Norway wins the Møbelringen Cup after defeating Russia

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud
Norway wins the Møbelringen Cup after defeating Russia

On the last day of Møbelringen Cup from Stavanger, host met Olympic champions from Russia. Trefilov arrived with a new team, important player are absenting: Ilina, Bobrovnikova, Petrova, Akopian, Bliznova (retired) did not travel to Norway.

On Norwegian side today the team played without Nora Mørk, the rightback took a rest day before the EURO 2016 starts in a week.

Norway had no problems against Russia today, with an outstanding Veronica Kristiansen, Silje Solberg, Stine Bredal Oftedal or Kari Aalvik Grimsbø hosts managed to win easily against a young, but promising Russian team.

Evgeniy Trefilov, Russia, head coach | Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud

Evgeniy Trefilov, Russia, head coach | Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud

Norway –  Russia 28 –  26 (15 – 14)


Norway: Grimsbø, Si.Solberg – Hegh Arntzen, Kristiansen 8(4), Skogrand 1,  Ingstad , Oftedal 5, Aune 2, Frafjord 2, Waade 2, Solås, Kurtovic 2, Herrem 2, Sa. Solberg 2, Tomac 2

Russia: Utkina, Trusova, Kalinina – Kuznetsova 1 , J.Zhilinskayte , Dmitrieva 2, Sen 1 ,Vyakhireva 4, Sudakova 2, Samokhina 1, Makeeva 3, V.Zhilinskayte 3(1), Vedhekina 1, Sabirova 2 (1), Kozhokar, Malashenko 2, Gorshenina , Skorobogatchenko 4

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Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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