We can win

Team Slovenia is widely considered the big underdog in the fight against France.  How do you prepare your players? VV:   Look – two or three years ago, my young players wanted autographs from Daniel Narcisse or Nikola Karabatic and tomorrow they – we have to play against them, these perfect players.  But we will try to enjoy this game. How do you as a coach approach this match? VV:   The upcoming… »

Four to stay

The four teams who start Group 1 of the Women´s Champions League main round will stay there and reach the quarter-finals, but not necessarily in the current order. By Peter Bruun While the eyes of the… »

Berge with the chess brain of Magnus Carlsen

With tactical skills that remind me of his countryman, triple chess world champion Magnus Carlsen, Christian Berge is leading Norway towards another great achievement at a major championship. By Peter… »

A logical exit – almost

This month 50 years ago, Denmark celebrated their first medal in men´s handball.  The anniversary was “celebrated” with the worst result at a major championship in the past 12 years. Denmark’s premature exit in the round of last-sixteen against Hungary was not as surprising as some people think. By Peter Bruun Almost 50 years ago, Denmark´s men’s handball team won their first medal ever.  At the 1… »

Sigurdsson admits mistakes after stunning German exit

Yesterday turned out to be the day of upsets at handball World Cup 2017.  Following Denmark’s defeat by Hungary, Germany wasted a four-goal lead midway through the second half and lost to Qatar, a tea… »

Torgovanov critical of Bonaventura sisters

Russia lost to Slovenia yesterday in a game that started well for the former superpower of handball.  But then the speed and skill of the opponent was just too much to handle and in the end, Vid Kavti… »

Surprising Saudis but no Pro’s

To the surprise of many, Saudi-Arabia did get a chance to make it to the round of the last-16, missing it by a hair.  A good first half against Croatia and a victory against Chile – the team from South America had beaten Belarus on the first day of the group stage in Rouen – caught the eye of many experts.  Nenad Kljaic is doing a heck of a job considering the circumstances.  I talked to him about… »

Sweden can be very dangerous

As usual the national team tournaments are a big summit of former superstars.  I went to Paris this past Monday, to attend the Scandinavian classic between Sweden and Denmark.  As expected the arena w… »

Other nations are closing in

INTERVIEW – There may not be as many titles on the horizon for Norway’s women in the future, as the international top is getting closer all the time, Stine Bredal Oftedal realizes in this exclusive in… »

Gottfridsson likes Sweden’s path

Sweden is surprising many experts, including former legends like Staffan Olsson, Magnus Wislander or Ljubomir Vranjes.  All of them are working for various television or radio stations as experts and are quite positive when it comes to what Sweden has „put on the table” at the World Cup in France.  I was able to talk to Jim Gottfridsson, a Vranjes’ player at SG Flensburg-Handewitt, about the team’… »