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    Post by Guest on Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:40 am

    Talk about the sport of handball here.

    This is sport is highly underrated in the USA (most people don't even know anything about it), but I know in Egypt it's the second biggest sport and Egypt is actually one of the best teams in the sport, both at youth and professional levels. It's also pretty popular in Europe.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by chemicalrubber on Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:33 am

    It's rather nice to watch.

    How's Egypt on the world rankings?
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:49 am

    chemicalrubber wrote:It's rather nice to watch.

    How's Egypt on the world rankings?

    Men's Ranking: 15
    Men's Junior Ranking: 7
    Men's Youth Ranking: 5

    Our Men's team reached the final of the African Cup the last 4 times (winning two with the last one in 2008). Our Junior team placed 4th in the 2009 Men's Junior World Handball Championship. Our Youth team won the Olympics in 2010. Our Beach team placed 1st, 4th, and 4th in 2004, 2006, and the 2008 Men's Beach Handball World Championships respectively.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:08 pm

    I believe we're the Andorra of the Handball world.. Sad
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    Post by Guest on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:20 pm

    Dan wrote:I believe we're the Andorra of the Handball world.. Sad

    I can't find England in the rankings. Laughing
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:22 pm

    There's no England, it's Great Britain and has only recently been reformed because of the Olympics.

    So, we've never entered any international tournament.. Laughing
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    Post by SBSP on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:56 pm

    Is Henry on the French team?
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    Post by SBSP on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:56 pm

    And is Suarez on the Uruguayan one?
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    Post by Guest on Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:11 pm

    SBSP_FIFA wrote:Is Henry on the French team?

    SBSP_FIFA wrote:And is Suarez on the Uruguayan one?

    Good ones. Razz

    Suarez is of course the keeper of Uruguay while Henry is the playmaker for France.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Chelski on Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:46 pm

    Handball is great fun, where is Australia in the world rankings?
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    Post by Bebe_Fun on Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:29 am

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    Re: Handball

    Post by Kris on Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:48 am

    Ah, handball. I love that sport, it's the second biggest in Denmark too.

    Egypt looks to have a bright future in the sport. Hopefully soon, Euro Cup =/= World Cup, which it, no offence, has practically been.
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    Post by Kris on Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:55 am

    European qualifier, Denmark 41-33 Belarus

    Mikkel Hansen was great in that match. Makes me wonder why Barca bought Rutenka, because there was no doubt that
    Hansen >> Rutenka

    Other than that, the attacking play was buisness as almost usual. Spellerberg is still a world class passer with an amazing view of the game, Mikkel Hansen has an insane shot and our pivots know how to score goals (Nøddesbo scored a few and Toft scored 6 or 7). The surprise in the attacking play was Kasper Irming. The right back showed great pace and view, mixed with his good shot.

    I don't se anything that big to worry about in the attack other than efficiency (and that's said about a team who scored 41 - could easily have scored 50+). But out defense was sloppy at times and our keepers were far from great. Hopefully, the defense and esepcially the keepers will do better against Switzerland, because we probably won't be in a situation where we should win by that kind of margin. The sloppy attacking play by the end of the match, which gave Belarus a good deal of fastbreak goals simply should not happen on this level.

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    Post by nikisha on Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:22 pm

    If you want to see like pro handball players go to http://www.ushandball.org/
    Although there might not be a lot there probably are a few here and there because its mainly played in nyc
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Kris on Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:28 am

    In women's handball, Denmark qualified for the semi-finals, by beating Croatia 31-18.

    In mens handball, the squad for the world cup has been named:

    Keepers:
    Niklas Landin (Bjerringbro-Silkeborg)
    Søren Rasmussen (Flensburg-Handewitt)

    Defense:
    Anders Oechsler (Kolding)
    Kasper Nielsen (Bjerringbro-Silkeborg)

    Right wings:
    Hans Lindberg (Hamburg)
    Lasse Svan (Flensburg-Handewitt)

    Left wings:
    Lars Christiansen (Kolding)
    Anders Eggert (Flensburg-Handewitt)

    Right back:
    Mads Christensen (AaB)

    Left backs:
    Mikkel Hansen (AG København)
    Lasse Boesen (Flensburg-Handewitt)

    Playmakers:
    Thomas Mogensen (Flensburg-Handewitt)
    Bo Spellerberg (Kolding)

    Pivots:
    René Toft (AG København)
    Jesper Nøddesbo (FC Barcelona)


    Other than the 14 mentioned players, 2 of the reserves will be called up too
    Reserves:
    Goalkeeper:
    Jannick Green (AaB)

    Pivot*:
    Michael Knudsen (Flensburg-Handewitt)
    Jacob Bagersted (AG København)

    Right backs*:
    Kasper Søndergaard (Kolding)
    Kasper Irming (Aarhus)
    Simon Kristiansen (Bjerringbro-Silkeborg)

    Playmaker:
    Jesper Jensen (Skjern)

    *Of the reserves, one of the right backs and one of the pivots will probably be called up.

    EDIT: All players who are out of the squad with an injury, will have their names written with a line through.


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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:41 am

    2011 World Handball Championship

    Group A
    Bahrain
    Egypt
    France
    Germany
    Spain
    Tunisia

    Group B
    Austria
    Brazil
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Japan
    Norway

    Group C
    Algeria
    Australia
    Croatia
    Denmark
    Romania
    Serbia

    Group D
    Argentina
    Chile
    South Korea
    Poland
    Slovakia
    Sweden
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:47 am

    Egypt is in a really tough group. The top 3 advance to the next stage. There are three European teams in our group including defending champions, France. Also, Tunisia is in our group, whom beat us in the African Cup final.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Kris on Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:52 am

    Thanks for the groups mate.

    Your group does look really tough. Bahrain will probably end with the big 0 in your group, while the match between you and Tunisia looks really important.

    Ours.. Well, Croatia is one of the best teams out there, and Serbia are good too (even though we usually end up beating them). I don't know much about the Romanian team, tbh. Neither the Algerian. Australia = walkover.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:01 am

    Thuda wrote:Thanks for the groups mate.

    Your group does look really tough. Bahrain will probably end with the big 0 in your group, while the match between you and Tunisia looks really important.

    Ours.. Well, Croatia is one of the best teams out there, and Serbia are good too (even though we usually end up beating them). I don't know much about the Romanian team, tbh. Neither the Algerian. Australia = walkover.

    I don't know about anybody in your group except Algeria. Egypt played them in the African Cup semi-final and beat them 26-24. Algeria also drew with Tunisia in their group earlier in the tournament. They are no pushover, but I don't think they are a match to the strong European teams.
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    Post by Kris on Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:30 am

    The Romanian womens team beat ours in the EC bronze match.

    About the mens team, Anders Oechsler is out of the tournament with an injury, which has given Kasper Nielsen a safe spot on the team. I don't know what this means regarding Knudsen, if his spot on the team is safe too, or he's battling it out with Jesper Jensen.

    About the groups, the toughest look to be A and B.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Kris on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:05 am

    Jacob Bagersted has been called up for the squad, and will possibly play if Knudsen is too injured to go.

    The Danish league top scorer, Kasper Irming, became injured in the cup semi-final and can't play in the tournament.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:13 am

    When does the World Championship start?
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    Post by Kris on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:21 am

    The opener is played the 13th january - Sweden vs Chile

    Egypt starts out against Germany, the 14th january, at 18.15 CET

    Denmark starts out beating the shit out of Australia the 14th january at 20.15 CET.

    Some of the historically worst teams
    - USA has one of the worst team in world cup history - they have qualified for 6 world cups, losing 25 matches (0/0/25) and with a goal difference of -401.
    - Canada is up there too, with 3 world cups, 11 lost matches (0/0/11) and a goal difference of -214
    - Luxemburg must, however, be the absolutely worst, 1 world cup, 3 matches (0/0/3) and a GD of -108.
    - Australia has been in 6 world cups, played 30 matches (1/0/29) and a GD of -589. Their victory was in 2003 against Greenland
    - Greenland has been in 3 world cups, played 16 matches (2/0/14) and a GD of -144. Their victories were against USA (2001) and Australia (2007)
    - Great Britain (which has an unified team in handball) has never played in a world cup. Neither has Ireland

    The biggest victory in a world cup match, was also in 2003, Iceland 55-15 Australia.


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    Re: Handball

    Post by Sean on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:42 am

    It's really popular in Ireland but it's just counties playing against each others I think.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Danny on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:24 am

    SBSP_FIFA wrote:And is Suarez on the Uruguayan one?
    Is Zigic on the Serbian one?
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:26 am

    Scholes plays for Great Britain, Messi plays for Argentina, and Ronaldo plays for Portugal. Laughing
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Danny on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:29 am

    Does Maradona play for Argentina as well?

    Or is he their former manager? Neutral
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Guest on Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:04 am

    Danny wrote:Does Maradona play for Argentina as well?

    Or is he their former manager? Neutral

    He is a national legend. He was manager for about a year, but decided to quit his job and concentrate on being Messi's mentor. He is also trying to get his grandson in the game at an early age. shifty
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Kris on Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:22 am

    I think Messi would make a great right winger in handball too (or left winger, I just assumed he's left handed).

    Argentina are the current pan-american champions.
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    Re: Handball

    Post by Kris on Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:55 am

    There's a show match between a Bundesliga players not called up for world cup all stars vs a legend team, with quite a lot of Swedes

    I'm missing a Danish winger on the legends team (Stryger or Jacobsen), though. Since the old generation of wingers, Christiansen, Jacobsen, Stryger - the best Danish wingers are some of the top players on their positions in the world. a good match though, and a great show match.

    I'll advice every american interested in this great sport to follow the world cup Smile

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