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 successful tournament for Denmark, Norway and Sweden – but not all of them will benefit equally. By Peter Bruun Lady Luck was touching all three Scandinavian nations at the draw of the upcoming World Champi… »

“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 champions… »

“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 French side is struggling to put it mildly. While some players have delivered disappointing performances since the beginning of the new season, right-back Valentin Porte isn’t one of them. In fact, h… »

“It can hardly get any better”

INTERVIEW – Rasmus Lauge speaks to 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… »

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 and Denmark – is just around the corner, there is no way that the Scandinavian handball powerhouse can escape the spotlight. I talked to Lukas Nilsson about the strengths of the team, the long shadow… »

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… »

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

INTERVIEW – The new shooting star of the Netherlands, Delaila Amega, speaks to 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… »