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 …

Gro Hammerseng-Edin

Game # 1,000

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 Fleury Loiret vs Larvik HK 28:31 (16:15) Before the Match Larvik needed a win against Fleury Loiret, in game number 1,000 in the club’s history, to claim second place in Group 1 – plain and simple.  In doing so, the Norwegians were not able to rely on the help of veteran playmaker Gro Hammerseng-Edin …

Katarina Bulatovic

Buducost run over Midtjylland to win Group 2

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The last match day in Group 2 of the Women´s Champions League main round brought no changes to the standings. Buducnost kept first place with a decisive win against FC Midtjylland, while Gyor overcame a troublesome second half in Bucharest, defeating CSM. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 CSM Bucuresti vs Gyor Audi ETO KC 22:24 (8:14) …

Zita Szucsanszki

Crunch time in Budapest

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 FTC Rail Cargo vs HCM Baia Mare 21:18 (14:7) Before the Match Either team had to win the game in order to avoid the dreaded fourth place in Group 1, a position that (in all likelihood) would match the losing club against the defending champion, Buducnost Podgorica in the quarter-final, in early April. Baia …

Ida Oden

Hard work – Vardar takes expected win

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ZRK Vardar had to work hard against bravely fighting Savehof before booking the expected two points. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 IK Savehof vs ZRK Vardar 26:29 (14:14) Before the Match For Savehof only honor was at stake, as the Swedish champions were sure to finish last in Group 2.  Their motivation would come from “saying …

Kim Rasmussen

CSM Bucuresti clinch quarter-final berth, while Buducnost gets lost in Skopje

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CSM Bucuresti had no problems on the road against FC Midtjylland, while Vardar won a dramatic Balkan derby against Buducnost. By Peter Bruun Champions League (W) – Group 2 FC Midtjylland vs CSM Bucuresti 23:28 (12:12) Before the Match For FC Midtjylland, it was last call, if the Danish champions wanted to keep their quarter-final dream alive.  A victory – …

Tine Stange!

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 Larvik HK vs FTC Rail Cargo 37:31 (20:15) Before the Match “Next time when we meet, we will show them that we are better.”  These were the words of Larvik’s head coach Tor Odvar Moen after his team’s loss against FTC Rail Cargo five weeks ago.  At the time he was missing Danish goalkeeper …

Anna Sedoykina

War for the Roses

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Champions League (W) – Group 1 Rostov Don – Fleury Loiret 38:21 (21:12) Before the Match Fleury’s ongoing Champions League prospects were based on a victory and a prayer.  A win at Rostov Don was a “must” to keep the club’s faint quarter-final dream alive.  And after this accomplishment Frederic Bougeant and his players would keep their fingers crossed in …