Norway in control – Croatia on the brink

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Norway and Croatia both took major steps towards the semi-final at the 2018 European championship, as they opened the main round with victories in Group I. Norway’s concentrated effort in the second half was enough to dispose of harmless Serbs, while Croatia had significant troubles securing their win against Belarus. By Peter Bruun Serbia vs Norway 27:32 (17:17) Before the …

Germans agree – Improvement is needed

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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 …

France – the calm before the storm

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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 …

“Seven-against-six does nothing good for handball”

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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 the European championship. “It may have earned us a point, but it does nothing good for handball,” the 35-year-old says. By Peter Bruun FYR Macedonia began their last …

No room for error

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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 …

Another draw

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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 …

“What a game to play from the start”

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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. stregspiller.com caught with a very happy 22-year-old, after the triumph. By Peter Bruun It will be no wonder, if Jerry Tollbring thinks about Sweden´s 35:31 win against …

“We are where we wanted to be”

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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 …