“I envy those who play today”

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INTERVIEW – Sweden’s hosting of the next Women´s EURO has stirred up memories by former Swedish international Matilda Boson – currently marketing executive at the Swedish Handball Federation. By Peter Bruun It has been more than three and a half years now, since Matilda Boson ended her active handball career. The elegant left-winger finished with the Swedish national team after …

Craziest European Championship Ever

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Column – The EHF EURO 2016 will be remembered as the wildest ever – not for fantastic handball, but for an abundance of sensational results. By Peter Bruun The Men´s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, which ended Sunday evening, will not go down in history as the greatest European Championship ever because of the quality of handball that was put …

Andreas Wolff

Bad To The Bone

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Germany humiliated Spain in the European Championship final, winning 24:17. By Peter Bruun Germany did not only win the final at the EHF EURO 2016 against Spain.  For long stretches of the match Germany’s self-declared “Bad Boys” practically humiliated the Spaniards, who will have to wait for their first European title.  Judging by their efforts this past Sunday evening, they …

Dagur Sigurdsson

“We did not dare to dream of this”

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INTERVIEW – Germany´s Icelandic coach speaks to stregspiller.com about the crazy semi-final against Norway and Germany’s chances in the final match of the tournament. By Peter Bruun The pulse is down; the nerves are under control again.  It’s been about 17 hours since the nail-biting finish of the thrilling semi-final between Germany and Norway at the EHF EURO 2016.  As …

Ole Erevik

We are hungry for more!

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INTERVIEW – One of Norway´s big heroes in the 29:24 win against France, goalkeeper Ole Erevik, is understandably happy about the historic semi-final, but he wants more. By Peter Bruun He was one of the most outstanding Norwegian players, when the Scandinavians wrote handball history on Wednesday night by qualifying for the semi-finals at the EUO 2016 through an astonishing …

Sander Sagosen

And the semi-finalists are…

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Crunch time finally came in both main round groups – but with unfair odds! By Peter Bruun Norway’s dream turned into reality at EURO 2016.  The team of coach Christian Berge qualified for their first semi-final ever at a major championship by defeating France in convincing fashion 29:24. Germany pulled almost as big a surprise, eliminating Denmark 25:23 but that …

Michal Daszek

Poland grabs Norwegian gift

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On Saturday, Norway took Poland’s destiny out of their hands. On Monday, they generously gave it back. By Peter Bruun Saturday night, Norway opened the gate to a historic semi-final at EURO 2016 with a sensational 30:28 win against Poland.  Two days later the surprise team from Scandinavia returned the favor to the Polish host after a disappointing 31:31 draw …

The wings of history

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A personal walk down memory lane inspired by Sunday night´s Group 2 matches at the European Championship. By Peter Bruun I must admit, that to me, it always brings back memories of history – handball and otherwise – when Germany and Russia collide, as they did this evening in Wroclaw’s Centennial Hall. Whenever the two nations meet, my thoughts drift …