter Bruun Admit it – you feel the touch of history once you arrive at Gdansk.  You can hardly miss the Lenin shipyard where it all started. The spring of freedom for Poland and for the rest of Eastern Europe back in 1980. The last ship left the yard many years ago, today the premises are used as a museum co… »

Gyor Fans

Gyor runs over Savehof – just as expected

By Peter Bruun IK Savehof vs Gyor Audi ETO 18:26 (6:13) Before the Match Sharing the top position in Group 2 with Buducnost and CSM Bucuresti, (7 points each), Gyor was in need of a victory in order t… »

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Quo Vadis Larvik?

Match of the  Day FTC Railcargo vs Larvik HK 30:27 (19:14) The Result FTC Railcargo won a hard fought match against Norway’s champion, Larvik HK, courtesy of a brilliant performance of Nerea Pena and… »

Bucuresti overcame trouble to defeat brave Midtjylland

By Peter Bruun CSM Bucuresti vs FC Midtjylland 25:22 (10:12) The Result For most of the match, Bucuresti was in trouble against a brilliantly fighting team from FC Midtjylland.  In the end, only a strong finish – and fatigue of Midtjylland´s key players – handed the favorites a crucial win. Before the Match Even though the two teams were equal when looking at the league table with five points each… »

EURO 2014 | Herning

European Champion – do they really want the title?

In previous “Olympic” years, France underperformed at European championships as the team apparently was looking forward to the Olympic Games already.  Will the story repeat itself this time? By Peter… »

Good, Better, Pineau

Women’s Champions League – Group 1 Baia Mare vs Fleury Loiret 31:28 (13:15) Before the Match Baia Mare began its Champions League main round campaign with zero points – enough said.  The team of coach… »

Trine Ostergaard

Midtjylland stays in quarterfinal race

Women’s Champions League – Group 2 FC Midtjylland ends Sävehof hopes despite shaky periods. By Peter Bruun FC Midtjylland was close to throwing away a clear win, but the Danish champions managed to boost their chances of a quarterfinal berth, as they opened their main round campaign with a four-goal win at home. FC Midtjylland vs IK Sävehof 25:21 (15:9) Before the Match Entering the next Champions… »