When the national team arrived in Israel on Monday, they first had to set the clock an hour ahead due to the time difference.
Then they had to set the clock an hour forward again, as Israel switched to summer time the night between Thursday and Friday.
At home in Denmark again after the 2-0 victory and a five-hour flight, the clock had to return two hours. One hour for the time difference and one hour because Denmark has not yet switched to summer time.
And then they have to set the clock an hour forward again, when Denmark switches to summer time at 2 o’clock at night between Saturday and Sunday.
And of course just playing two football games.
Some of it could have been avoided. For already in 2019, the European Parliament voted to abolish the switch between summer and normal time.
Then the ball was handed over to the ministers of the EU countries to find out what needs to be done. And here it is tentatively laid dead.
According to the Folketing’s EU Information, a small majority of EU countries are inclined to make summer time the permanent time – as opposed to the Danish government.
How we initially ended up with summer time at all is due to a New Zealand insect researcher.
His name was George Vernon Hudson and he is credited with inventing summer time in 1895. He came up with the idea because he wanted more light hours in the evening to catch insects.
In Denmark, summer time was first introduced in 1916, after which it disappeared again. Then again from 1940 to 1948. Only in 1980 was it permanently introduced.
But soon it may be over again – that is, if the EU countries end up agreeing.
Source: The Nordic Page