Tag: handball
Sport 15.01.20 | 17:09

Lazarov named among the top five scorers of the European Championship

Macedonian handball captain Kire Lazarov was named among the top five scorers in the first round of the European Championship. Lazarov scored 22 goals in the first three games, and is fourth on the list. Macedonia unfortunately dropped out of the competition, after defeats from Austria and the Czech...

Sport 04.01.20 | 19:47

Borko Ristovski: Never North, Always Macedonia

Macedonian handball goalkeeper Borko Ristovski, popularly known as the Defense Minister for his often incredible saves, posted a picture with the letter N – for “North” Macedonia, blacked out. Ristovski is with the national team for preparations in Slovenia, ahead of the European Championship...

Sport 10.12.19 | 10:28

Vardar beats Tatran Presov and wins first place in its SEHA league group

Vardar beat Tatran Presov in the SEHA handball league 28:26 in Skopje yesterday, and clinched the first place in the A group. The defending European champion played without several of its top players, and was down five goals at half-time. But Vardar rallied early in the second half, scoring a streak...

Sport 09.11.19 | 20:00

Vardar misses last minute chance against Kielce, European Champions League game ends 28:28

Vardar and the Polish Kielce handball team drew their European Champions League match in Skopje 28 – 28. Vardar was handicapped with the absence of Kristopans, and the Polish team used this to play an even game against the defending European champion. At halftime the game was tied 17:16. Vardar...

Sport 28.10.19 | 10:23

Handball and basketball clubs announce protests after the Government failed to keep its tax vouchers promise

Handball and basketball clubs are preparing to protest in front of the Government building on November 3rd, after a broken promise to introduce tax vouchers that would support sports. The handball and basketball second leagues are also announcing they will boycott the remainder of the season if the SDSM...

Sport 25.10.19 | 22:34

Macedonia beats Georgia 25:21 in a handball friendly

The Macedonian handball team beat Georgia in a friendly game played at the Boris Trajkovski sports hall in Skopje. The two teams were even at the half time – 12:12. Deprived of its captain Kiril Lazarov, and many other key players, Macedonia had significant ups and owns during the game, but was...

Sport 25.09.19 | 10:22

Vardar beats Nexe in the SEHA handball league

Vardar handball club rebounded from its defeat against Motor Zaporozhye in the second round of the SEHA league to beat Nexe 27-25. Vardar won over the Croatian team using only half of its resources. This allowed Nexe to try for the win and have a very even first half (14-14). But, at the start of the...

Sport 14.09.19 | 20:32

Handball: Vardar beats Montpellier 33 – 31

Vardar defeated Montpellier 33-31 in the first match of the handball EHF Champions League. The French team had the lead as the final of the game approached, but the defending champion was able to turn the match around. Skube and Dibirov were the best players for Vardar, scoring six goals each. The next...

Sport 04.09.19 | 10:57

Vardar easily beats Beijing Sports University in the SEHA – Gazprom handball league

Vardar handball club, Macedonia’s best sports club, easily beat the Beijing Sports University team, which joined the SEHA – Gazprom league. The defending European champion beat the Chinese team 37 – 23 in a match thoroughly dominated by Vardar. This allowed coach David Pisonero to try...

Sport 20.06.19 | 21:25

Vardar signs reinforcements to help defend the EHF Champions League trophy

Vardar signed two Russian reinforcements for the next two handball seasons – Sergey Gorpishin and Pavel Atman will play for the Macedonian and European defending champion. Gorpishin (21) is a pivot and comes from the German Erlangen, while the 32 year old left winger Atman played in Hanover. Latvian...

Macedonia 17.06.19 | 12:10

Fan refuses to give up the Kutles flag during the Macedonia – Greece game

A video of a fan attending the Macedonia – Greece handball qualifier went viral yesterday, after he braved the security guards and refused to put away the Kutles star flag. Macedonia beat Greece in an emotionally charged game and secured the first place in its group to qualify for the 2020 European...

Sport 16.06.19 | 20:55

Macedonia beats Greece in emotionally charged game, wins first place in group

The Macedonian handball team scored a victory over its arch-rival Greece, in the final qualifying game for the 2020 European Championship. Playing in Strumica, in front of a handpicked crowd to avoid chanting that would embarrass the Zaev regime, the Macedonian players won 27:23. After an initial period...

Macedonia Sport 16.06.19 | 12:04

As Macedonia plays Greece, Zaev’s main goal is to avoid another embarrassment

This afternoon the Macedonian handball team hosts Greece in the final qualifier of the European Championship. Macedonia already secured its place in the championship, but a win or a draw will make Macedonia number one in the group, and avenge the defeat in Kozani in October. The game comes at a time...

Sport 12.06.19 | 22:40

Macedonian handball team beats Turkey 24:26

The Macedonian national handball team beat Turkey in an away qualifier, which sets the stage for the final showdown against Greece on Sunday. It was a thrilling game, and Macedonia was done two goals at the half time (13:11).  In the second half, Nikola Mitreski was placed at the goal and this made...

Macedonia 04.06.19 | 20:37

Handball legend Lazarov: I’ve never been so proud to be Macedonian

Macedonian handball legend Kire Lazarov said he has never felt such pride in being a Macedonian as he does now, after Vardar won the EHF Champions League title. This is a fairy tale, this will be talked about for many years. Vardar is symbol not just for all sports people, but for all outsiders, telling...

Sport 02.06.19 | 19:53

Vardar wins European championship – Macedonia celebrates!

Vardar won the European handball title. In a dramatic final game in Cologne, the Macedonian champion beat Hungarian Veszprem 27-24. Although Vardar had a solid 5 goals lead at the half-time, the team again showed its affinity to emotionally wreck its supporters, and allowed Veszprem to rally and narrow...

Sport 22.05.19 | 11:32

Final handball qualifier between Macedonia and Greece moved to Strumica

The Macedonian handball federation decided that the final qualifying game of the European 2020 championship will be held in Strumica, not in Skopje. The highly anticipated match is played on June 16th. Greece narrowly beat Macedonia in October and this will be a chance for payback.

Sport 22.05.19 | 10:09

Vardar wins Macedonian handball championship

Vardar breezed through Eurofarm to win it’s 13th Macedonian handball title yesterday. With two games to go, Vardar is already unreachable at the top of the league. The best handball team in the country has won nearly half of all championships since independence, the rest shared evenly between Metalurg...

Handball 07.05.19 | 13:31

Vardar to play Barcelona in Final Four semifinal

Vardar will play Barcelona in the semifinals of the Final Four tournament of the handball Champions League, decided a draw in Cologne on Tuesday. Telekom Veszprem plays Vive Kielce In the other semifinal match. The final Four tournament will take place in Cologne on June 1-2.

Sport 15.04.19 | 13:02

Macedonia draws with Iceland in handball championship qualifier

Macedonia was tied with Iceland during the European handball championship qualifier on Sunday in Skopje. The game was marred by reports that security at the sports hall where the match was played prevented supporters from entering with the Kutles/Vergina star flag, which is being banned under the Prespa...