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 have a chance to defend their title. By Peter Bruun The three key players of the German national team have no problems agreeing on at least one issue ahead of the main round games at the European champio… »

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 ga… »

“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 champion, but it isn’t.  Two ill advised decisions by Philipp Weber, in the final minutes of the match against Macedonia, changed the prospects dramatically.  The game only ended in a draw thanks to a miracu… »

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… »

“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 be said about Croatia’s game against Sweden, where a four-goal difference at the end does not tell the whole story – not at all. By Peter Bruun Serbia vs Iceland 29:26 (12:12)  Before the Match The t… »

“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… »

Pointing fingers

By Sascha Staat Pointing fingers at someone else is easy, also for us journalists. We don’t play, we don’t coach and we never lose. So we can criticize, we can complain, we can write almost whatever w… »

“We feel the the pressure but that’s normal”

INTERVIEW – Croatian left back, Marko Mamic, is happy about the massive support his team enjoys at the 2018 European championship on home ground. But he and his teammates also feel the pressure based on sky-high expectations of the many fans and supporters of Team Croatia. By Peter Bruun Croatia have qualified for the main round of the European championship well in advance of the last match day in… »