Sports round: Eriksen and Kjær are reaching a milestone against England

Sports round: Eriksen and Kjær are reaching a milestone against England

For two players, Denmark’s match against England on Wednesday will provide something to celebrate regardless of the result at the last whistle.

Both Christian Eriksen and Simon Kjær will make their 100th international appearance and join an exclusive club with football heroes from the country.

Danish Hall of Fame

Coach Kasper Hjulmand praised their performance and said that the two “are of course placed up there among the greatest ever”.

The huge number of appearances testifies to both their talent and their commitment to the national cause.

Closes in on ‘Great Dane’

Peter Schmeichel is currently Denmark’s most equalized player with 129 appearances, closely followed by Dennis Rommedahl at 126, and Jon Dahl Tomasson at 112.

At the age of only 28, it is likely that Eriksen will soon be hot on the heels of these international stars.

Icemen when they need it

Their 99th national team match came in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Iceland. The squad was captain of almost centenarian Kjær, while Eriksen also showed the talents that have gotten him as far as he got on the results list.

The result causes Denmark to retain third place in the Nations League Group before their match against league leaders England tomorrow night.

Young tennis star flies up the rankings

After a successful race in this year’s French Open, 17-year-old Clara Tauson has advanced 33 places in the world rankings to take 155th overall: her highest position to date. In the tournament, Tauson won three qualifiers and her first match in the main event, defeating Jennifer Brady, a semifinalist at the US Open.

Under-21s come from behind to edge closer to European qualification

In what appeared to be an easy match before the match, the Danish U21s were made to work for victory over minnows Malta – came from behind to win 3-1. With two matches still to be played, Denmark is at the top of their group and six points ahead of second-placed Romania, which means that only a single point is required to guarantee qualification. They play Finland today in the penultimate game of their qualifying campaign.

Sverri Nielsen sculls for European gold

Poland is this year’s host of the European Championships, and in Poznan, Sverri Nielsen secured gold for Denmark in single sculls. It was the first regatta in a year for the Faroese rower competing for Denmark, and the hope was high for a world championship silver in 2019.

Mads Pedersen pedals to victory in Belgium

After finishing in front of some of the bike’s biggest names, Mads Pedersen came out on top in Gent-Wevelgem, a hard 232.5 km race in Belgium. This is Pedersen’s second victory since Julian Alaphilippe deprived him of the world champion’s jersey, and it is the first Danish victory in the Belgian race since 1995.

Casper Pedersen rides to a career high

On Sunday, the Danish cyclist Casper Pedersen claimed first place in Paris-Tours, a one-day race over France. In the same race, Dane and Sunweb teammate Søren Kragh Andersen crashed out with 50 km to go. The result is the biggest of Pedersen’s career so far. “It is a huge victory for me. I have felt in really good shape since the Tour, so I was really motivated to get something out of this last part of the season, ”he said.

Mountain biking legend calls time for career

After ten years and six world championship victories, Annika Langvad has announced that she is retiring from professional cycling. In a post on Instagram, the mountain biker signaled that she was eager to “indulge in other things in life” after a very successful, if “intense” few years in the sport.

Unfortunate for some

On a day when Lewis Hamilton equalized F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s 91 grand prix victories, Kevin Magnusson finished outside the points in 13th place after starting in 11th on the net.

Source: The Nordic Page

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