Keep on running

By Sascha Staat Camilla Herrem is one of the veterans on the Norwegian team, but when you talk to her you get the feeling that she doesn’t get tired of winning. In fact she is quite hungry to add to her trophy collection and after Norway’s performance against Spain, at World Cup ’17, in Leipzig it looks like more precious metal is quite close. Congrats to you, Camilla, it looked rather easy. What’… »

A good feeling

By Sascha Staat Stine Oftedal’s happiness showed right after beating Spain at the 2017 World Cup, in Leipzig. Norway reached the quarterfinal at “Simply Wunderbar” rather easily, thanks to an impressi… »

Melting under pressure

Carmen Martin has seen a lot in handball, as have many of her Spanish teammates.  Still, the veteran right-wing felt like her team melted under the pressure of playing a game in the knock-out stage at… »

Well prepared

By Sascha Staat The Czech Republic made an impressive second-half comeback beating favored Romania in the Round of Last 16, 28-27, in Leipzig.  Iveta Luzumova assisted on the final goal by Michaela Hrbková, just seconds before the end of the game, right after Cristina Neagu had tied the score from the penalty line, a few moments earlier. First of all congratulations, Iveta.  I’m a bit shocked beca… »

Host drops out – World Championship goes on

Women´s World Championship Round of Last 16 – Day 1 On Sunday the first four quarter-finalists, were determined and once again it was another day of surprises. It was also the day, when host Germany w… »

”We want to make history”

INTERVIEW – If Sweden can overcome Slovenia in the Round of Last 16 in Leipzig on Sunday night, it will be the furthest Sweden ever got at a Women´s Handball World Championship. Obviously, playmaker I… »

“I realize that I have an important role

INTERVIEW – Sabina Jacobsen is the defense specialist in Sweden’s national handball team, and she is very well aware of her important role, as she reveals in this exclusive interview with  She also talks about Sweden´s sensational win against Norway at World Cup 2017 and her sudden club change just before the start of this season. By Peter Bruun If Sweden is going to be successfu… »

“We dominated right from the start”

By Sascha Staat Lois Abbingh surely is one of the true stars of World Cup 2017 and she almost scored in double digits again, netting eight times against host Germany, in Leipzig.  The Dutch showed all… »

“We have to improve on both ends, in offense and defense – not just a bit, but a lot”

By Sascha Staat Kerstin Wohlbold is an eight-time German champion, but she has never played a World championship on home soil, and expectations have never been as high for a national handball team, in… »

Getting back on track

By Sascha Staat Germany knew it would be hard facing The Netherlands in their last match of the group phase, but the performance shown against the Dutch won’t be enough to survive the Round of  Last 16, at least not according to Nadja Mansson. That’s why the host has to get back on track as fast as possible, otherwise Denmark will be the last opponent the team plays against at World Cup 2017. Toda… »