Norway smashes Russia and Abbingh takes Netherlands to the semis

Stregspiller Peter Bruun's Corner, News Leave a Comment

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 …

“It will be hard for anybody to beat us”

Stregspiller Sascha Staat Unplugged, News Leave a Comment

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, exciting and possibly epic match between the two rivals. Instead they got a lopsided game which the Scandinavians dominated from beginning to end. The final score of 34-17 was stunning …

Abbingh to the rescue

Stregspiller Sascha Staat Unplugged, News Leave a Comment

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 left-back from Issy Paris, The Netherlands had a tough time against an opponent who never stopped fighting.  In the end, though, the Dutch survived a late surge …

Sweden win Scandinavian derby

Stregspiller Peter Bruun's Corner, News Leave a Comment

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 …

Historic tears

Stregspiller Sascha Staat Unplugged, News Leave a Comment

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 in the quarter-final of the 2017 World Cup.  She scored seven times en route to a comeback-win that secured a place in …

Czech Republic #simplywunderbar

Stregspiller Peter Bruun's Corner, News Leave a Comment

Women´s World Championship Round of Last 16 – Day 2 The Czech Republic eliminated Romania, while Korea as well as Japan forced Russia and the Netherlands into extra time; Norway had no problems ending Spain’s run at World Cup 2017. By Peter Bruun Romania vs Czech Republic 27:28 (17:14) Not even 13 goals from Cristina Neagu were enough to save …

Keep on running

Stregspiller Sascha Staat Unplugged, News Leave a Comment

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 …

A good feeling

Stregspiller Sascha Staat Unplugged, News Leave a Comment

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 impressive 31-23 rout.  After the match, there was hardly anything to criticize – Norway once again showed why they are the team to beat. Congratulations Stine, that was impressive. In …