“I am really happy that I got the chance to be here”

INTERVIEW – The new shooting star of the Netherlands, Delaila Amega, speaks to stregspiller.com about her first major championship, what a bronze medal would mean to her and future ambitions. By Peter Bruun Life has been moving fast for Delaila Amega during these past two weeks. Before this European championship, she was probably only known to some people inside Dutch handball and the German Bunde… »

”A great experience”

INTERVIEW – Despite the disappointment of losing the semi-final to Russia, the young Romanian keeper, Yuliya Dumanska is happy and content with her first European championship. One of her dreams for t… »

“I do not hear the crowd”

INTERVIEW – The crowd at the Accor Hotel Arena in Paris will not impress  Anna Sen.  “I never hear the crowd, I only hear myself,” she claims ahead of the EHF European championship final, against Fran… »

“I am so happy – I finally got the call”

INTERVIEW – Better late than never. Gnonsiane Niombla only recently arrived at the European championship, but it made her so much happier, when she finally received the call from Olivier Krumbholz – the national coach of France. By Peter Bruun Actually, she had prepared herself to watch the European championship on TV from her home, but right before the semi-final, Gnonsiane Niombla finally got th… »

1st European championship final for France

MATCH REVIEW – France are ready for their first European championship final ever, following a decisive win against the Netherlands. By Peter Bruun Netherlands vs France 21:27 (11:12) Before the Match… »

Russia – 1st Finalist at EURO 2018

MATCH REVIEW – After a troublesome first half, Russia cruised to their first European championship final in 12 years, as they allowed Romania to score only on seven occasions in the second half, in th… »

A real new European champion?

SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW – Of the four teams in the semifinals at the 2018 EHF European championship in France, only Romania have won the title before. Thus, there is a 75 per cent chance to see a new, bona fide, European champion! By Peter Bruun  Let’s face it.  Outside Norway, people are happy that the Scandinavian handball powerhouse won’t win this tournament. Not because they disapprove of Norwegian… »

“Without her the task before us will be even tougher”

INTERVIEW – Ambros Martín sees no conflict of interest coaching two teams at the same time – Romania on the national level, while being employed at Russia’s top club, Rostov-Don. According to Martin,… »

Au Revoir a Paris

MATCH REVIEW – It took France nearly 30m minutes to fight down Serbia, but once “Les Bleues” got the upper hand, they were unstoppable and Serbia without a chance, in the last main round match, in Nan… »

Russia with historic loss against Sweden

MATCH REVIEW – With no less than 17 goals on 18 attempts, Nathalie Hagman played an outstanding role in Sweden´s victory over Russia – a win with a historic dimension. By Peter Bruun Main Round Group I Sweden vs Russia 39:30 (18:17) Before the Match *Russia were already in the semifinals but still had the group win to play for.  Yet, the real question was how much Dmitrieva & Co. would invest… »