No sleep tonight for Dani & Co.

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By Sascha Staat Finally, after four unsuccessful attempts and a devastating loss against the underdog from Germany, in the 2016 final, Spain captured the EHF EURO 2018, following  an outstandingc defensive effort in the second half, while shutting down Sweden’s offense. After the match, I had the chance to talk to Spanish playmaker legend, Dani Sarmiento. and well, Congratulations – …

Wanne blames lack of solutions

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By Sascha Staat Today, Hampus Wanne arrived at Zagreb Arena with the goal of winning the 2018 European championship. However, a very determined Spanish side just didn’t allow Sweden to score for most of the time in the second half. Afterwards, I met a disappointed, but  humble player in the mixed zone, where he told me that Spain’s adjustments in …

Bleak Future

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OPINION – only on a few occasions did the Croatian host reach full potential at the EHF EURO 2018 and Domagoj Duvnjak´s early injury only counts as a partial excuse for Croatia´s premature exit. By Peter Bruun It’s never good for a major championship, if the host departs early. Croatia´s retreating from the EHF EURO 2018 on home ground was neither …

 “We have to reward ourselves with a bronze medal” 

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By Kevin Domas It’s never easy to wake up the morning after losing a semifinal at the European championship.  Especially when considering the way France lost on Friday evening, against Spain. No offense, no goalkeeping, a nine goal differential twenty minutes before the end of the game, it looks liked nothing or close to it worked. “Spain were just better …

”Impressed by goalkeepers”

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INTERVIEW – Goalkeepers have been in focus at the 2018 European championship – fully deserved, finds Sweden´s goalkeeping coach, Mats Olsson. He is impressed by the level of goalkeeping at the tournament, especially by Sweden’s Andrea Palicka and Mikael Appelgren. By Peter Bruun If you want to know something about goalkeeping and how to become better, there probably is no …

Spaniards and Swedes agree…

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FEATURE – … on at least one thing ahead of the final at the 2018 European championship, on Sunday night: The team with the best defense and best goalkeepers will win it all By Peter Bruun  Talking to the players from Spain and Sweden the day before the final of the 2018 European championship, in Zagreb, you come to realize …

“Our defense can make us European champions”

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INTERVIEW – Sweden´s star in the semifinal against Denmark, goalkeeper Andreas Palicka, believes in his team´s defense qualities, to win the final match of the EHF EURO 2018, against Spain, on Sunday. By Peter Bruun “Our defense may see us through.” That’s the immediate reaction of Andreas Palicka, when asked how Sweden are going to win the final against Spain …

It’s Spain vs Sweden…at EURO’18

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The semifinals at the 2018 European championship turned into a day of surprises. First, Spain got the better end of France, winning decisively and in the last match of the night, Sweden defeated their Danish neighbors in a thrilling match, where the Danes forced extra time. By Peter Bruun France vs Spain 23:27 (9:15)  Before the Match The return of …

“We just kept believing in ourselves”

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INTERVIEW – Pavel Horak, the grand old man of the national handball team of the Czech Republic explains his squad´s surprisingly good performance and sixth place at the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun “Our team spirit was the key factor. “There is really no secret behind our success. We just kept believing in ourselves and in each other.” These …

“Versatility is our strength”

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INTERVIEW – Denmark´s joker on left back, Michael Damgaard, finds that depth and versatility of the Danish team, are the two key factors explaining why the squad is in the semifinal at the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun The 2018 European championship, in Croatia, has opened people´s eyes with regards to Michael Damgaard. The performances of the 27-year-old, talented, …