Getting back on track

By Sascha Staat Germany knew it would be hard facing The Netherlands in their last match of the group phase, but the performance shown against the Dutch won’t be enough to survive the Round of  Last 16, at least not according to Nadja Mansson. That’s why the host has to get back on track as fast as possible, otherwise Denmark will be the last opponent the team plays against at World Cup 2017. Toda… »

“I don’t want to stop here, that’s all I can say”

By Sascha Staat Dragana Cvijic is one of four key players who came back and joined the Serbian national team just before the start of World Cup 2017. Still, nobody thought of them winning a group feat… »

Flying Dutchwomen and strong Serbs

Women´s World Championship – Round 5 The preliminary round at World Cup 2017 came to an end in all four groups, on Friday.   On the last match day, The Netherlands literally ran over Germany, as Oranj… »

“Happy with our team spirit”

INTERVIEW – Serbian right wing Katarina Krpez Slezak is content with her team´s performance at the World Championship, so far. Even though Serbia are already through to the Round of Last 16, she sees the Friday’s game against South Korea as a key match to her team´s chances in the tournament. By Peter Bruun Katarina Krpez Slezak has turned into one of the most critical players for Serbia at the 20… »

No time left

By Sascha Staat Being just 19 years old it’s quite a burden if a whole handball nation expects you to be the decisive factor, leading your team to the promised land and winning a medal at the World ch… »

“Bring it on”

By Sascha Staat Let’s make it short, Yvette Broch can’t wait for the match against Germany. Bring it on – and read what the Dutch line-player had to say about her personal development, the form of her… »

“Cvijic and I complement each other well”

INTERVIEW – The Serbian line player Sladana Pop-Lazic speaks to stregspiller.com about her cooperation with Dragana Cvijic on the line, Serbia’s chances at the World Championship and about her club, Brest Bretagne´s early exit from the Champions League. By Peter Bruun When Dragana Cvijic returned to the Serbian national team recently, it meant less court time for another line player, Sladana Pop-L… »

“We haven’t shown the best we can play yet.”

INTERVIEW – Dutch defense specialist, Kelly Dulfer, admits that she is not content with neither her own nor her team´s performance yet – and she confirms that she and her teammates feel the pressure f… »

“I would not be here if I were not fit”

INTERVIEW – Andrea Lekic confirms that she is completely fit after her shoulder injury, which threatened her participation at the 2017 World Championship until the very last moment. Despite the return… »

“It will be a very hot and intense match”

By Sascha Staat To be honest, it was not the most entertaining game in handball history, to say the least, when Germany routed a weak Chinese team 24:9 (10:3) at World Cup ’17, in Leipzig. The Asians had scored only one goal before the final minutes of the first half, as Clara Woltering stopped 77 percent of all the shots that came her way. But even facing rather poor opponents makes sense, as lef… »