Tag: handball
Macedonia Sport 14.03.21 | 18:04

Handball: Macedonia pulls back its big guns in 37:21 loss against Denmark

Macedonia took it easy on the return game against Denmark in the 2022 European handball qualifier, which led to a loss of 37:21. Coach and captain Kiril Lazarov did not go to the field, and neither did Filip Mirkulovski and Stojance Stoilov, and the Macedonian team gave the World and Olympic champion...

Handball 11.03.21 | 22:26

Lazarov with dream coaching debut: Macedonia defeats world champion Denmark

Handball is again the main topic in Macedonia. The handball team defeated the world champion Denmark 33-29. Excellent debut of the new coach, Kire Lazarov. Macedonia played easily, with a clear idea in the attack and with a solid defense. But, nothing of this would have been possible without Nikola...

Macedonia Sport 16.02.21 | 21:32

Danish handball team protests freezing conditions before their game in Bitola

Handball players from the Danish GOG Gudme club are visiting Bitola for a match against Eurofarm Pelister. Even thought they come from the north, the visiting team was not prepared for how cold Bitola gets in winter, especially with the on-going cold spell. The team posted a Youtube video showing the...

Macedonia Sport 04.02.21 | 23:40

Three Champions League defeats in a row: Vardar loses 27:24 to Porto

Macedonian and European handball champion Vardar lost to Porto in the Champions Leage 27:24. The Portuguese team was quick on the counter-attack and used many of the mistakes Vardar players did to their advantage. Goal-keeper Borko Ristovski was excellent and had 15 saves but could not change the final...

Macedonia Sport 29.01.21 | 12:32

SDSM activists preparing to oust Zivko Mukaetov as Handball Federation President

Republika has learnt that officials in the Macedonian Handball Federation (RFM) aligned with the ruling SDSM party are planning to take down RFM President Zivko Mukaetov during the upcoming conference. RFM delegates meet on Sunday, after Macedonia got a place in the World Handball Championship, but didn’t...

Macedonia Sport 26.01.21 | 13:36

Danilo Brestovac out as coach of the men’s handball team

Danilo Brestovac has resigned as coach of the Macedonian men’s handball team, a position he held for a year and a half. The decision comes after the poor showing of the national team at the World Championship in Egypt.

Macedonia Sport 25.01.21 | 10:23

Kiril Lazarov scored his 500th goal at a major tournament

Macedonia may be struggling at the World Handball Championship, but our best player Kiril Lazarov had the chance to score his 500th goal at a major championship. Lazarov scored seven goals during Macedonia’s loss to Belarus and reached the big 500. He also holds the record in goals scored at a...

Macedonia Sport 22.01.21 | 11:45

Handball: Macedonia faces Russia

The Macedonian men’s handball team faces Russia at the World Championship in Egypt today. Our team hasn’t covered itself in glory so far, having lost three games and winning one – against Chile. Russia needs to win the game if it wants to advance to the third round. That was enough...

Macedonia Sport 20.01.21 | 18:51

Handball: Slovenia beats Macedonia 31-21

Macedonia suffered another defeat at the Men’s World Handball Championship in Egypt, losing 31-21 to Slovenia. It’s the third defeat, and it was only due to the narrow win against Chile that Macedonia made it to the second stage group. The teams were even at start, and Macedonia had the lead...

Macedonia Sport 18.01.21 | 18:19

Macedonia beats Chile and will advance to the next stage of the World Handball Championship

After two dismal performances at the World Handball Championship in Egypt, the Macedonian men’s team scored its first win (32:29) against Chile and will advance in the second round. Goalkeeper Nikola Mitrevski is the star of the game after denying Chile some clear shots on goal, as our team remained...

Macedonia Sport 17.01.21 | 10:59

Egypt destroys Macedonia in the world handball championship

Macedonia suffered an even worse defeat in its second game of the World Men’s Handball Championship. After losing 32:20 from Sweden, the team now fell to the hosts Egypt by 38:19. Kiril Lazarov’s team held its own to some degree in the first 20 minutes, but completely collapsed after Filip...

Macedonia Sport 15.01.21 | 10:19

Handball: Sweden beats Macedonia 32:20

Macedonia suffered a serious defeat (32:20) from Sweden in its opening game of the World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt. The Swedes were the better team throughout the game. Nikola Mitrevski, along with Stoilov and Pesev, were the bright spots in our team. And one consolation from the game...

Macedonia Sport 14.01.21 | 10:35

Macedonia faces Sweden in World Men’s Handball Championship

Macedonia faces Sweden this evening (20:30), in its first match at the World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt. The Macedonian team secured a last minute invitation after Czechia pulled out from the competition. The team includes a number of new, untested players, but will still rely on its...

Macedonia Sport 05.01.21 | 22:49

Handball: Macedonia beats Chile 25:21

The Macedonian men’s handball team defeated Chile in a friendly match held in Skopje 25:21. Our team played without some of its main stars such as Borko Ristovski, Stojance Stoilov, Dejan Manaskov and Goce Georgievski. Kiril Lazarov was available, but coach Danilo Brestovac left him on the bench,...

Handball 30.10.20 | 15:35

Handball in Macedonia put on hold due to Covid-19

The Handball Federation of Macedonia has announced that according to the protocols for organizing sports competitions in during the Covid 19 pandemic, published in the Official Gazette No. 257 of October 29, 2020, all matches of the national system in men’s and women’s competition are put...

Macedonia Sport 29.09.20 | 19:23

Handball: Szeged – Vardar match postponed because of the epidemic

Hungarian Pick Szeged handball team postponed its European Champions league match with Vardar due to an outbreak of coronavirus. The match was supposed to take place on October 1 in Hungary. Several new players for Szeged tested positive to the virus, requiring quarantine of at least one week. The EHF...

Sport 29.08.20 | 22:35

Vardar lost to Nexe but qualified for the SEHA league semi-finals

Vardar qualified in the semi-finals of the regional handball SEHA league. The Macedonian and European champion lost to the Croatian Nexe in Skopje 25:26, but due to its 31:30 win in the away game Vardar goes ahead. The teams were evenly matched and each reached a lead of up to three goals. Nexe was better...

Sport 25.08.20 | 15:30

Vardar pivot Stoilov contracted the coronavirus, will miss the game against Nexe

Vardar pivot Stojance Stoilov, who recently became father to a baby boy, has contracted the coronavirus and will not be available for the coming game against Nexe. The team said that Stoilov is feeling good and remains in isolation at home. “His absence will be difficult for us, he is important...

Sport 05.08.20 | 18:42

Kire Lazarov contracted the coronavirus, remains asymptomatic in isolation in Germany

Macedonian handball great Kire Lazarov tested positive to the coronavirus. The best Macedonian handball player of all times is in isolation in Germany, where he plays for Ratingen. Lazarov believes that he was infected on a flight from Macedonia to Germany. He has no symptoms of the illness.

Sport 31.07.20 | 13:54

Design of the huge new handball stadium in Budapest revealed to the public

“Now it’s only pictures, next year it will be reality”, describes the visualisations of the new handball stadium Mate Kocsis, president of the Hungarian Handball Federation. The modern establishment will have a capacity of 20,000 people. The photos were published on Kocsis’ Facebook page on 28...