Caught in the net's lighter look on what happened on 9 December at the Women's EHF EURO 2014 in Hungary and Croatia

Photo: Uros Hocevar

Our media teams at each of the four venues were looking for those stories that make us smile.

No Dutch birthday without Oranje

It was a double-birthday-day in the Netherlands' camp in Varazdin on Tuesday. Right wing Debbie Bont turned 24 and team manager Carla van Dijk celebrated her 48th birthday.

It was no question that the entire team would turn out to sing a little song for the two and a birthday cake was prepared as well - the colour of the sugar coating was clarified very quickly, we were told. It had to be, of course, orange!

The mysterious case of the white walrus

The EHF media team noticed a mysterious white walrus dressed in seaside-inspired clothing loitering around one of the entrances to the Audi Arena court on Sunday night.

On Tuesday the walrus was back again, never entering the court, always just outside. Finally one of Group A's young reporters went to investigate, returning with a flyer for Eva tuna, for which the walrus is a mascot. Case closed.

The dangerous corner

The pain wasn't nearly over for Poland when they left the court after their 23:29 defeat to Hungary as one sneaky corner (pictured left) was still waiting for them in the mixed zone.

The Hungarian players took the turn without a problem. But the tired and visibly disappointed Polish players stumbled into it constantly. Not one. Not two. Not three. But four players. Fortunately, everybody is fine and will be ready to play against Russia on Thursday.

written by EHF Media Team


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