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… »

France – medal contender and maybe more

By Kevin  Domas For the first time in a long time, France are going to play an international competition without Thierry Omeyer and Daniel Narcisse. Furthermore, due to various injuries, five of the s… »

Team France

Golden League – a good idea gone wrong

By Kevin Domas In 2012, three of Europe’s top national handball federations (France, Denmark and Norway) joined forces to create a competition that would optimize income, thanks to TV rights. The idea… »

“My hunger for a title is enormous”

INTERVIEW – Niklas Landin is fully aware that his goalkeeping will have to be superb, for Denmark to be successful at the upcoming European championship, in Croatia. The experienced goalkeeper from Kiel is up to the task and reassures that he is extremely hungry for a title after the disappointment at the 2017 World Cup. By Peter Bruun Niklas Landin is what the Germans call “Hoffn… »

Future in place – EURO ahead

INTERVIEW – Henrik Toft Hansen (Denmark) can play the EHF EURO 2018 having peace of mind when it comes to his future. The experienced line player will be leaving SG Flensburg-Handewitt for Paris Saint… »

“Nobody to hide behind anymore”

By Kevin Domas As EURO 2018 is around the corner, it’s time to focus on the dominating force in men’s handball – France, the reigning world champion.  Kevin Domas caught up with goalkeeper, Vincent Ge… »

“Finally, we beat Norway at the right time”

By Sascha Staat France stunned defending champion Norway winning the world title, beating the Scandinavians by a final score of 23-21 in Hamburg, on Sunday afternoon. They key for success was a plan worked out before the start of the tournament, relying on the whole roster, to save energy for the last day of the competition. The plan worked out, as a smiling Allison Pineau confirmed right after th… »

Allons, enfants de la Patrie…

Women´s World Championship – Final The title of the Marseillaise seems to be the appropriate headline for the sensational win, the French team pulled of on Sunday evening, in Hamburg, at World Cup’17.… »

“Defense and goalkeeping have brought us to the final”

INTERVIEW – Camilla Herrem feels that Norway has benefited more than usual from their strong defense and outstanding goalkeeping. By Peter Bruun Once again, Norway is in the final of a major champions… »

False start

By Sascha Staat When you play against Norway, you can’t allow yourself a false start. But The Netherlands did exactly that and as a consequence the team of Helle Thomsen was down by six goals after ten minutes. The Danish coach had to take her second timeout early in the game, but it was too late already. The poor start decided the match, as Danick Snelder confirmed afterwards in the mixed zone. E… »