Favorites meet surprise package

PREVIEW – Krim Ljubljana impressed us all in the group stage of the Women´s Champions League, but what can the Slovenian runner-up do when they visit Hungarian powerhouse, Gyor? By Peter Bruun After CSM Bucuresti and Larvik opened the Champions League main round on Friday night, we will see two more matches in the Women´s Champions League on Saturday. Stregspiller.com´s featured match is Group 2 m… »

Niombla keeps CSM hopes alive

MATCH REVIEW – Despite being three goals down with two and a half minutes left, CSM Bucuresti kept their Champions League hopes alive, as they came back and drew 26:26 against Larvik. An improving Gno… »

Front-Runners ?

As World Cup 2017 enters its “medal phase” it’s an opportune time to look back at the past two weeks in Paris, Rouen, Nantes, Lille, Albertville, Brest and Montpellier. It all began in Paris-Bercy on… »

Ruling champion vs. 2011 winner

By Peter Bruun As a new feature on stregspiller.com, we are taking a closer look ahead of selected games of the Champions League. We start with the opening match in Group 1 of the women´s main round between the ruling Champions League sovereign and the winner of 2011. CSM Bucuresti vs Larvik – Friday 27. January 19.30 local time (18.30 CET) Larvik starts the main round in third position, sitting o… »

Who will follow behind Gyor?

At first sight, Group 2 of the Women´s Champions League main round appears to be more balanced compared to Group 1, where four teams are all but certain to proceed to the quarter-finals. In Group 2 –… »

Hanning supports IHF and praises France

Bob Hanning, vice-president of the German handball federation, is a wise man.  He’s doing everything he can to help handball in the world’s biggest market, but he’s also keen to get the best result fo… »

Norway is favorite

How is the health of the Croatian team at this point in the tournament? ZH: Not so good but it’s not that bad either. I think only Luka Sebetic will miss the next game and everybody else will be ready for the semi-final.  I don’t know exactly in what kind of shape every single player is but we are ready for the fight. Between 0 to 100 – how do you rate your chances against Norway on Friday? ZH: 45… »

Slovenia deserves a lot of credit

Now, you are back in Paris after the opening game and so far France has achieved their mission. Everything worked out according to plan – what can go wrong from here on? ON: I am a very optimistic per… »

We are up to the challenge

How tempting is it to look beyond the semi-final match against Croatia? COS:  First of all, I don’t think that we look beyond the semi-final.  I believe it’s the first time in the history of Norwegian… »

It will be a lot of fun

On Friday you will play a historical semi-final against Croatia, no Norwegian men’s team has ever gone that far in a World Championship – how do you feel about it? KRT:  Yes – it will be a lot of fun.  As you said it’s a historic semi-final for Norway and a very important game.  But we lost the last two games against them and we do look for revenge.  Yet, we will play against an excellent team and… »