Sports Round-Up: Danish fans stay away from the WC in Qatar

Sports Round-Up: Danish fans stay away from the WC in Qatar

Different in Euro 2024
Danish fans could have been allocated 3-5,000 tickets for each match, but at present only an average of 700 tickets per game have been sold.

Should Denmark qualify for Euro 2024 in Germany, the DBU said it would again take on a greater role in the distribution of tickets to Danish fans.

Denmark open the tournament against Tunisia on November 22 before taking on France on November 26 and Australia on November 30.

Sertdemir hailed by The Guardian
Danish U19 international Zidan Sertdemir was among The Guardian’s 2022 Next Generation list – which highlights the 60 best young talents in world football. Sertdemir, who plays in midfield for Bayer Leverkusen, last year became the youngest Bundesliga debutant for Bayer Leverkusen and the second youngest in Bundesliga history.

Mahfoud is no longer undefeated
One of Denmark’s best female boxers, Sarah Mahfoud, lost for the first time in her professional career in Manchester on 24 September. The Faroese-born boxer lost his IBF title belt to Puerto Rican fighter Amanda Serrano on points. Serrano now holds the featherweight title belts in the WBC, WBO, IBO and now also the IBF. Mahfoud, meanwhile, now has 11 wins and one loss as a pro.

Bears in the Champions League
Denmark’s top basketball team, the Bakken Bears, qualified again for the Champions League after a close overtime win against Serbia’s FMP Meridian on September 25. The Danes won 88-82 after the match in the first half ended 74-74 in regular time. The last time the Bears were in the Champions League was in the 2020/21 season.

FCN are the youngest
According to the CIES Football Observatory, FC Nordsjælland has the youngest team across 60 leagues in the world, with an average age in the starting lineups of 22.31 years. In addition, the Tigers from Farum have all topped the charts in terms of giving playing time to under-21 players – 74 per cent of playing time was taken up by under-21 players. The Superliga team with the oldest average age was AGF Aarhus, with 26.57.

Holger’s warmth and Tauson’s uneasiness
After his second place at the ATP tournament in Bulgaria on 2 October, Holger Rune again reached 26th place in the world ranking – which corresponds to the highest ranking of his career. Meanwhile, things are not going so well for Denmark’s best women’s player Clara Tauson. Plagued by a lingering back injury, Tauson has dropped from a career-high 33rd in February to currently sit at 94th.

Talent with landmark victory
Mattias Skjelmose, 21, took the first win of his professional career on September 16 on the fourth stage of the Tour de Luxembourg. The Trek rider won the 26km time trial and took the yellow jersey in the process. Skjelmose would go on to become the fifth Dane to win the Tour de Luxembourg in the race’s history.

Youngest Serie A debut
At just 17, Julius Beck became the youngest ever Dane to make his Serie A debut after coming on for Spezia against Lazio on 2 October. The former SønderjyskE player came on with eight minutes left in the match, which ended in a 4.-0 victory for the Italian giants from Rome.

Brøndby punished for fan trouble
Brøndby will play its remaining away games in 2022 without the fans following more cases of fan trouble. This means that Brøndby’s matches in Randers, AGF, OB and Aarhus Fremad in the Danish Cup will be without away fans. The club was also fined DKK 400,000.

Source: The Nordic Page

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