While the club competitions in women’s handball are taking a break, five Borussia Dortmund players will be away with their countries on international duty. BVB player Sara Garovic is set to make her comeback for Serbia, while Alina Grijseels and Lisa Antl will represent Germany at the end of the week. In addition, Yara ten Holte and Zoë Sprengers will play for the Netherlands.

The Dutch duo have a particularly tough task in store. The two Black & Yellows are set to go up against some high-class opponents in Eindhoven in the so-called “Golden League”, a test match tournament. First up on Thursday is a game against Czech Republic, which will be followed by two big clashes. World and European champions Norway will be the adversaries on Saturday, with vice European champions Denmark up on Sunday.

The German women will contest two matches, taking on Hungary in Ludwigsburg at 19:30 CET on Friday and then Poland in Heidelberg at 15:00 CET on Sunday. The matches can be watched free of charge via Sportdeutschland.TV, while anyone wanting to attend live can still purchase tickets via the official DHB Ticket Shop. The Serbian team have two games coming up against their Croatian neighbours, which will be played on Friday and Saturday respectively.