“We want to keep control of our destiny”

Photo: Laurent Théophile By Kevin Domas As Team France is coming off a three-day rest at the EHF EURO 2018, Kevin Domas spoke with French left wing, Michael Guigou, ahead of their main round battle with Sweden – a team Guigou is full of praise. Did you watch yesterday’s games and if so, what do you think about it? MG:  We didn’t watch the first one as we were practicing at the time, but judging by… »

Norway in control – Croatia on the brink

Norway and Croatia both took major steps towards the semi-final at the 2018 European championship, as they opened the main round with victories in Group I. Norway’s concentrated effort in the second h… »

Germans agree – Improvement is needed

FEATURE – Finn Lemke, Patrick Groetzki and Steffen Weinhold can all agree on one thing: Improvement will be needed in the upcoming main round matches, if the ruling European champions are going to hav… »

France – the calm before the storm

By Kevin Domas After a perfect first round, France are currently enjoying a three-day break before diving into the main round of the EHF EURO 2018. For now, everything went according to plan. Three games, as many victories, just a few injuries and an overall impression that France has been gradually playing better. “We have done our homework right, but the second part will be much tougher, and we’… »

“Seven-against-six does nothing good for handball”

INTERVIEW – Macedonian goalkeeper veteran, Borko Ristovski, is no fan of playing seven-against-six when in attack; a tactic his team practiced quite a bit against Germany in their last group match, at… »

No room for error

By Sascha Staat First it was easy, then there was chaos, but in the end it was all good for Germany – once again. This could have been the story of the first stage of EURO’18 for the defending champio… »

Another draw

Germany seem to get involved in handball drama every time they play. Once again, they drew 25:25, this time after an intense fight with Macedonia. By Peter Bruun Group C Germany vs FYR Macedonia 25:25 (12:11) Before the Match  Germany had started the tournament in convincing fashion, defeating Montenegro 32:19, before a somewhat sobering second group match against Slovenia. Only a penalty goal aft… »

“What a game to play from the start”

NTERVIEW – For the first time at this European championship, Jerry Tollbring got his chance to play the start, as Sweden defeated the Croatian hosts35:31 in the last group match, on Tuesday evening. s… »

Sweden trashes host – Iceland in main round after thriller

Serbia were close to robbing Iceland of what looked like a secure main round berth in the very last minutes, in their last match, in Group A. But Iceland managed to ride the storm.  The same could not… »

“We are where we wanted to be”

By Kevin Domas Following a tight opening match against Norway at EURO 2018, France had no problems disposing of Austria two days later.  Kevin Domas caught up with Adrien Dipanda and talked about the road ahead for “Les Experts”. Adrien, what do you make of France’s beginning at EURO 2018 ? AD:  We are where we wanted to be. We managed to win the most important game of the first phase against Norw… »