“I have to be faster and more dangerous”

INTERVIEW – Zarko Sesum realizes that he and several of the other experienced players of Team Serbia will have to step up big, to beat Iceland with four goals in their remaining group match and proceed to the main round at the 2018 European championship. In this interview with stregspiller.com, he reflects on his team´s performances thus far and their chances to advance further. By Peter Bruun  As… »

Croatia and Sweden clinch main round berth

Croatia and Sweden are ready for the main round after Day 2 in Group A, in Split. Both teams earned decisive and deserved victories against Iceland and Serbia respectively, while the two losers will f… »

“Of course, we are under pressure”

INTERVIEW – Jim Gottfridsson was content with his own performance in Sweden´s 24:26 opening defeat against Iceland at the European championship. Unfortunately, his six goals were not nearly enough and… »

“Playing my own game helps me”

INTERVIEW – The Swedish goalkeeper Mikael Appelgren has his own prescription, for carrying on in times of trouble, as he reveals in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com. By Peter Bruun It helped Sweden a bit, when Mikael Appelgren replaced his colleague, Andreas Palicka, in their opening loss against Iceland at the 2018 European championship. However, the 28-year-old goalkeeper from Bund… »

Champions League boosted Smarason´s career

INTERVIEW – Janus Smarason already drew attention to his name before joining Danish champions Aalborg, and he openly admits that playing in the Champions League this season has really boosted his care… »

“I am a vulcano from a vulcano island”

INTERVIEW – Björgvin Pall Gustavsson admits that his well-known temper helps him a great deal on the court. It certainly did Friday night when Iceland recorded a surprising win against Sweden in the f… »

Iceland surprises – Croatia did their duty

Iceland landed a surprise win defeating Sweden, while Croatia did their duty – and a bit more – running over Serbia, when Group A of the European championship opened on Friday evening, in Split. By Peter Bruun Sweden vs Iceland 24:26 (8:15) Before the Match As usual in Nordic derbies, there is lot’s of history to look at and in this instance Sweden won most of the time. However, Iceland can never… »

“Individually, we have high expectations”

By Kevin Domas Nikola, the updates about your brother’s ankle must be quite reassuring… NK:  It’s 11AM and I haven’t even seen him yet, so you seem to know a lot more than me (laughs).  We’ll have t… »

What a difference two years make

By Sascha Staat Germany is coming to EURO 2018 in Croatia as the defending champion. What would have sounded like a crazy joke two years ago, now it is reality – plain and simple. And it’s not like an… »

France are favorites – but it’ll be close

PREVIEW – World champions France are the favorites to take back the European title, when EHF EURO 2018 kicks into high gear in Croatia, on Friday. However, French coach Didier Dinart is facing problems on the line and on the left back position, while other nations stand ready to grab the trophy. By Peter Bruun Not to long ago, France was holding all three titles in the world of handball, at the sa… »