“Germany is the Mecca of Handball”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Things have changed since 2014. At the time, Luka Karabatic played his first major tournament for France and in Herning he collected his first international title, at the EHF EURO. Back then, quite a few of the pundits thought that he owed his career to his brother and that he wasn’t good enough on his own to make the team. If those critics were not wrong in the first pl… »

Scandinavian favorites in trouble

ANALYSIS – All three of the Scandinavian countries will enjoy “home court advantage”, at least to some extent, for almost the entire 2019 World Championship. Recent achievements also indicate a succes… »

“Norway is ready”

By Sascha Staat INTERVIEW – Frode Scheie used to be the shot-stopper of Norway’s national handball team, but these days he is the voice of handball for TV channel Viasat. I talked to the former goalke… »

All In

By Sascha Staat Well – I may have used this headline before, but I cannot recall when?  Yet, it wouldn’t surprise me, especially in connection with the German national handball team. A World championship on home soil is on the horizon for coach Christian Prokop and his men – one year after a disastrous ninth-place finish at the EHF Euro 2018, just ahead of Belarus and Macedonia. It wasn’t enough b… »

“We have more solutions than ever before”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – After their tremendous success on Europe’s main handball stage – the VELUX EHF Champions League – where Montpellier went all the way to win the FINAL4 in 2018, this year the… »

“It can hardly get any better”

INTERVIEW – Rasmus Lauge speaks to stregspiller.com about the upcoming World Championship on home ground, about his amazing fall season in Flensburg and what’s next in Veszprém. By Peter Bruun “It’ll… »

“Players would be very angry if I said we’re not favorites”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Just one week before the 2019 IHF World Championship, French national coach Didider Dinart still has plenty of questions to answer. Of the 20 players he selected on December 26, four will have to be cut before the first game of the tournament, on January 11th in Berlin, against Brazil. But before coach Dinart makes a final decision, on January 8th, France will play two g… »

Sweden – full of energy

By Sascha Staat Nobody expected Sweden to go all the way to the final at the 2018 European championship, in Croatia, but they did so anyway.  As the next big tournament – the 2019 World Cup in Germany… »

The team to beat

FEATURE – Let’s remind ourselves – one widely used definition describes the term “All-Star” as a group of people, who all have a high performance level in their field. I stick to it, trying to leave o… »

World champions take European title

MATCH REVIEW – France won the European championship for the first time in history, while Russia will still have to wait for at least another two years. By Peter Bruun European Championship Final 2018 Russia vs France 21:24 (12:13) Before the Match *Both teams had qualified for the final match of the competition after six-goal wins in their respective semi-finals, where Russia defeated Romania 28:2… »