Sport Round-Up: Denmark achieves top-15 coefficient mark

Sport Round-Up: Denmark achieves top-15 coefficient mark

The Chelsea route
Denmark needs every point it can get next season as it loses 8,500 points gained from the very successful 16/17 season.

But another good news is that if Chelsea do not win the Champions League this season, the Danish champions will be guaranteed a place in the Europa League group stage if they bend out of the CL qualification.

This would also happen if Chelsea manage to finish in the top four in the Premier League this season. They currently sit fifth, one point behind West Ham’s surprise kit.

SønderjyskE or Randers in Europe
The Danish Cup winner will also be guaranteed group game participation, as they enter the final round of the Europa League qualifiers and will thus participate in the ECL group game if they lose.

This means that either Randers or SønderjyskE will play in Europe next season.

Yesterday, Randers AGF beat Aarhus, and SønderjyskE upset FC Midtjylland to reach the final.

Holders SønderjyskE won their first cup title last year, and it will be the second year in a row that the final will be without the Copenhagen team.

UEFA confirms Euro games in Copenhagen
Do not be afraid, as benches and seats will soon be heated with the arrival of the EURO 2020 tournament at Parken Stadion in Copenhagen. The European football body UEFA has confirmed that fans will be able to watch four matches in the Danish capital during the tournament. The question is: how many will be able to participate in these games? At this point, the government estimates that about 12,000 spectators could be allowed to watch each game. Denmark is ready to face Finland in its opening on 12 June, before also taking on Belgium and Russia. All three games will be in Copenhagen, just like a last 16 match that has not yet been decided.

Harder reaches the target mark
The Danish striker Pernille Harder has equaled the goal record for the Danish national football team. Merete Pedersen scored 65 goals from 1993-2009, a mark that Harder tied with a strike against Wales in a 1-1 draw in Cardiff earlier this week. Denmark, undefeated in the last nine matches, has qualified for the European Championship next summer.

Teenager strikes 41-year-old 200 m
Tazana Kamanga-Dyrbak has broken a Danish men’s track record, which has stood for 41 years. The competition in a 200 meter race in Zambia, the 19-year-old ran the 200 meters in a time of 20.48 seconds and beat the previous record set by Jens Smedegaard in 1979 by 0.04 seconds. Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt holds the world record with a time of 19.19 seconds.

Curling men disappoint over worlds
Denmark’s Olympic curling aspirations are on thin ice after the team finished in third place at the world championships. The Danish national men’s team had an unfortunate journey in Canada and finished 11th out of 14 countries. This year’s World Cup in Calgary left the Danish team with three wins and ten defeats. Sweden ended up winning the tournament. Denmark will have another chance to qualify for the Winter Olympics when the last places are fought later in 2021.

Main sponsor wants out of DBU contact
The Danish National Football Association, DBU, will search for a new main sponsor after losing its primary affiliation with Arbejdernes Landsbank due to a conflict triggered by the Quick Loan Act. The Quick Loan Act prohibits DBU from having loan providers advertising side by side with betting ads. Odds company Oddset is another main sponsor of DBU.

Drive out into Monte Carlo
The Danish tennis prospect Holger Rune did not get the start he hoped for at the Monte Carlo Masters, as he lost 2-6, 1-6 to the Norwegian star Casper Ruud in the first round. The 17-year-old Dane is ranked 322 in the world and could not compete with the Norwegian world number 27. Rune, however, secured a check worth 90,000 kroner for his participation in the tournament.

Source: The Nordic Page

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