“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 stregspiller.com, she explains why she decided to join CSM Bucuresti now, what it would mean for her leaving Buducnost with another Champions League trophy and why she feels pride when playing for he… »

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… »

Sterbik and tactical skill bring Vardar close to FINAL4

MATCH REVIEW – Flensburg´s comeback came too late against a tactically brilliant Vardar team, where goalkeeper Arpad Sterbik caused the host constant problems. On Thursday, Flensburg have an extremely… »

Victor Tomas

It used to be special

On Sunday they will meet once again – possibly the two biggest handball super powers in Europe on club level – handball giant and freshly minted 2017 Spanish champion, FC Barcelona and German record title-holder, THW Kiel. But these days they play against each other way too often.  Last season, they met four times and they will have played four times again in the 2016/17 Champions League edition,… »

Deja-Vu

The participants in the FINAL4 tournament of the Women´s Champions League 2017 will be the exact same four teams as in the previous year.  Only the draw for the semi-finals can bring about some change… »

Barbara Arenhart - World Cup 2013 in Serbia

A decade of living the dream

For years, South American players had to get used to the idea that the only way to improve in handball was to leave the country.  It’s a tough choice.  Leaving family, friends and one’s own country be… »

A mild surprise

Sometimes you can just anticipate what’s going to occur.  In sports it seems close to impossible, because anything can happen, as athletes and officials repeat endless times when asked about a firm prediction of what lies in the future.  But the loss of 2016 Champions League winner, Vive Tauron Kielce, against French side Montpellier was just a mild surprise, no matter what all experts said prior… »

“I feel no pressure”

INTERVIEW – Alexandra Lacrabere feels comfortable about elevated expectation level at HC Vardar, where she is playing her first season. Experiencing her first FINAL4 would mean a lot to her, she admit… »

Same procedure as last year?

WOMEN´S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE REVIEW – The FINAL4 of the Women´s Champions League will consist of the same four teams, as last year. That is the inevitable conclusion after the first leg of the quarter-fin… »

Hungry Kiel wears down Flensburg

It has been said so many times: “Offense wins games, defense wins championships.”  Sunday’s final between the THW Kiel and the SG Flensburg-Handewitt proved – once again – the old adage.  On Saturday, the front-runner in the German league – SG Flensburg – totally demolished the reigning German champion Rhein-Neckar Löwen 33:23.  On Sunday, record cup winner Kiel practiced a stellar defense effort,… »