Scotland up in September
The 96 percent mark is the highest among all European teams so far, with France (89 percent) coming in second, followed by England (86), Belgium (83) and Portugal (79).
Italy, Germany (despite their mistreatment of Northern Macedonia), Spain, the Netherlands and Croatia finished in the top 10.
According to the bookmakers, Denmark has about 90 percent of the qualification – an 80 percent chance as group winners (at odds 1/4) and another 10 percent if they were to reach the playoffs.
Next in the qualification, Denmark will take on Scotland at home on 1 September.
But before then, Euro 2021 will require attention this summer.
In Belgium, some As kick (green)
Kasper Asgreen secured one of the best results in Danish cycling history on 4 April when he won the Tour de Franders. The 26-year-old won a close sprint against Dutch power plant and race favorite Mathieu van der Poel takes the title. It is only the second time ever that a Dane finishes at the top of the podium, where Rolf Sørensen manages the performance back in 1997. The Quick-Step rider has had a brilliant start to 2021, when he also won E3 Saxo Bank Classic at the end of March.
Under-21s reach the knockout stages
Denmark’s under-21 side has reached the knockout phase in the euro by beating Russia 3-0 in their last group game. The Danes had already beaten France (1-0) and Iceland (2-0) without admitting and therefore won their group ahead of the French. Then it will be a difficult task against Germany in the quarterfinals on 31 May.
Jonas continues to spread his wings
Jonas Vingegaard has continued his meteoric rise in cycling past wins the Italian stage race Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali. The 24-year-old won two stages on the way to the title and ended up ahead of compatriot Mikkel Honoré in the overall standings. The Jumbo-Visma rider started well in 2021 and won a stage of the UAE Tour in February. Meanwhile, Honoré’s victory on the final stage was the first victory of his professional career.
Best big result in 20 years
Nanna Koerstz Madsen, 26, secured the best result for a Danish female golfer in a major for two decades by finishing in third place at ANA Inspiration tournament in California. It ties the best effort ever from a Danish woman at a major (of which there are five in the women’s games) that took place when Iben Tinning finished third at the Women’s British Open in 2001. In related news, he was 21 years old Karen Fredgaard finished in third place by Augusta National Women’s Amateur, just miss the playoffs.
Tigers set another youth record
FC Nordsjælland continues to rewrite the record books by fielding young teams. When their match started against AGF Aarhus on Sunday, FCN had an average age of 20 years and 20 days, the youngest in Superliga history. It breaks their own record from August 26, 2018, which stood at 20 years and 118 days. OB Odense holds the record for the oldest team ever exhibited – 31 years and 30 days, which was set on 25 October 2003.
Agger returns to football
Five years after retiring as a player, the former Denmark’s international Daniel Agger has announced he will return to the game this summer. The Liverpool legend will take on coaching responsibilities in the first division side HB Køge, where the former Danish right-back Lars Jacobsen joins him as the first coach. Between them, the pair have collected 156 national team matches for Denmark.
Patrice Evra reflects on her new life in Denmark
BT has tracked down the retired football player Patrice Evra, formerly from Manchester United, Juventus and the national French side, who these days lives with his Danish girlfriend Margaux Alexandra in Copenhagen. The couple is expecting a baby this month and plans to live here five to six months a year. Evra, who has started learning “a little Danish”, has 7.3 million followers on Instagram, where he carves out a career as an influencer. “I also learned not to stand on the bike path,” he told the newspaper.
Source: The Nordic Page