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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 …

“We have more solutions than ever before”

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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 …

“It can hardly get any better”

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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 be awesome and extremely big! I am so much looking forward to it.” Rasmus Lauge is no in doubt what a World Championship, on home soil,  means to him. …

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

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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 …

Sweden – full of energy

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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 …

The team to beat

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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 out any fan considerations as well as marketing and PR aspects that have come into play over the past few years. While, some will …

World champions take European title

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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, …

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

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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 …

”A great experience”

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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 the future:  Play for a Champions League club, she reveals to stregspiller.com on Media Day at the ongoing EHF European championship, in France. By Peter Bruun “Yuliya who?  Has …

“I do not hear the crowd”

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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 France, on Sunday By Peter Bruun If we are to believe Anna Sen, the audience at the Accor Hotel Arena in Paris-Bercy can create all …