The Danish Football Association regrets Qatar investments

The Danish Football Association regrets Qatar investments

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Højer said that the shares in question make up just 0.1 percent of the association’s portfolio of DKK 219 million.

According to radio station 24syv, DBU held shares in several large banks in Qatar as well as bonds in the state-owned energy company Qatar Energy.

The media revealed that the DBU also has investments in similar countries such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

“At the moment, we have asked to divest the shares we have in Qatar, and then we will look at the overall portfolio and our investment policy, and whether it needs to change,” Høyer said.

Teenager signs with Bayern
This has been revealed by the German giants Bayern Munich they have entered into an agreement to transfer Danish teen Jonathan Asp Jensen from FC Midtjylland. Jensen, who turned 16 last month, joins the Bundesliga outfit this summer in a deal worth around 11 million kroner. The offensive midfielder has three goals in four matches for Denmark’s U16 national team and will be the first Dane in Bayern since Pierre-Emile Højbjerg left in 2016.

Denmark is against UEFA’s youth plan
UEFA investigates a new tournament format for under-15 national teams, something that Denmark has expressed opposition to. The move may force the DBU to begin its talent development course a year earlier than now, but the Football Association believes it is too early to play national team football. Flemming Berg, DBU’s development manager until recently, said the pressure from agents, foreign clubs, teammates and friends was too much for 14-year-olds to handle.

Wolves bite as Blue Horses are crushed
It was a mixed bag of nuts for the Danish teams that participated in the European Conference League this week. FC Midtjylland won the first match in their knock-out showdown by beating PAOK Saloniki 1-0 in Herning, while Randers fell 1-4 away against Leicester City, despite the equalizer just before the break. FC Copenhagen, the last Danish team in Europe, says goodbye to the next round of the tournament.

From Hoops to Elsinore?
Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley has revealed it he hopes to join Denmark’s squad at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The 21-year-old, who has several English youth caps, has a Danish mother and says he speaks the language decently. DBU later stated that Riley is among the many players being watched. London-born O’Riley originally came through on Fulham’s youth setup before joining MK Dons. He recently joined Celtic on a £ 1.8m deal.

Curling ladies swept aside …
The women’s curling team is on its way home from the 2022 Olympics after a disappointing show in Beijing. The Danes were solidly defeated 4-10 by Canada in their last match and leave China after finished penultimate in the group stage with just two wins in nine games. In their honor, part of Denmark’s losses were very close.

… But the men were even worse!
The men’s curling team will follow the women’s team home after a sad show in Beijing. By losing 5-7 to the United States in their last group game match, Denmark achieved only one victory in nine matches and finished last overall. It is the second Olympic Games in a row that the men finish bottom in the group stage, even though the team achieved two victories in Pyeongchang four years ago.

Skaters miss something

In what was probably Denmark’s best chance of winning a medal at the 2022 Winter Games, both men’s skaters Stefan Due Schmidt and Viktor Hald Thorup missed the final in the men’s mass start. Both skaters ended up outside the top 8 in each of their semifinal heats. The result means that Denmark does not win any medals in Beijing. Denmark has only won a single medal at the Winter Games – a silver in curling for women in Nagano 1998.

Ida sets new record … twice!
The Danish sprinter Ida Karstoft is showing good form at the moment, sets two new national records in as many weeks. The 26-year-old Lemvig set a new Danish 200m record with a time of 23.36 on 29 January and then improved it the following week with a time of 23.25 on 4 February. Karstoft was part of the Danish 4x100m relay team for women, which set a new record at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Interestingly enough, she also has two national matches for the Danish national football team.

The Super League starts again

The Danish Superliga started again last night after several months off due to the winter break. AGF Aarhus came back from two goals to beat SønderjyskE 3-2. FC Midtjylland has a slim lead of two points over FC Copenhagen in the standings ahead of the matches this weekend.

Source: The Nordic Page

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