19/12/2020

Day 17: Last four teams prepare for final matches

LIVE BLOG: We bring you the reaction from the semi-finals and look ahead to Sunday's finals, when the EHF EURO 2020 champions will be crowned

Saturday is the final rest day of the tournament. Photo © Jure Erzen / kolektiff

Saturday 19 December is a day of rest and preparation for the teams left in the competition, as France and Norway prepare for the final and Denmark and Croatia for the bronze medal match.

18:50

Last up today, we profile Nora Mørk who is set to become the tournament's top scorer - she leads Croatia's Camila Micijevic by 16 goals, so barring a truly extraordinary performance by Micijevic there is no beating Mørk to the award. It seems remarkable that less than three years ago her career was threatened by a serious knee injury which recurred in 2019. Yet in Denmark she is thoroughly enjoying herself and tomorrow fights for her fourth EHF EURO title. Björn Pazen caught up with her earlier today.

See you tomorrow for the last day of action!

18:20

Our photographer Jure Erzen has been staying in the red bubble with the teams and yesterday and today grabbed some lovely behind-the-scenes shots of Croatia, as they relaxed and prepared for the semi-final with France, and today celebrated captain Katarina Jezic's 28th birthday. Click on the photo below for the full gallery.

18:00

The last time Norway and France played a major championship final was at the World Championship 2017. EHF journalist Courtney Gahan has taken a closer look at what's changed - and what hasn't - since then.

17:30

Results of Predict & Win round 7 are in! As usual drop us a direct message on social media if you've won, including your password, to claim your prize.

16:05

France have been coached by Olivier Krumbholz for most of the last 20 years and he's overseen some of their biggest successes. EHF journalist Björn Pazen has examined his influence.

15:09

Predictions for the last round of Predict & Win are now open! Click here to make your guesses.

13:55

A total of 12 teams made it to the main round and there are four left. Before the finals, take a look at the highlights videos for those which didn't make it to Sunday - the full playlist is here.

12:10

One of the tasks for the teams today is to hold media calls to discuss the matches ahead. First up was France, whose coach Olivier Krumbholz is pretty happy with his team's performance.

11:30

The (Un)informed Handball Hour are back with their reaction to the semi-finals and to predict the finals. It's another cracking episode and will definitely help fill the gap of no EHF EURO 2020 matches this evening.

10:15

Welcome to the penultimate Women's EHF EURO 2020 liveblog. Let's start with the highlights of last night's semi-finals.

written by ehf-euro.com