Clash of titans in Podgorica

MATCH OF THE WEEK PREVIEW – Two of the favorites for winning the Women´s Champions League this season meet Sunday night in Podgorica (Montenegro), as Buducnost are taking on Vardar in an early top match in Group 1 of the main round. In the other game in Group 1, on Sunday, Thüringer HC receive Astrakhanochka, while FC Midtjylland and Team Esbjerg meet in a Danish derby in Group 2. By Peter Bruun I… »

France – The eternal winner

Sunday’s final of the 25th World championship will be one for the ages.  Maybe it won’t be epic, but it will be one to remember for sure.  France, the host and odds-on favorite to win the tournament p… »

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 C… »

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 Gnonsiane Niombla scored the equalizer with 20 seconds left on the game clock.  By Peter Bruun Group 2: CSM Bucuresti vs Larvik 26:26 (12:13) Before the Match Ruling Champions League winners CSM were sta… »

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 b… »

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 – no doubt – Gyor will go on, but at least four teams are battling for the remaining three quarter-final tickets. By Peter Bruun  In our preview for the main round of the Women´s Champions League, we ar… »

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… »

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 person and I am certainly not focused on what could go wrong.  I am more concentrated on doing the right things.  We are giving a lot of credit to our next opponent (Slovenia ed.). They deserve to be her… »