The pinnacle of the women’s top club event has finally arrived and tomorrow, in the Papp Laszlo Sportárena in Budapest, Győri Audi ETO KC (HUN), Vipers Kristiansand (NOR), Metz Handball (FRA) and Rostov Don (RUS) will dispute the semifinals of the DELO Women’s EHF Final 4.
The all-star team of the 2018/19 season was revealed today, and it looks as follows:
Goalkeeper: Katrine Lunde (Vipers Kristiansand)
Left wing: Manon Houette (Metz Handball)
Left back: Anne Mette Hansen (Győri Audi ETO KC)
Centre back: Stine Oftedal (Győri Audi ETO KC)
Line player: Crina Pintea (Győri Audi ETO KC)
Right back: Anna Vyakhireva (Rostov-Don)
Right wing: Jovanka Radicevic (CSM Bucuresti)
Defender: Eduarda Amorim (Győri Audi ETO KC)
Young player: Noemi Hafra (FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria)
Coach: Emmanuel Mayonnade (Metz Handball)
Only Montenegrin Radicevic and Brazilian Amorim had been on the all-star team of the season before. The remaining 8 players and coach are debutants to the ‘ideal team’ of the tournament.
For this year’s voting process, besides the votes of the fans, the EHF requested the opinion of all 16 coaches of the participant teams (with only 14 answering the poll), the Women Forum Club Handball, the presenting sponsors DELO, the EHF media correspondents, and the EHF itself.
The two semifinals will throw off tomorrow, starting with defending champions Győri Audi ETO KC facing Vipers Kristiansand at 15:15, and Metz Handball meeting Rostov Don at 18:00.