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by matt_
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: EHF Euro 2020 - Sweden, Norway, Austria
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: EHF Euro 2020 - Sweden, Norway, Austria

Yeah, and they are exactly like this.

https://men2020.ehf-euro.com/newsdetail ... l-be-done/

I think it's good about seedings in handball that hosts teams are located in pots according to their "strength".
by matt_
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2020 European Championship - Denmark & Norway
Replies: 3
Views: 861

2020 European Championship - Denmark & Norway

http://www.eurohandball.com/2017/article/020218/00-00 Herning and the 14,000-capacity Boxen Arena in Denmark as well as Stavanger and its Idrettshall, Trondheim with a newly constructed arena and the 13,000-capacity Telenor in Norway's capital Oslo are the four venue and host cities included in the ...
by matt_
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark
Replies: 59
Views: 5287

Re: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark

Even with better draw, Russia reaching the semifinals would be a huge upset. Don't get me wrong, you have few good and experienced players, but generally squad is at most decent + you didn't achieve a Top 3-4 result since 2004 Olympics. Anyway, I agree with you that groups are not balanced enough. I...
by matt_
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark
Replies: 59
Views: 5287

Re: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark

Looks like Germany and Denmark didn't find a way to make a good knockout bracket for both, so I'm not really surprised by this change. I think "round of 16" format will be used again in Egypt. Group A & B looks nice, I'm looking forward for great clashes in first group stage already (e...
by matt_
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark
Replies: 59
Views: 5287

Re: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark

Argentina is the champion, Brazil was runner-up and Chile won third place play-off, so they all qualified for WCh. Unfortunately, Greenland is only fourth (they lost to Chile after extra time) :cry: Anyway, it's still their best result in Pan American Championship since 2006 (3rd place then). Today...
by matt_
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark
Replies: 59
Views: 5287

Re: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark

Last qualifying tournament for WCh has just started, it's Pan American Championship (this year held in Greenland). Two best teams from both groups advance to semifinals. Top 3 of competition will make it to the Germany & Denmark. A - Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Peru B - Brazi...
by matt_
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark
Replies: 59
Views: 5287

Re: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark

Good question who will receive the wildcard. It will be "the best loser" of this PO. Question is accoording to which criteria. Recent EC/WC results and "tradition and history" will count. So your assumption seems very likely. You misunderstood my post :) Wild card is already all...
by matt_
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark
Replies: 59
Views: 5287

Re: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark

I'm a bit surprised Czech Republic lost the second leg so badly, I thought they would be a dark horse again, but life goes on. At least Russia came back on major tournament :) Result of Slovenia - Hungary was pretty irrelevant to me, as whoever lose it, will probably get a wild card, but I see the t...
by matt_
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark
Replies: 59
Views: 5287

Re: WCh 2019 - Germany & Denmark

Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Qatar and South Korea qualified to next year tournament by making it to semifinals of Asian Championship. Congratulations to them! :bball: It's a pity Japan didn't manage to qualify, but they are still minnows in men's handball, much water in Japanese Sea have to pass, unti...
by matt_
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: EHF Euro 2018 - Croatia
Replies: 38
Views: 5462

Re: EHF Euro 2018 - Croatia

mikh wrote:Amazing! Sweden sends Iceland home and pulls Serbia in. The Serbs have to buy the Swedes a beer ;)

Yeah, I've heard about proposal of giving us Serbian beer after our victory over Germany in 2012, let you advance to semifinals. Is it some kind of Scandinavian tradition? :)
by matt_
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: EHF Euro 2018 - Croatia
Replies: 38
Views: 5462

Re: EHF Euro 2018 - Croatia

Wow, Serbia was only 1 goal away from going further already. Sweden should fight now for victory (or at least draw), because if Iceland will go home, they'll have 3/4 points in second group stage (instead of 0).
by matt_
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Male Handball
Topic: EHF Euro 2018 - Croatia
Replies: 38
Views: 5462

Re: EHF Euro 2018 - Croatia

Yesterday's Czech victory was a big upset. I think Denmark underestimated them a bit. Not all quality players played the whole game, they weren't using 100% of speed, will of winning. Danes thought it's going to be easy one. Anyway, good it happened now. In 2013-14, Denmark won all the games prior t...
by matt_
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: Beauties in handball
Replies: 1030
Views: 503664

Re: Beauties in handball

Guess that's not most obvious choice and Amandine is not exactly my type too, but I adore her naturality and femininity :oops:

I would love to see Doudou with her offsprings.
by matt_
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2017 World Championship - Semifinals & Final (+ Bronze match)
Replies: 22
Views: 4341

Re: 2017 World Championship - Semifinals & Final (+ Bronze match)

Gojira wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but who is "Doudou"? Leynaud?

Yup, it's her nickname. Btw, "doudou" in French means "blankie".

You don't have to be sorry, I consider that just as a curiosity brought by our commentators.
by matt_
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Female Handball
Topic: 2017 World Championship - Semifinals & Final (+ Bronze match)
Replies: 22
Views: 4341

Re: 2017 World Championship - Semifinals & Final (+ Bronze match)

Really enjoyable final to watch. Congratulations France! French team was definitely better. They did a great job of preparing for the game, by getting the hang of rival. Mørk, Oftendal and their teammates didn't have much to do, as many Norway's moves were predicted. I cheered for title holders, but...
by matt_
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Foreign languages
Replies: 132
Views: 34871

Re: Foreign languages

At the moment, I can only speak Polish (my first language), English (advanced level) some-what Russian and I started learning Italian recently. Hope I'll succeed :D How similar is Russian and Bulgarian? And Russian - Macedonian language? :D Slavic languages are divided into few groups: East Slavic :...

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