“I think Hansen will shine both days”

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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 …

The Comeback Kids

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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 …

“Larvik 2.0 will still be a top team”

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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 season, the club is losing 11 players. Still, head coach Tor Odvar Moen, who has been with the club for 20 years, firmly believes in ongoing …

“Hopefully, this FINAL4 will be mine”

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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 …

The little wizard

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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 …

A win to bid farewell

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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 2018, before celebrating the end of Thierry Omeyer’s and Daniel Narcisse’s international career. Whoever expected a tight game against France and Norway had to look elsewhere, on Saturday night. …

Gyor take back Champions League title

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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 …

Vardar humiliate the champion

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Women´s FINAL4 – Semi-Final #2 MATCH REVIEW – Just like in the first semi-final between Gyor and Buducnost, the final result does not reflect the difference between the two teams on this Saturday evening. Vardar were dominating the defending Champions League winners from A to Z, clearly demonstrated by the 11-goal lead already in the first half. By Peter Bruun …

Gyor run over Buducnost

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Women´s FINAL4 – Semi-Final 1 MATCH REVIEW – Buducnost never stood a chance against an efficient Gyor machine, which was running well from the beginning to the end of the game. In fact, the final result – 26:20 – in favor of Gyor does not even provide the full picture of the match. The Hungarian team was superior in all …

A great career is coming to an end

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INTERVIEW – At the age of 34, Anja Althaus is calling it a day after this season. In this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com, she is looking back on a great career, which includes two Champions League titles among so many other accomplishments. She is also reveals what her future will hold. It will not be completely free of handball. By …