How our internationals are faring

On Thursday, three Paris Saint-Germain Handball internationals were back in action with their respective national teams to prepare for EHF Euro 2024, which throws off in January.


Having made steady progress in recent years, the Netherlands will be aiming to improve on their tenth-placed finish at EHF Euro 2022. And what better way to prepare than with the side who finished second in that same tournament?

Against Spain in the opening match of the Norwegian edition of the Golden League, the Dutch drew level in the first half, thanks in particular to the talent and pace of Luc Steins, scorer of four goals (30': 19-19). However, Spain drew on their experience and, led by a flamboyant Ferran Solé (six goals), took off in the second half to claim a deserved victory (60': 39-28).

On Saturday, Spain take on Denmark, the reigning world champions, in a top-of-the-table clash. For his part, Luc Steins will face off against clubmate Kent Robin Tonnesen for the clash against hosts Norway.

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No Golden League for Sweden, but a friendly against Ukraine in Eskilstuna. The Swedes rounded off the year in style, delighting their fans with a festival of goals and a big win (46-26). Andreas Palicka shone particularly brightly, being named MVP of the match. Next appointment for the Scandinavians: their clash with Japan on 5 January, their final warm-up match before the start of EHF Euro 2024.


Saturday 4 November

  • France (Luka Karabatic, Nikola Karabatic, Elohim Prandi, Mathieu Grébille) - Romania
  • Norway (Kent Robin Tonnesen) - Netherlands (Luc Steins)
  • Denmark - Spain (Ferran Solé)
  • Hungary (Dominik Mathé) v Poland

Sunday 5 November

  • Norway (Kent Robin Tonnesen) - Spain (Ferran Solé)
  • Netherlands (Luc Steins) - Denmark
  • Hungary (Dominik Mathé) - Poland

(Credits: L. Valroff/Team Pics/PSG)