The Danish coach Kasper Hjulmand is worried about the effect that foreign ownership can have on the Danish Superliga.
Recently, he told Forbes that he does not like the idea of more club ownership and players being constantly switched around.
Should not be a toy
“If it’s based on the right values, understanding of Danish values, and you are an owner with respect and knowledge who can add value, then I do not have a big problem with foreign ownership,” he told Forbes.
“But if it’s just having a toy to play with – something too rich and wealthy owners – just to do something fast or provide excitement in their daily lives, it’s a problem. And if they live in a structure where they own multiple clubs and they can just put players around in this system, that’s a problem too. ”
Rising numbers in the Super League
During the winter break, Mansour Group (UK / Egypt) invested in FC Nordsjaelland. Likewise, the Superliga clubs FC Midtjylland (UK), SønderjyskE (USA) and Vejle Boldklub (Moldova) all have foreign investors.
Randers, AC Horsens and AaB have also stated that they are open to it.
National team players on the go – mostly to English clubs
National team defender Jannik Vestergaard has replaced the English Premier League club Southampton with rival Leicester City, which he has signed on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The Danish teammate Joachim Andersen, who is also a central defender, has joined Crystal Palace on a five-year agreement from Lyon for around 20 million euros. Meanwhile, Palace are also rumored to be eager to bring in another Danish international, striker Kasper Dolberg, from Nice, while international player Andreas Cornelius has left Parma to join the Turkish outfit Trabzonspor.
Brøndby is still looking for the Champions League group game
Brøndby was only a few minutes away from claiming a famous draw in Red Bull Salzburg in the last round of the Champions League qualifier last night, but a late goal gives the Austrian outfit a small advantage ahead of the second stage in Denmark on 25 August. Michael Uhre gave Brøndby a dream start with a goal after four minutes, but Salzburg hit back in the second half with goals in the 56th and 90th minute to win a 2-1 draw. Brøndby most recently qualified for the Champions League group stage in 1998.
Top handball talent on his way to German outfit next summer
The Danish handball star Mathias Gidsel, who was named MVP at the Olympics in 2020, is leaving GOG to join the German outfit Füchse Berlin in the summer of 2022. The 22-year-old has signed a three-year contract. Mikkel Hansen, top scorer at the Olympics with 61 goals, was the only other Dane to make the all-star team, where the champions in France had four players.
Danish tennis player rises to his highest position ever
Tennis player Holger Rune, 18, is now number 162 in the world after another victory in the Challenger tournament – this time in San Marino on Sunday. At the beginning of the year he stood at number 474. His most recent victory resulted in him rising 29 places. The world’s best Scandinavian player is Norway’s Casper Ruud, who is at number 11. Sweden’s best player, Mikael Ymer, is world number 92.
Denmark hopefully ahead of the Paralympic Games
Denmark is aiming for five to seven medals at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, according to the DIF Sports Association. Denmark’s best hope rests with long jumper Daniel Wagner and table tennis player Peter Rosenmeier. In total, Denmark’s team is 25 strong, competing in eight sports: wheelchair rugby (12), athletics (4), dressage (4), badminton (1), table tennis (1), cycling (1), swimming (1) and taekwondo (1). In 2016 in Rio, Denmark won seven medals, in London five and in Beijing nine. The games begin on August 24 and continue until September 5, more or less using the same venues as the Olympics, although the lifting of restrictions may allow more people to see them live!
Beat you dad! Kevin Magnussen puts the team’s fastest lap ahead of Le Mans
Kevin Magnussen, who left Formula 1 last season, will compete in Le Mans for the first time this weekend. Earlier this year, he joined Chip Ganassi Racing to compete in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, so Le Mans is a one-off where he drives a High Class Racing run Oreca 07 LMP2 in the LMP2 class running for a team that also includes his father Jan and Anders Fjordbach, another Dane. On Sunday, the 28-year-old clocked his team’s fastest laps on the Circuit de la Sarthe on the official test day – an experience he described as “really cool”. In related news, Magnussen has signed an agreement with Sixt Denmark to become one of its brand ambassadors.
English judge remembers decisive action falling Eriksen collapse
Anthony Taylor, the 42-year-old English judge responsible for the Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland at the Park, where Christian Eriksen crashed with a cardiac arrest, has told the BBC how he immediately knew something was seriously wrong. Christian was alone. The only thing that was close to him was a bouncing ball that hit his knee. I actually looked directly at him when he fell over. I could see his face as he fell. I knew right away that something was wrong because of how his face looked and how he fell to the floor. That was what worried me the most. “However, he refuses to take absolute credit for stopping the game so quickly. “The real heroes that night were the Danish captain [Simon Kjær] and the doctors who performed the first CPR and defibrillation, ”he said.
E-sports company will build a large epicenter in Brøndby
Blast has raised DKK 100 million from investors and will use some of it to build a new studio for global e-sports in Priorparken in Brøndby – an offer to really put Denmark on the e-sports card internationally. Blast is already hosting Counter-Strike tournaments around the world – the same game that the Danish team Astralis is so successful with – and its next tournament is scheduled to take place at the Royal Arena in November. “We have closed a large round of financing with a number of prominent investors, which will, among other things, be used for an investment in building a studio where we will produce all our e-sports formats from,” confirmed Nick Skovsen, COO of Blast. Blast and Astralis previously had the same owner, RFRSH Entertainment, but Astralis was bought out by the team itself in 2019. Astralis recently launched its own center for games, entertainment and education, Astralis Nexus, in Tivoli, but the proposed studio in Brøndby will be much larger.
Denmark slips out of the top ten despite strong euro exhibitions
Despite reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2020, Denmark slipped out of the FIFA World Rankings top ten list to be in 11th place. The ranking confirms Denmark as the seventh best side in Europe. Belgium continues to top the position ahead of Brazil, France, England and Italy.
Young Belgian wins Around Denmark
Remco Evenepoel, a young Belgian cyclist, won the Tour of Denmark this weekend and held on to his lead with a solid ride in the last stage: a 10.8 km time trial in Frederiksberg. The 21-year-old previously won the Tour of Belgium in June.
Schmeichel takes over the captaincy of Leicester City
Kasper Schmeichel is now the official full-time captain of Leicester City following Wes Morgan’s departure, and one of his first tasks was to lift the Charity Shield following his side’s unexpected defeat to Manchester City on 7 August. Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed Schmeichel as “a fabulous ambassador”. Since joining in 2011, he has played 427 matches for the club.
Eriksen rumors that he may return in five months, repealed
Christian Eriksen recently visited his club Inter, but his agent denies that he told teammates that he might return to action in five months. Earlier, Inter boss Simone Inzaghi said he would be welcomed back with “open arms” and addressed fears he may not be able to play in Serie A due to strict rules for players with defibrillators.
Source: The Nordic Page