Kristina Kristiansen

“Beyond our wildest dreams”

INTERVIEW – Despite opening the main round with a defeat, Kristina Kristiansen, playmaker of Nykøbing Falster still finds the 2017/18 Champions League main round more than she and her teammates dared to dream about. In this interview, she also explains why she extended her contract for another four years. By Peter Bruun When Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub won the Danish championship for the very fi… »

Deutsch-land of confusion

By Sascha Staat A good week ago, Germany lost the decisive game in the main round of the EHF EURO 2018 to the eventual champion, Spain. Ever since, the pressure for head coach Christian Prokop, who to… »

“Finally, we made our team function”

INTERVIEW – CSM Bucuresti´s Norwegian right back, Amanda Kurtovic, confirms that it has taken some time to get all the new players integrated in the team, including her. In this exclusive interview wi… »

Spain – finally

In their fifth final at a European championship, Spain finally managed to lift the trophy.  After an impressive second half, coach Ribera’s men sealed the triumph against the four times European champions from Sweden. By Peter Bruun Spain vs Sweden 29:23 (12:14) Before the Match None of the two teams arrived at the final weekend undefeated. Spain had suffered two losses along the way, while Sweden… »

No sleep tonight for Dani & Co.

By Sascha Staat Finally, after four unsuccessful attempts and a devastating loss against the underdog from Germany, in the 2016 final, Spain captured the EHF EURO 2018, following  an outstandingc defe… »

Wanne blames lack of solutions

By Sascha Staat Today, Hampus Wanne arrived at Zagreb Arena with the goal of winning the 2018 European championship. However, a very determined Spanish side just didn’t allow Sweden to score for most… »

Bleak Future

OPINION – only on a few occasions did the Croatian host reach full potential at the EHF EURO 2018 and Domagoj Duvnjak´s early injury only counts as a partial excuse for Croatia´s premature exit. By Peter Bruun It’s never good for a major championship, if the host departs early. Croatia´s retreating from the EHF EURO 2018 on home ground was neither good for the economics of the event nor for Croati… »

 “We have to reward ourselves with a bronze medal” 

By Kevin Domas It’s never easy to wake up the morning after losing a semifinal at the European championship.  Especially when considering the way France lost on Friday evening, against Spain. No offen… »

”Impressed by goalkeepers”

INTERVIEW – Goalkeepers have been in focus at the 2018 European championship – fully deserved, finds Sweden´s goalkeeping coach, Mats Olsson. He is impressed by the level of goalkeeping at the tournam… »

Spaniards and Swedes agree…

FEATURE – … on at least one thing ahead of the final at the 2018 European championship, on Sunday night: The team with the best defense and best goalkeepers will win it all By Peter Bruun  Talking to the players from Spain and Sweden the day before the final of the 2018 European championship, in Zagreb, you come to realize that players from both sides agree that defense and goalkeeping will make t… »