Pointing fingers

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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 we would like to. For players, coaches and officials it’s different, especially if they point at someone else although they are not perfect either. …

“I have to be faster and more dangerous”

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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 …

Croatia and Sweden clinch main round berth

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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 fight it out for a last main round ticket, on Tuesday. By Peter Bruun Serbia vs Sweden 25:30 (10:16) Before the Match Both teams were under …

“Of course, we are under pressure”

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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 he is aware that his team is under significant pressure to reach the main round, now. By Peter Bruun Jim Gottfridsson was one of the very few Swedish players who …

“Playing my own game helps me”

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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 Bundesliga …

Champions League boosted Smarason´s career

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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 career. By Peter Bruun Iceland is not exactly short on playmakers. National coach Geir Sveinsson has one of the very best on this position, Aron Palmarsson from FC Barcelona …

“I am a vulcano from a vulcano island”

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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 first round of the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun “Emotions are necessary in sport.” To no surprise this statement comes from Björgvin Pall Gustavsson.  The 32-year-old …