World Championship Power Ranking

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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 …

Challenge and Opportunity

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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 huge opportunity and challenge for Simon Hald. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, Hald talks about Denmark’s upcoming opponents and his successful transfer from Aalborg to Flensburg. By …

Hansen and Landin win Group C for Denmark

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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 Bruun Group C Denmark vs Norway 30:26 (17:14) Before the Match The match between the Scandinavian neighbors promised handball at the highest level, in a battle for the group win and …

Tunisia – at last

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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 …

Chile leave Herning as a winner

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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 Saudi Arabia only had the honor at stake, Chile could still reach the main round – in theory.  It would require a victory against Saudi Arabia, …

Showdown in Herning

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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 Scandinavian showdown between hosts Denmark and their northern neighbours Norway takes place in Boxen Arena, on Thursday, at 20:15 hrs local time. This match will not only …

Time to put the cards on the table

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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 …

Mahe – finally

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If Christian Prokop was satisfied with Germany’s draw against France, “Les Experts” were in complete agreement. Even though Didier Dinart’s men were trailing most of the time, they showed up when it counted most.  In goal, Vincent Gérard may not have delivered his best performance ever, but he had a crucial save against Fabian Böhm. By the same token, Timothey …

Defense + 7-against-6 = another Danish win

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MATCH REVIEW – Denmark recorded their fourth win in a row at the 2019 World Championship, but the hosts had significant problems in the first 15-20 minutes of the game Only when Nikolaj Jacobsen changed to a 7-against-6 attack, did the Danish game begin to work. By Peter Bruun Group C Austria vs Denmark 17:28 (8:11) Before the Match After …

Norway goes 4:0

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MATCH REVIEW – As expected, Norway had absolutely no problems with Chile who were smashed in the second, on Tuesday evening, in Herning. Norway celebrated their main round berth scoring 40 goals or more for the second time in the competition, while recording their biggest win in the tournament thus far. By Peter Bruun Group C Norway vs Chile 41:20 …