“I am just happy to be here”

INTERVIEW – Harald Reinkind speaks to stregspiller.com about his late entry at the 2019 IHF Word Championship and adjusting to a new life at THW Kiel. By Peter Bruun Having a break from a tough handball regiment – physically and mentally – may seem like a dream for any professional handball players. No way? Not if you are a player who has hoped for a nomination to the national team before the ongo… »

“We’ve got no plan – I’m here if they need me”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – You bet that the press officer of the French team didn’t expect as many journalists turning up. But, on Sunday morning, almost 40 of them squeezed in a tight room to witness… »

“I very much would like to exchange silver for gold”

INTERVIEW – He is only 21 years old, but Magnus Abelvik Rød is already playing his third major championship, and for obvious reasons, he dreams of upgrading that silver medal, he won at the most recen… »

He’s Back!

By Kevin Domas  “Nikola Karabatic is in town!” The news shocked everybody in the world of handball. Even French journalists back in Paris were caught by surprise when the news spread late, on Friday evening.  The decision of Karabatic’s return came after a lackluster victory against Brazil; a “success” that made it clear that without the 34-year old player, the French back court doesn’t look the s… »

Another game, another XXL win

MATCH REVIEW – After trashing Chile by 23 goals in the opening match, Denmark took another double digit win, against Tunisia in the host´s first match, in Herning’s Boxen Arena. Tunisia never stood a… »

Norway smash Saudi Arabia

MATCH REVIEW – For the second day in succession, Norway lived up to expectations and trashed the underdog. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia lost the encounter by 19 goals in Herning’s Boxen Arena. By Peter B… »

Chile humiliate Austria

MATCH REVIEW – Only two days after losing by 23 goals to Denmark, Chile rose and defeated Austria by as much as eight goals. Austria left a disappointing impression, apparently underestimating the willpower of their opponent. But that should not take away from Chile’s effort, who recorded their second win ever at a World Championship. By Peter Bruun Group C Austria vs Chile 24:32 (15:14) Before th… »

It’s a start

MATCH REPORT – Norway did what they had to do – defeat Tunisia in their first match of the 2019 World Championship. Still, it took some time before the Scandinavian title contender created the differe… »

Winds of change are blowing in France and Spain

By Kevin Domas  The winners of the previous two international competitions are approaching the unknown, as both countries face similar problems, while heavily relying on young players as old generatio… »

Easy going

MATCH REVIEW – Just as expected, Chile was no match for Denmark in the opening game of the 2019 World Championship. In a packed Royal Arena, the hosts cruised to a 23 goal-win, a margin that could have easily been higher. By Peter Bruun Group C  Chile vs Denmark 16:39 (4:22) Before the Match People may not think much of Chile, but in fact, the team does include a former Champions League winner. 36… »