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Midtjylland stays in quarterfinal race

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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) …

Homecourt Advantage

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Women’s Champions League – Group 1 Match of the Group Rostov-Don vs FTC Railcargo 23:21 (13:11) Before the Match Aside from Group 2’s Buducnost, Rostov-Don and FTC Railcargo were the only unbeaten teams in the 2015/16 Champions League edition, so far. In fact, the Russian champion had yet to lose a point. Jan Leslie’s squad entered the competition with eight …

Gyor and Vardar blow Group 2 wide open

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Women’s Champions League – Group 2 By Peter Bruun Following Saturday’s opening matches in the Women´s Champions League main round, Group 2 remains wide open.  Gyor Audi ETO KC caught up with Buducnost at the top of the standings through a deserved 22:20 win at home, while HC Vardar moved closer to the two top teams, when they won a …

Gnosniane Niombla


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The Champions League game between the Fleury Loiret and Thueringer HC was a sad reminder of the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.  In the aftermath of the heinous crime, the match was cancelled and re-scheduled for January 6, only three days before the Main Round of Europe’s premier club tournament would begin. Before the Match Fleury was …

Hosting handball EURO 2016 is big for Poland

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Being the host of the Men´s Handball European Championship later this month makes Poland’s people proud, explains Marci Herra, the head of the Local Organizing Committee. By Peter Bruun Wishing all our readers a Happy New Year 2016, we begin to look forward to the Men´s European championship, which starts in Poland later this month.  The requirements for the organizing …

They Did It Again

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After thrashing the Netherlands in the 2015 World Championship final, Norway now occupies all three thrones in women´s handball. By Peter Bruun Women´s 2015 World Championship Final Netherlands vs Norway 23:31 (9:20) The Result In the shadows of yet another scandal at the International Handball Federation – council members Leon Kalin and Sandi Sola left the organization after a turbulent …

The Netherlands

Business as usual – almost!

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Norway and the Netherlands meet in the final of the 22nd Women´s World Championship after yet another fantastic handball day in Herning!  By Peter Bruun The Netherlands in a World Championship final. That must be football, right?  Wrong! The Dutch women´s handball team is ready for their first final ever at a major championship after defeating one of the two …

Kim Rasmussen

“Our spirit can take us far!”

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INTERVIEW – Poland´s Danish coach Kim Rasmussen speaks to about his team´s World Championship thus far and his expectations before the semi-final match against the Netherlands. By Peter Bruun Poland has been one of the biggest and most positive surprises at the 2015 World Championship.  After some inconsistent performances in the preliminary round (the squad finished third in Group …

Adriana Nechita

A Night of Surprises

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 By Peter Bruun  It was a night of true surprises at the quarter-finals of the Women´s 2015 World Championship.  Poland send out Russia, while the Netherlands defeated France – and it was probably not in the cards that Romania was going to defeat Denmark in extra time. Only the game between Norway and Montenegro went according to expectations although, the …

Trefilov 2.0

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Russia´s strong performance at the 2015 World Championship is partly due to a remarkable transformation of coach – Evgeniy Trefilov By Peter Bruun In recent years, the results of Russia´s female national handball team have been far off the level of the squad´s golden age, in the first decade of this millennium, when Russia earned four World Championship titles – …