17/12/2020

Day 15: Semi-finals on the mind as teams prepare

LIVE BLOG: As the four semi-finalists get ready for Friday's games, we stay up to date with all the Women's EHF EURO 2020 news and analysis

Norway are the only team to have won every match so far. Photo © Jozo Cabraja / kolektiff

Thursday 17 December sees the semi-finalist teams carry out pre-game press conferences and continue to prepare for their opponents on Friday.

18:30

Signing off today's coverage with this post from France. They're set to be strong and ready for Croatia tomorrow. Are you? Check back on Friday morning as we ramp up to the big matches in the evening!

17:32

Earlier on today we shared the debate between Chris O'Reilly and Marcio Menino about the first semi-final. Here they are debating the second semi-final - watch to see who they think will win the Scandinavian derby, a re-run of the 2010 semi-final in Herning.

15:43

Several teams have come to the Women's EHF EURO 2020 with new coaches, but Jesper Jensen is the only one to have been appointed in the last year to get his team to the semi-finals. We've examined how his influence has helped them get back to the top.

14:33

These championships have been a bit different from normal, with Covid-19 restrictions affecting many parts of the tournament. The teams have particularly missed their fans; the Jyske Bank BOXEN in Herning has previously hosted several major championships and would have been a sea of red-clad Danish supporters tomorrow night in normal times.

Instead, we know fans are watching online or on TV in their millions, and we all hope you'll continue to tune in for the final weekend!

14:15

Chris O'Reilly and Marcio Menino can't agree on the potential outcome of the first semi-final tomorrow between France and Croatia. Watch the video to find out what they think will happen in what will surely be an exciting contest.

13:40

We've gathered together the highlights of both main round groups - take some time out to watch them.

12:32

EHF journalist Adrian Costeiu has combed through the data on players' performance and ball speed and shots gathered by KINEXON to highlight the most interesting stats, including the fastest goals scored in the competition so far. Click here for his analysis.

12:06

Over today and tomorrow we're running features on the four semi-finalists, beginning with the surprise packages, Croatia. Valentina Blazevic has spoken about their tournament so far and why there's no reason they can't get all the way to the final.

10:10

Happy Thursday! Just one more day of no handball before tomorrow's semi-finals and the 5/6 placement match. We'll help you get through it with plenty of news, features and the best videos and photos from around the EHF EURO 2020 world.

To start with, we compiled a video of the best seven players of the main round. Watch their best moments and let us know on social media if you agree with the selection.

written by ehf-euro.com