Can Martin copy Gyor’s success with Romania?

Ambros Martín has increased his workload, coaching the Romanian national team next to his job in Gyor. The big question is if the charismatic Spaniard can also transfer his success from the club level to Romania’s national team – a squad that will be eager to improve on their bronze medal performance from last year´s World Championship. By Peter Bruun Given the historical rivalry between Hungary a… »

Turbulences won’t stop Norway

Nora Mørk is quite unhappy that her twin sister has not been nominated, and in Norway’s media, head coach Thorir Hergeirsson is being criticized for a number of other players that he invited to the te… »

Tough Luck Croatia

A fifth place at the very first Women´s European championship still stands out as Croatia´s greatest achievement in the history of the tournament. It will be extremely difficult for them to get even c… »

Czech Republic with nothing to lose

Two eighth places are the Czech Republic´s best achievements at European championships, where they have taken part four times before. At the last time, a 12th rank was the outcome.  And it is a big question if they can do any better this time around. By Peter Bruun For the fifth time in the history of the Women´s European championship has the Czech Republic qualified for the final tournament. So f… »

Unpredictable Danes

Denmark have a very modest goal of finishing among the top 12 teams at EURO’16, but maybe they can benefit from weaknesses of some of the other teams in an otherwise tough bracket.  The actual strengt… »

A new era without Bulatovic and Radicevic

After Montenegro´s disastrous Olympic campaign – it led to national coach Dragan Adzic’s resignation for a few weeks – the country is starting a new era without stars like Katarina Bulatovic, Jovanka… »

Can Kim make Hungary great again?

The expectations in Hungary´s new national coach Kim Rasmussen are huge, and justifiably so, considering the Dane´s success with Poland and CSM Bucuresti in recent years.  But, Rasmussen is facing serious problems with a team hit by several injuries. By Peter Bruun Success has been clinging to Kim Rasmussen´s name for quite some time now.  First, he raised Poland´s female national team from anonym… »

Kinga Achruk

New coach facing a tough challenge

Following in the footsteps of Kim Rasmussen is no easy task, and Poland´s new coach Leszek Krowicki has not made things easier for himself by changing most of the national team. By Peter Bruun Kim Ras… »

EURO Ready

Consistent Norway, Russia´s Danish syndrome and Trefilov´s daughter ANALYSIS – Norway was the only consistent team, as the three Olympic medalists from Rio and Denmark met for a final test before the… »

6:0 & 3:3 – More Than Just Numbers

During my weekly podcast “Kreis Ab”, you might have heard about it, I like to talk to my guests not just about recent results or upcoming games, but also about stuff you can’t read in papers or magazines, let’s not even mention television.  Most recently I had a long chat with Axel Kromer, who’s one of Dagur Sigurdsson’s assistant coaches with the German national team.  We talked about various def… »