The team to beat

ALL STAR TEAM – The 2017/18 season in Women´s handball on the European level has ended – time to look back on who performed best. Here is stregspiller.com´s very own All-Star Team. By Peter Bruun Goalkeeper: Amandine Leynaud (HC Vardar) Not only her outstanding performance during the EHF FINAL4 qualifies the French international for receiving the honor. The 32-year-old, 2017 World champion, played… »

Happy birthday Anita Görbicz

FINAL REPORT – Anita Görbicz handed herself the best possible present to her 35th birthday, as she and her Györ teammates won the Women´s Champions League for a second year in a row. Once again it was… »

Ready for a remake

SEMI-FINAL REVIEW – The Women´s Champions League final Sunday will be a remake of the one from last year. Györ and Vardar left no doubt in their respective semifinals versus CSM Bucuresti and Rostov-D… »

“It has been a fantastic journey”

INTERVIEW – Frédéric Bougeant can look back at two successful years as head coach in Rostov-Don. This weekend, he has the unique opportunity to crown the achievement, winning the 2018 EHF Champions League after taking the Russian team to their first FINAL4 ever. Still, he calls it quits after this season and he is leaving without regrets.  Aside of coaching Nantes in the French league, he is going… »

“How much are you willing to sacrifice?”

INTERVIEW – For the second year in succession, Per Johansson has been brought in as temporary coach at CSM Bucuresti right before a FINAL4. He admits that the situation is special. By Peter Bruun  Rea… »

“I am sad it is over”

INTERVIEW – HC Vardar has been the only team participating in the FINAL4 every year since the format was introduced in 2014. Yet, the Macedonian team never won the competition, but right back, Alexand… »

Relying on experience

INTERVIEW – At the age of 38, Paula Ungureanu is only in for her second FINAL4. After finishing third with CSM Bucuresti last year, she is keen on taking it a few steps further and her experience will be useful, she expects. By Peter Bruun Paula Ungureanu has experienced a lot in her handball life. No surprise, when considering that she has been listed among the top goalkeepers in the world for ne… »

”Finally – I am at my first FINAL4”

INTERVIEW – After two failed attempts, Rostov-Don finally made it all the way to the FINAL4. For one of the team´s greatest stars, Ana Vyakhireva, a dream has come true. By Peter Bruun Measuring 165 c… »

“Our season has been a roller coaster”

INTERVIEW – For Györ´s Brazilian backcourt player and defense specialist, Eduarda Amorim, this season has been one with many ups and downs mainly because of numerous injuries. Still, she has full conf… »

“CSM Bucuresti are favorites”

Kim Rasmussen, the women´s national coach of Hungary, believes in his former team to win the 2018 Women´s Champions League in what he sees as one of the closest FINAL4´s in history. By Peter Bruun “There is no doubt in my mind that this FINAL4 will be one of the closest we have ever seen as not much is separating the four teams.  Still, I see CSM Bucuresti as favorites to win the Champions League.… »