Sport Round-Up: Denmark scores big on Russia’s football exclusion

Women qualify for the World Cup 2023
Denmark has already secured a European group place via the Superliga winner this year, and the Russian expulsion also affects this.

Instead of getting into the Champions League qualifier in the third round, the upcoming Superliga winners will instead go into the playoff round.

Finally, the Russian women’s team is the only side with a statistical chance to deny Denmark qualification for the World Cup 2023, and UEFA’s decision seals the Danes’ passage.

Frans ends his career in style
The Danish legend Frans Nielsen, 38, celebrated this week winning the German title this week with his team Eisbären . Several weeks ago, the legend confirmed that he will end his career at the upcoming IIHF World Championships in . Nielsen was the first Dane to play in the NHL, where he collected 949 matches in the world’s best ice hockey league. However, Denmark must do without NHL star Oliver Bjorkstrand, who skips the world championship to shake off some long-term injuries.

Brøndby has the best… grass
For the second year in a row, the pitch at Brøndby Stadion has been named the Superliga’s best by the leaders of the teams in the league. AGF ’ Ceres Park and Viborgs Energi Viborg Park completed the top three. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the league’s two artificial courses ended last: FC Nordsjællands Right to Dream Park in last place in front of Silkeborg’s JYSK Park. FC , which for years has struggled to lay out a proper course at the Park, was right in front of the bottom two in tenth place.

Eriksen knows it again
has chosen another compliment since his return to football after suffering a cardiac arrest in the European Championship 2020. ESPN has named the Dane as the best transfer in the Premier League this season, ahead of people like Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Diaz. Since joining Brentford on a free transfer in January, Eriksen has helped the London team move out of the relegation battle.

Axelsen the victor again
has once again demonstrated that he is the best badminton player in Europe. Axelsen won the final in the European Championship ’s singles over compatriot Anders Antonsen with 21-17, 21-15. This is the third time that Axelsen has won the European Championships, after also winning in 2018 and 2016. Antonsen won the last year after Axelsen was forced to retire after incurring corona.

Wolves pursue second cup victory
FC Midtjylland has a chance to win their second DM this season after beating Vejle 4-1 overall in the semifinals. After winning their only trophy in 2019, the wolves will face either OB Odense or SønderjyskE in the final. OB has a slim 2-1 lead ahead of the second match tonight in Odense. OB most recently won the trophy back in 2007, while SønderjyskE surprised everyone by claiming it, their first trophy ever, in 2020.

Soccer ladies eye fan record
When the Danish women’s team takes on at in a friendly match prior to the European Championships 2022, there is a good chance that they can write spectator history. Currently, over 10,000 tickets have been sold for the match, which would break the record for the number of fans watching a women’s national team match in Denmark. The current record is 9,337 and was set at Viborg Stadium back in 2006 against Finland. The game takes place on June 24th.

Two Danes in the NHL playoffs
With the NHL season on its way into playoff mode, two Danes have a chance to lift the coveted Stanley Cup this year. Netminder Frederik Andersen will compete with the Carolina Hurricanes, and Lars Eller will go ice skating to the Washington Capitals. Or became the first Dane to lift the Stanley Cup with the Caps back in 2018 and scored the winning goal to win it. Meanwhile, Andersen enjoys another banner year in goal, winning the William M Jennings Trophy – an NHL award given to goalkeepers on teams with the fewest goals scored against them. He also won it in 2016.

Source: The Nordic Page

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