“I enjoy being here one last time”

By Kevin Domas At age 40, Thierry Omeyer will play his last two international matches this week against Norway.  Instead of feeling sad, he appears to be really focused on these last two matches, as winning both of them would translate into an early EURO 2018 qualification for France.  Aside of the task on hand, he is confident about the future of the French team, a “very bright one” as he puts it… »

When the going gets tough…

…the tough get going.  It’s this time of the year when Europe’s premier handball clubs meet for their annual showdown in Budapest – the Champions League FINAL4.  Ever since the inaugural tournament in… »

Montpellier – the vicious cycle

By Kevin Domas For the first time in the past six seasons, Montpellier had reached the quarter-finals of the EHF Champions League.  In itself, an impressive performance, after having started the Europ… »

No German teams in Cologne

MATCH REVIEW – For the first time in the history of the FINAL4 of the Men´s Champions League, the event will be without German representation. THW Kiel was the last German club in the competition, before FC Barcelona defeated them by five goals in the second leg of the quarter-final. By Peter Bruun FC Barcelona (ESP) vs THW Kiel (GER) 23:18 (13:9) Before the Match The match happened to be an anniv… »

V for Vardar, V for Vengeance

Three years ago, with ten seconds to go, Anders Eggert of SG Flensburg-Handewitt converted a penalty shot in front of more than 6,000 ecstatic fans in Skopje, making sure HC Vardar would miss out on q… »

Vardar – Fourth time lucky

MATCH REVIEW – After missing the FINAL4 three years in a row, finally, Vardar booked the ticket to Cologne. The Macedonian team simply steamrolled Flensburg in the return match, where the visitors cou… »

Optimistic, but a bit nervous

Sunday will be a special day for Veszprem’s Dragan Gajic when he returns to his former club Montpellier for the first time since joining Telekom Veszprem, last summer.  In the south of France, the Hungarian champion will try their very best to hold on to a slim three-goal lead after winning the first leg by a score of 26:23.   Plenty of reasons to talk to the Slovenian winger about tactics, emotio… »

Still hungry to win

Croatian left-wing Manuel Strlek has won the domestic double with his former club RK Zagreb and his current team from KS Kielce for nine consecutive seasons.  I was wondering if it’s not getting borin… »

“I am running out of time”

INTERVIEW – Even though she is only 28 years old, Cristina Neagu feels it is about time, to win titles in her hometown, Bucharest, and with the Romanian national team. In this exclusive interview with… »

Barcelona – not unhappy

MATCH REVIEW – A few hours before their football team visited Real Madrid for another “El Classico”, FC Barcelona lost the handball classic against THW Kiel. However, Barcelona cannot be unhappy after losing by two goals at Sparkassen Arena.  The Catalans have every chance to catch up with the narrow deficit at Palau Blaugrana, next Saturday.  Considering the pressure Kiel put on them, they should… »