«sep 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«oct 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«nov 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910
«dec 2017»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
27282930123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
1234567
«jan 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011
«feb 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627281234
567891011
«mar 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627281234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678
«apr 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
«may 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
«jun 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«jul 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«aug 2018»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaFYR MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

09.10.2014, 09:27
Sweden see Iceland as perfect testing opponent
«Go back »Print Version


PREVIEW: Sweden women’s national team intensifies its preparation for the EHF EURO 2014 with two internationals against Iceland this week
 

Sweden see Iceland as perfect testing opponent

Today (9 October) and on Saturday (11 October) the women’s national team of Sweden are intensifying their preparations ahead of the EHF EURO 2014 in Croatia and Hungary in December.

Sweden, who will be facing Croatia, Germany and Netherlands in Group C in Varazdin at the final tournament, are playing two friendlies against Iceland on these two days.

Throw-off times are 20:15 hrs for today’s match and 19:15 hrs (both local time) for the Saturday encounter.

Even though Iceland did not qualify for the EHF EURO this time, Sweden’s coach Thomas Sivertsson sees them as perfect sparring partner for his team at the moment.

"We see them as a highly qualified opponent at this point. Actually, there were pretty close to qualifying for the European Championship, and they were rather unlucky not to do so," he says.

"Furthermore, we have nominated a rather big squad for this week´s training camp, and we would like to see as many players as possible in action.

"For instance, Sabina Jacobsen and Linn Blohm have only returned to active duty recently after long injury breaks, and it is important to get them back in action and integrated in the team again," explains Sivertsson who is in charge of the Swedish team together the with Dane Helle Thomsen, who is also coaching the Danish league team FC Midtjylland.

Almost back to full strength

After having been bothered by injury troubles throughout last season, the Swedish national team now seems to be almost back at full strength.

"Yes, right now we are only missing Maria Adler who is bothered by a shoulder injury, but apart from her, we have no injury problems at present," says Sivertsson.

The matches against Iceland come at the end of a one week training camp for the Swedish squad who will meet again on 26 November for some last EHF EURO 2014 preparations which will include two test matches against World champions Brazil.


TEXT: Peter Bruun / ts
 
Share
CONTACT FORM