Denmark win defense battle

MATCH REVIEW – Denmark had to work hard, but the team was never in trouble, as they took their sixth win in as many games, at the 2019 IHF World Cup. By Peter Bruun Main Round – Group II Denmark vs Hungary 25:22 (15:10) Before the Match The game had written “revenge” all over it, as every Dane remembered the match in the Round of Last 16, at the 2017 World Championship, in France, when Hungary – s… »

“For us to be ahead of Serbia makes us extremely proud”

Photo: Kevin Domas By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Denmark’s powerful performance against Norway or the clash between France and German have made the headlines during the preliminary phase of the World Cha… »

“One of the greatest experiences in my career”

INTERVIEW – Just like everyone else in the Danish camp, Niklas Landin is happy that he and his teammates have emerged from the group phase of the 2019 World Championship with the maximum of four point… »

World Championship Power Ranking

By Chris O’Reilly We’re halfway through the championship and only 12 teams remain in the race for the semi-finals in Hamburg and beyond. The final day of preliminary matches answered a number of important questions, but the odd surprising result has posed even more. Comparing the level of teams from four very different groups is tricky to do, but I’ve given it a shot, by ranking the top 12 sides b… »

Challenge and Opportunity

INTERVIEW – René Toft Hansen is out of the 2019 World Championship after suffering a groin injury in last night’s match against Norway.  The misfortune of Denmark’s veteran line player, presents a hug… »

Hansen and Landin win Group C for Denmark

MATCH REVIEW – 14 goals scored by Mikkel Hansen and another outstanding performance of goalkeeper, Niklas Landin, laid the foundation of Denmark’s success against Norway, winning Group C. By Peter Bru… »

Tunisia – at last

MATCH REVIEW – Tunisia never left any real doubt which team would go the main round, as they beat Austria by five goals in their last group match, on Thursday. By Peter Bruun Group C Austria vs Tunisia 27:32 (14:18) Before the Match Chile’s victory against Saudi Arabia meant that an Austrian win would no longer suffice, as all three teams – Tunisia, Austria and Chile – would be on four points, in… »

Chile leave Herning as a winner

MATCH REVIEW – Chile wrote handball history, taking their second win at a World Championship for the first time ever. By Peter Bruun Group C Chile vs Saudi Arabia 32:27 (21:13) Before the match While… »

Showdown in Herning

By Chris O’Reilly + Peter Bruun Head-to-Head – Denmark vs Norway Finally! The match everyone in Herning has been waiting for ever since the start of the World Championship has finally arrived. The Sca… »

Time to put the cards on the table

By Sascha Staat “I’m very proud of my team – we all should be very proud.” These were the words of Christian Prokop, head coach of the German national handball team after Tuesday’s draw against France. Although, it could easily feel like a loss considering the co-hosts squandered another lead, late in the game, it really feels more like a win.  Especially, when comparing this match to the draw aga… »