Emotional comeback of Team Germany

2017 Women´s World Championship – Day 3 For the first time during this championship, all 24 teams hit the court on Sunday. And after a day of surprises, there were fewer unexpected results. The German host was teetering on the edge as they struggled with South Korea throughout the first half. But in the final 30 minutes Loerper & Co. managed to turn the tables in convincing style. By Peter Bru… »

“Korea played well today and we didn’t play the way we could”

I was about to congratulate you, but you lost the game. I’m a bit stunned. What about you? Louis Abbingh: I don’t know exactly what went wrong today. Maybe we didn’t play the way we usually play. We k… »

Norway… and not much else

2017 Women´s World Championship – Day 2  After Germany´s 28:15 win in their opening match against Cameroon on Friday night, the 2017 World Championship got underway on Saturday with 11 additional game… »

Blow, setback, nightmare

Exactly two minutes and ten seconds were played in the opening match of the 2017 World Cup when host nation Germany lost maybe the most important player, Kim Naidzinavicius, to a tournament-ending injury. The 26-year old tore her anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee colliding with an opponent in a game that was won easily. The former U20 world champion will be missed up to six months, a hug… »

Opening win – but at a price

Germany recorded the expected victory in their home opener versus Cameroon at the 2017 World Championship. But too many missed opportunities and lack of concentration at times leave room for improveme… »

Same old story?

By Sascha Staat Looking ahead to a tournament is always a nice thing to do, because you’re full of expectations, full of energy and ready to watch some outstanding handball.  The questions prior to th… »

New name, same old grit

By Sascha Staat When Nadja Mansson played in the Champions League wearing the jersey of Thüringer HC, she was still called Nadgornaja. In the meantime she changed clubs (now playing for Borussia Dortmund), got married and became a mother. But her grid and determination remained the same. As the World championship on home soil is drawing closer, she talked about head coach, Michael Biegler, the imp… »

“There is some pressure”

When Anne Hubinger came down with a long-term injury earlier in the season the question arose, who might be able to replace her as right-back o Germany’s national handball team? Alicia Stolle hasn’t m… »

“There will be surprises at this World championship and why shouldn’t it be us?”

By Sascha Staat Mayssa Pessoa has won the Champions League and the World championship title during her illustrious career. Following a short stint with Vardar Skopje she joined Rostov-Don, looking to… »

Karolina Kudlacz-Gloc

“We can beat the best”

After giving birth in the summer it wasn’t a given that Karolina Kudlacz-Gloc would be able to take part in the upcoming World championship, but the Polish superstar just couldn’t let this chance go by. In Leipzig, one of the six venues of the tournament, she spent more than a decade playing handball, but right now she scores her goals in Bietigheim, and that’s where Poland will play. I guess play… »