Sports Round-Up: Premier League enemy for Danish teams in Europe

Sports Round-Up: Premier League enemy for Danish teams in Europe

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Brøndby finished last in their Europa League group and have finished playing European football this season.

With three teams left in Europe, Denmark has the most teams out of the countries aiming for the top 15 in the European coefficient ranking.

Turkey is currently in 15th place and has two teams left, just as Greece (16th) and Czech Republic (19th) have, while Croatia (17th) has only one team. Denmark is number 18.

The points that separate the five countries are minimal, and FCM’s knockout of PAOK may prove to be crucial for Denmark to get past Greece.

Handball ladies power through
The Danish women’s handball team is among the favorites to win the 2021 World Handball Championship after a dominant performance in the group stage. Denmark has won all their six matches so far – the most recent a 32-16 settlement of Germany in the last match in the second group game. In addition to the Germans, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Congo and Tunisia have all lost double digits to the Danes. Next is Brazil in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 17:30. The last time the Danish women won the world championship was back in 1997.

Wolves lead during the winter break
FC Midtjylland clings to a slim lead of two points over FC Copenhagen in the Super League, which goes into the winter break. The Wolves have 35 points, followed by FCK (33), Brøndby (30), AaB Aalborg (28) and Randers (28). Vejle is dead last on nine points, after SønderjyskE (10) and FC Nordsjælland (16). Brøndby’s Mikael Uhre leads the goal scorer lists with 11 goals, followed by Louka Prip (AaB), Pep Biel (FCK), Junior Brumado (FCM) and Nicolai Vallys (Silkeborg), who are all on seven strikes.

Goalkeeper legend died 62 years
Danish football is in mourning after Lars Høgh’s death at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer. Høgh, who won three Danish championships for OB Odense and played Superliga record with 817 matches for Funen, had until recently been the national team’s goalkeeping coach. He was held in high esteem by the Danish football community. As a player, Høgh won eight international matches for Denmark (including in Denmark’s 2-0 victory over West Germany at the World Cup in 1986), but his best performance probably came in OB’s famous 2-0 victory over Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in 1994, which helped the Danes to overturn a 2-3 loss at home and bring home the biggest Danish result in an international club football history. See the highlights in the video at the end of this article.

Olesen cleared in London
The Danish golfer Thorbjørn Olesen has been found innocent in a courtroom in London for charges concerning a flight from Nashville to the English capital in 2019. The 31-year-old was acquitted on all three charges: sexual assault, assault by beatings and being intoxicated. on a plane. Olesen claimed he has no recollection of takeoff after taking prescription sleeping pills purchased from a questionable website by his partner. According to the indictment, Olesen kissed and caressed a woman, pushed a cabin member and peed in another passenger’s seat.

Danish speed skating history
Viktor Hald Thorup wrote speed skating history by becoming the first male Dane to win a medal at a World Cup race. Thorup finished second in the men’s mass start at the Utah tournament, and the result means he has to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Thorup participated in the Winter Games 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, finished fifth in the mass start. Stefan Due, who finished tenth at a World Cup race in Calgary this weekend, has also booked his ticket to Beijing.

Rune avoids the Ozzie Open anguish
For the first time in his career, Holger Rune has qualified directly for a Grand Slam without having to go through qualifying matches. The top 100 ranked players in the world all qualify directly, and although the 18-year-old is currently in 103rd place, the young player managed the cut due to some players in the top 100 not being able to participate due to an injury . Rune started in 2021 in 473rd place, but won 73 out of over 100 games played, which got him up on the rankings. On the women’s side, Clara Tauson also directly qualified as the 44th best player in the world.

Harder wins the FA Cup
Pernille Harder may have missed the Ballon D’Or again this year, but she has won a medal as the winner of the English FA Cup for women. Harder’s Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-0 in the final, with Harder coming on the pitch in the final 15 minutes. Another Dane, Simone Boye, was on the losing side in the match, which was played in front of 41,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

Always Viktor
Viktor Axelsen cemented his position as one of the best badminton players in recent times after his dominant victory at the World Tour Finals in Indonesia. The Dane beat Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21-12, 21-8 in the final. Next is the last tournament of the year, 2021 BWF World Championships. But regardless of the result there, Axelsen has enjoyed one of the best years in Danish badminton history. So far, he has reached the final in 10 out of 12 individual tournaments, where he has won seven, lost two close matches and been unable to play the European Championship final due to corona.

Final four in the Danish Cup
There are only four teams left in the Danish Cup… and none of them are from Copenhagen. SønderjyskE takes on OB Odense and FC Midtjylland meets Vejle in the semifinals. The matches are played over two matches in April and May, with the winners playing the final on 26 May.

Source: The Nordic Page

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