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Karlsson & Andersson: Leading Sweden

Captain of the Sweden team Tobias Karlsson and goalkeeper Mattias Andersson are two of the most experienced members of their national side. EHF photographer Sascha Klahn takes us behind the scenes with Karlsson and Andersson on one of their rest days in Wroclaw, as they prepare for their last crucial EHF EURO 2016 Main Round matches.

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Brothers meet on court

When Poland meet France on 19 January in Krakow at the EHF EURO 2016, it is not only two of the more successful teams in European handball facing each other. On opposite ends, there will be two pairs of brothers fighting for every inch of the court: Poland's Michal and Bartosz Jurecki on the one hand and France's Nikola and Luka Karabatic on the other.

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"Playing here is a privilege"

For Serbia’s Ivan Nikcevic the EHF EURO 2016 is special for more than one reason: The 34-year-old is captaining his national team for the first time, in the country he currently calls home. The left wing plays his club handball for Orlen Wisla Plock, and knows the EURO is a significant event for handball in Poland.

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A legend between the posts

At 37 years of age and with one silver and two bronze medals from World Championships to his name, Poland's legendary goalkeeper Slawomir Szmal hopes for one more shot at gold at the EHF EURO 2016 in his native country.

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