VIDEO: Euro Handball Champions Norway Join Croatia to Sing Popular Croatian Sports Anthem

Daniela Rogulj

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December 21, 2020 – If there is one thing Croatians know how to do best, it’s singing and celebrating sports victories. Our Croatia women’s handball bronze medalists couldn’t help but continue the tradition at the European Championships, even tempting two gold medalists from the Norway squad to join along for a Croatian sports anthem. 

The Croatia women’s handball team were the best sports surprise of the year, winning the bronze medal at the European Championships in Denmark after beating the hosts 25-19 (11-11) in the match for third place in Herning. 

This is the first medal in the history of the Croatia women’s handball team.

After the medals were awarded to the three best national teams at the Euros, Norway, France, and Croatia, the Croatia team continued to celebrate on the floor of the hall in Herning.

At one point, they were joined by two Norweigian handball players and began singing “Neopisivo” (Indescribable), a Croatian sports anthem and hit among fans at all sporting events, originally sung by the Zaprešić Boys.

But you may be wondering why…

Namely, Marta Tomac is the daughter of Croatian coach Željko Tomac, who has been working as a coach in the Norwegian Handball Federation for years and is responsible for numerous medals in the men’s and women’s national teams.

His daughter, Marta, is an excellent handball player and a long-time member of the Norway national team. However, she often follows Croatian athletes, especially the Croatia national football team who won silver at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Emilie Hegh Arntzen, the other Norway player, seen in the video, was born in Norway and has no connection with Croatia, but she sang the song anyway. 

Another big congrats to the Croatia women’s handball team, who were absolutely brilliant throughout the Euros and won the hearts of fans all over Europe.

What a way to end 2020 for Croatian sport! 


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