Can Barca storm fortress Veszprém?

PREVIEW – MATCH OF THE WEEK GROUP A By Peter Bruun Telekom Veszprém (HUN) vs FC Barcelona (ESP), Saturday February 11th, 17.30 CET In case of a win at home on Saturday, Veszprém – currently in third position with 10 points – can not only secure the round of Last 16, they can also move the top teams of the group closer together. Barcelona leads Group A with 16 points and have already secured the kn… »

Löwen add to excitement in Group B

MATCH REVIEW – With a well deserved 28:25 home win against ruling champions Kielce, Rhein-Neckar Löwen added welcomed excitement in Group B, where the top teams moved even closer together. By Peter Br… »

Champions League winner vs German champion

PREVIEW – Rhein-Neckar Löwen and ruling Champions League winners, Kielce have the honor of resuming the group phase of Europe’s premier handball league, when they meet in the “Match of the Week” of Gr… »

Phoenix Rising

By Kevin Domas Remember that Phoenix legend ? About the mythical bird rising from the ashes of the predecessor?  Well, if you apply the story to handball, French side Brest comes quite close to it. In 2012, when the team from Britany won the French league, beating Issy-Paris in the final, it marked the start of numerous problems. Suffering from bankruptcy, it was already collapsing before the end… »

Home Court Advantage

COLUMN – Are handball fans in certain parts of the world – especially, in some Western European countries – too nice to their opponents? Would the home teams get more points, if the spectators were mo… »

Another day at the office – indeed

MATCH REVIEW – Gyor had to work a bit harder than they probably expected in the first half against Team Esbjerg, but after the break, the Hungarian top team left no doubt. By Peter Bruun Group 2 Team… »

Gille, Mahé proud of French accomplishment

Although everyone expected France to win a sixth World championship title on home soil, it wasn’t as easy as it look liked.  At least when you believe left-wing Kentin Mahé, who has grown into a more important role compared to the tournament in Qatar two years ago.  When I talked to him about the key reasons for finishing first once again, he praised team spirit and their focus on the essentials.… »

Larvik win after fine comeback

WOMEN´S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MAIN ROUND – Larvik strengthened their quarter-final hopes in Group 2 winning the Scandinavian derby against FC Midtjylland after a fine comeback in the second half. CSM Bucur… »

Ambros Martin

Another day at the office

PREVIEW – Gyor should not have any more trouble with Esbjerg than they had with Krim in their main round opener. The Hungarian top team has every chance to record their first victory in three visits t… »

No time for praise

As almost everyone is celebrating the great atmosphere of France 2017 and praising the great work done by the organization committee, it’s time to speak up and address some of the issues that have room for improvement.  Mostly matters that fans didn’t see or experience, because they did not happen in front of their eyes.  Circumstances that make you wonder what officials had in mind when planning… »