“We feel the pressure”

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INTERVIEW – Nycke Groot is fully aware that she is not yet in top form following her injury break, but she hopes to get close to it as World Cup 2017 progresses. She also admits that external expectations after their final appearances at the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 European championship are putting certain pressures on her and her …

Damnjanovic is back

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INTERVIEW – Sanja Damnjanovic has been looking like her old self in Serbia´s first two matches at the World Championship – even though the opponents have meant easy goings. She is excited about the “old” Serbian stars finally being reunited in the national team. By Peter Bruun To Sanja Damnjanovic, Serbia´s first two matches at the World Championship have been …

“We all want to win that gold medal”

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By Sascha Staat Goalkeeper Tess Wester (SG BBM Bietigheim) is one of the key players of Team Netherlands at the 2017 World Cup, in Germany.  After the first two days of game action she sums up the dynamics of major international tournaments, what makes them special and what she thinks about her new coach, Danish Helle Thomsen. You started with …

“Germany will be our first real game at the World Championship”

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INTERVIEW – Serbia´s world class line player, Dragana Cvijic, talks to stregspiller.com about her team´s chances at the World Championship, about her recent transfer from Buducnost to Vardar and about playing with Andrea Lekic again, at club level as well as in the national team. By Peter Bruun Disposing of China and Cameroon in their first two matches at the …

Behnke praises defense effort

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By Sascha Staat Host nation Germany came back from an early deficit in Leipzig, as back-up goalkeeper Katja Kramarczyk showed that she’s on the roster for a reason and Frederike Gubernatis, a late call by head coach Michael Biegler just weeks before the start of the tournament, scored seven goals en route to a 23:18 victory against a Korean side …

Emotional comeback of Team Germany

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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. …

Norway… and not much else

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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 games. Norway left no doubt that they are the top favorite for the title once again, as they ran over Hungary on a day that saw numerous surprises By …

Blow, setback, nightmare

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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 …

Opening win – but at a price

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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 improvement. The premature exit of playmaker, Kim Naidzinavicius, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, only added to the concerns of coach Biegler. By Peter Bruun Germany vs Cameroon 28:15 (12:7) …