Sports Round-Up: The royal family will not travel to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup

There will not be a member of the in Qatar for the World Cup in 2022. The royal family has decided to follow the line of the acting government.

This means that will not be officially represented during the competition.

The royal family was completely free to make its own choice, but wanted to stay in Denmark for this political matter.

Other priorities
The situation is complicated in the country. After the general election in 2022, everyone is working hard to try to form a new government.

As Crown Prince Frederik assured: “My support will always be with the national team, regardless of where it is. It is the sport that has my attention.”

But this time the Royal Palace will support the team in the same way as most Danes: at home in front of the TV screen.

Jesper Fredberg leaves Viborg FF to join Anderlecht
Jesper Fredberg is stepping down as Viborg FF’s sporting director. At the turn of the year 2023, he will become the football director of the Belgian club Anderlecht, which is currently number 11 in their national championship. Fredberg joined the Danish club in 2019 and played a big role in Viborg’s progress in the top flight. The team is currently second in the Super League and dreams of European competition next season.

leads the Super League heading into the winter break
FC Nordsjælland, the tigers from , lead the Super League heading into the winter break after only two defeats and five draws in 17 games since July. The other is another surprise package, Viborg FF, with FC Copenhagen in third place, eight points behind FCN. Only six points separate third and tenth. Superliage resumes on the third weekend in February.

Brøndby IF is looking for a new head coach
Niels Frederiksen is no longer Brøndby IF’s head coach. The decision was announced on Monday. The 52-year-old coach joined the club in 2019 and two years later he guided Brøndby to their first Superliga title in 16 years. The new American owners from Global Football Holdings are looking for a new head coach after a disappointing start to the season, which saw them in 10th place after 17 games.

FCK-AaB the best attended match of 2022 so far
With Manchester City, and Sevilla FC all visiting, one would expect the Park’s attendance record this year to be set by a Champions League match. But in fact their Superliga match with AaB was the best attended match of the season so far, with 35,463 fans turning up for the match on 22 May. So far in 2022, the 17 best-attended matches are FCK home matches at the Park. In 18th place is another Parken match: the cup final between OB and FC Midtjylland, which attracted 23,328 fans.

The Danes must win or draw against to advance to the semi-finals
After Norway’s 26-23 victory against on Monday, the Danish handball women still have a great chance to advance to the semi-finals at the European Championship 2022 in Slovenia. If the Danes win or draw against Norway on Wednesday, they will probably face in the final four. However, if they lose, they will need help from as Slovenia need to beat them to progress. Sweden can also qualify if the results go their way. Should all three teams end up tied, Sweden will go through with a superior goal difference.

Historic pole position for in Formula 1
Last Friday is a day that Kevin Magnussen will never forget. The Haas F1 driver secured the first pole position of his career and the first ever for a Dane in Formula 1. Thanks to rain and George Russell’s crash in the third qualifying session, K-Mag could celebrate his first pole with his team for the sprint race on Saturday – a new move this season, which includes four sprint races at selected GPs, which gives fewer points to the top eight (1-8 compared to 1-25) – where he finished eighth. He then crashed out of Sunday’s GP after a crash with Daniel Ricciardo on the first lap.

Mark O Madsen no longer undefeated
Danish MMA fighter Mark O Madsen is no longer undefeated after losing to American scrapper Grant Dawson. He had to surrender in the third round after a violent grip. The former wrestler – who won silver at the 2016 Olympics – had previously won 12 matches in a row.

Source: The Nordic Page

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