It’s all about defense

By Sascha Staat Amandine Leynaud has seen it all, mostly though hard defense battles, like the one against Sweden on Friday, in the second semifinal of World Cup’17.  It was close until the end when France were able to wear down the opposition thanks to an outstanding defense effort, the main reason why France advanced to the final, according to veteran goalkeeper, Amandine Leynaud. Congratulation… »

Just too slow

By Sascha Staat Two debatable decisions of the referees towards the end of the semifinal against France, may have cost Sweden a gold medal match at the 2017 World championship.  France moved on and wi… »

Norway – in a league of their own

Women´s World Championship Semi-Finals The semi-final day in Hamburg turned another demonstration of Norway´s superiority in women´s national team handball.  The Netherlands were no match for Norway w… »

Norway smashes Russia and Abbingh takes Netherlands to the semis

Women´s World Championship Quarter-finals – Day 2 Norway and the Netherlands are ready for the semi-finals following the last quarterfinals on Wednesday, in Magdeburg. While The Netherlands had plenty of trouble overcoming the Czech Republic, Norway trashed Russia by an amazing 17-goal margin. By Peter Bruun Netherlands vs Czech Republic 30:26 (17:16) The result was indicative of a fairly clear Du… »

“It will be hard for anybody to beat us”

By Sascha Staat When the quarterfinal pairing between Olympic champion Russia and World and European champion Norway became official, handball fans around the world were looking forward to an intense,… »

Abbingh to the rescue

By Sascha Staat Once again Lois Abbingh was named Player of the Match after scoring a whopping 14 goals in the quarterfinal game against the Czech Republic in Magdeburg. Apart from the sharp-shooting… »

Sweden win Scandinavian derby

Women´s World Championship Quarter-Finals – Day 1 Sweden continue to make history at World Cup 2017, heading to their first semi-final ever after defeating Denmark in the Scandinavian derby, in Leipzig, on Tuesday. In the other quarter-final, France did not have much trouble booking a decisive victory against Montenegro. By Peter Bruun Sweden vs Denmark 29:26 (13:11) Before the Match Both teams ar… »

“We will do everything possible to win both games in Hamburg”

By Sascha Staat Sabina Jacobsen is one of the veteran players on the Swedish team, the defensive specialist was all smiles after the match against Denmark and a historic win, in the quarter-final of W… »

Historic tears

By Sascha Staat Hanna Blomstrand is no household name in the world of handball, but she is well on a her way to create a name for herself if she continues playing as she did against arch-rival Denmark… »

“I know they don’t really like to play against us”

By Sascha Staat It’s not the first time France has reached the final four of a big tournament, yet everyone talks about Norway and The Netherlands and also Sweden, the team that is the hot story of the World championship, in Germany, right now. But after controlling Montenegro for almost the entire quarterfinal it looks like France has to be taking seriously, also thanks to the resurgence of chari… »