”I don´t read Norwegian media”

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INTERVIEW – Norway´s head coach does not feel any pressure following his team’s defeat against Germany at the 2018 European championship, nor does he feel the heat of the country’s media. He simply does not consume local media products, as he shares with stregspiller.com. By Peter Bruun  “I don´t read Norwegian media.” That’s the plain and simple answer from Thorir …

Romania fight off Czech comeback

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MATCH REVIEW – Romania were already leading by nine goals, before the Czech Republic launched a late comeback, stopping short of a tie. By Peter Bruun Group D Romania vs Czech Republic 31:28 (17:11) Before the Match *The match was played on the 100th anniversary of Romania as a nation state. *Apart from striving for two crucial points, Romania were …

Germany with magnificent win

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MATCH REVIEW – It may have come as a surprise, when Russia defeated the French host 26:23 in the opening match, but Germany´s 33:32 against mighty Norway belongs in a category of its own. By Peter Bruun Group D Norway vs Germany 32:33 (16:15) Before the Match  *Norway were missing left wing, Thea Mørk, due to injury, which meant that …

Quel Malheur!

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#handballissime – Day 1 Before the Match Opening Day at EURO 2018 – France vs Russia – the World champion against the Olympic gold medal winner.  In women’s handball it doesn’t get much better than that.  And it didn’t.  Certainly not for the vast majority of the 5.220 in attendance supporting France at the Palais des Sports Jean Weille, in …

It’ll be hot, but will it sizzle?

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Opinion Finally, it’s Thursday, November 29th and EHF EURO XIII is about to begin in Nancy between the reigning World Champion – France – and the 2016 Olympic gold medal winner from Russia. It’ll be just one of many games where spectators can expect a heated fight between two exceptionally talented teams. And, if the fantastic turnout at the men’s …

 We’ve proven that we are able to succeed, not only once but repeatedly”

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By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Eleven years ago, Allison Pineau took part in her first international competition for France, at the tender age of 18. It was a big one; a major event for French women handball: The 2007 World championship on home soil. “A lot of things happened since then, but today it’s water under the bridge. “I remember …

“We’ll try to play well, but playing well doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll win”

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By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – These past few days, Olivier Krumbholz is a concerned coach.  Although, his team won two of its three Golden League games, last weekend, he still sees a lot of room for improvement. “Our defense is reassuring, but I’m not too surprised by it. Offense still is a work in progress, but it’s the usual story, …

“When players get tired they make the move and take the shot they know best”

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By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – One major reason why France won the World Cup in 2017 was their solid defense work. Slovenia aside, it crushed every other attack, including Norway’s in the final match. Such formidable power in front of the goalkeeper explains why the hosts are among the favorites at EURO 2018. If anyone it’s Béatrice Edwige who personifies, …