Sports Round-Up: Showing some Love – Danish club signs Brazilian legend

Sports Round-Up: Showing some Love - Danish club signs Brazilian legend

From Almaty to Herning

Fresh from a stay in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Love joins FCM on a contract for the rest of the season as the club tries to maintain its slender Superliga lead.

“Vagner Love brings enormous experience to the table,” said FCM sports director Svend Graversen.

“He has played for his country and in a number of cultures and leagues. It makes him a solid profile to get into the squad where he can share his experience with younger players and the other Brazilians.”

See the highlights from his recent appearance here.

Denmark completes Olympic team
A record number of athletes are competing for Denmark during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. Denmark sends 62 athletes to China – 29 women and 33 men – and the record is down to men and women sending ice hockey teams for the first time. Ice hockey player Frans Nielsen and women’s curling captain Madeleine Dupont has been awarded the honor of being the flag bearer during the opening ceremony. The event takes place from kl 4.-20. February and broadcast on DR, TV2 and Discovery +.

Handball players continue the EURO race
Denmark’s dominance at the European Handball Championship in 2022 continued this week thanks to a 28-24 victory last night over Iceland in the second group game. Denmark won all its matches in the preliminary group game and now meets Croatia (Saturday), the Netherlands (Monday) and France (Wednesday) in the hunt for a semi-final place. Denmark and France lead the group on four points, although the French have a better goal difference (+2) and lead the position. All Denmark’s matches are broadcast live on TV2.

The Brentford Danes set a PL record
A new record was set by Brentford in their 1-3 loss to Manchester United on 19 January. Mathias Jensen, Christian Nørgaard, Mads Roerslev, Mads Bech and Jonas Lössl all started the match for Bierne and thus set a new record for the number of Danes in a starting eleven in a Premier League match. That record could be further improved in the future, as Christian Eriksen has been linked with a move to Brentford by several English media outlets.

Soccer players score another award
The men’s national team has once again been praised for their actions after Christian Eriksen’s collapse during Denmark’s opening match against Finland in the European Championship 2020 last summer. This time it is FIFA that enters the Danish-acclaimed campaign that awards the national team and its medical staff the FIFA Fair Play Award for heroism, which was shown during the terrible moments in the wake of Eriksen’s collapse. Denmark won the award ahead of Leeds manager Claudio Ranieri and former Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Parks for sale?
In the future, Denmark’s national stadium Parken may be put up for sale after the owner, Parken Sport & Entertainment (PS&E), has decided to investigate the possibility of selling off parts of its property portfolio. The portfolio includes Parken, home to Denmark’s national side and FC Copenhagen, as well as the Lalandia resort centers in Rødby and Billund. However, future sales will be conditional on PS&E being able to continue as tenants. In September, the company revealed that it was considering making FC Copenhagen an independent company. At the same time, the company said it had a debt totaling $ 1.4 billion.

The NHL pioneer resigns
Frans Nielsen, Denmark’s first NHL player, has decided to hang up his skates at the end of this season. The 37-year-old has played 925 NHL games since making his New York Islanders debut back in 2007. After a long and successful stay in New York, he joined the Detroit Red Wings for a few seasons before moving back to Europe. and the German league last year. Nielsen will end his career in a few weeks by leading Denmark in Beijing in his first appearance at the Winter Olympics.

Rune reaches the placement goal
Denmark’s men’s tennis hopeful, Holger Rune, may have lost in the first round of the Australian Open this week, but the best thing is that he has reached one of his goals for 2021… albeit a few weeks too late. Rune has jumped three places to 99th on the latest ATP world rankings, the first time the 18-year-old has reached the top 100. Rune began in 2021 located just outside the top-500. In Melbourne this week, he led Kwon Soonwoo of South Korea 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, but lost the next two sets after suffering a setback.

Source: The Nordic Page

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