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?9865Name the player who has scored the most goals in a single game of the Final4 to date?Mikkel HansenFilipp JichaJuanin GarciaSiarhei RutenkaPrior to the 2017 contest, which coach has led his team to… »

“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… »

“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 and FC Barcelona will make their way to Cologne’s Lanxess arena and so will the “Who-Is-Who” in the world of handball. stregspiller.com has asked a distinct, international panel of handball experts,… »

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 2… »

“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 visit to Cologne is still his finest achievement.  No wonder, he hopes for the ultimate success with Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. By Peter Bruun “Hopefully, this FINAL4 will be mine.” The statement f… »

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 ye… »

A win to bid farewell

By Kevin Domas After losing by five in Oslo (30-35), France set the record straight in Clermont-Ferrand, winning by four (28-24), keeping their chances alive to qualify for the European Championships… »

Gyor take back Champions League title

Women´s FINAL4 – Final Day MATCH REVIEW – Gyor Audi ETO are back on the European throne in women´s handball. In a final, which was best advertising for women´s handball, Gyor defeated Vardar Skopje by one goal after extra time. In the bronze match, last season´s winners, CSM Bucuresti beat Buducnost by six goals. By Peter Bruun Gyor Audi ETO KC (HUN) vs HC Vardar (MKD) 31:30 after extra time. Regu… »