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… »

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… »

“Change of club and country has affected me”

INTERVIEW – The change from Füchse Berlin to Veszprém did have an impact on Petar Nenadic´s mental preparations ahead of the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun Petar Nenadic is a man who has been around in the world of handball. During his career, the 31-year-old Serbian left back has been representing a number of different clubs such as FC Barcelona (Spain), TTH Holstebro (Denmark), Pick… »