The only German in Cologne

By Peter Bruun Uwe Gensheimer is the only German at the Champions League FINAL4 this year, and he admits that he finds it strange. “Of course, it is special to be the only German player at the event this time,” he tells stregspiller.com. For the first time in the history of the FINAL4, no German team has made it to the final weekend in Cologne. Gensheimer, who joined Paris Saint-Germain Handball f… »

“It’s the cherry on the cream on the icing on the cake”

Broadcaster, teacher, handball player and coach – it’s your pick.  Tom O’Brannagain has done it all. Following his handball career on the international level for Ireland – as player and coach – today,… »

Are you ready for Cologne?

Think you know it all? In 2017 Vardar is the first team from Macedonia that has qualified for the prestigious event in Cologne. How many countries have been represented in the Final4 since inception?9… »

“It’s a little odd to have FC Barcelona as an underdog”

While some countries in Europe enjoy bragging rights of hosting the strongest handball leagues – Germany (men) and Hungary (women) – hardly anywhere is the sport covered more extensively and discussed more intensely than in Danmark – on a daily basis. Bent Nyegaard, Tina Mueller, Lars Bruun-Mortensen, Stine Bjerre Jorgensen are only some of the journalists that represent the tip of Denmark’s formi… »

“I would like Veszprem and Vardar to play the final match”

Simona Margetic’s ascend in the world of handball can hardly be overlooked. Following volunteer work and stints at the women’s European Championships on the junior and senior level, her hard work has… »

“I think Hansen will shine both days”

With the 2017 Champions League season-ending event – the VELUX EHF FINAL4 – only days away, it’s time to look ahead and see who’s hot and who is not. Paris St. Germain, Telekom Veszprem, Vardar Skopje… »

The Comeback Kids

It was one for the ages, that’s for sure; maybe the most-epic handball game in history.  While you may not agree, at least it will go down as the greatest comeback in handball history, won’t it? The 2016 final of the EHF Champions League between Hungary’s Telekom Veszprem and Polish powerhouse Vive Tauron Kielce turned out to be a classic after a boring beginning.  At the start of the second half… »

“Larvik 2.0 will still be a top team”

FEATURE – Larvik HK has ended the 2016/17 as Norwegian champion – once again – but a big challenge lies ahead.  Norway’s handball flagship has been dominating the league for years but ahead of next se… »

“Hopefully, this FINAL4 will be mine”

INTERVIEW – This year, Mikkel Hansen is experiencing his fourth FINAL4.  So far, the 29-year-old Danish international has never lifted the Champions League trophy. In fact, a second place at the first… »

The little wizard

These days, Miha Zarabec is proving everybody wrong that it’s all about height and power in order to play top level handball. The Slovenian playmaker left such strong impression during the past two years, that German champion THW Kiel paid attention and decided to sign him to a one-year deal. It’s a childhood dream coming true for the little wizard and he already made some friends at his future te… »