The Danish football association DBU has teamed up with the football associations of Norway, Sweden and Finland to offer their support to Aleksander Ceferin, the Slovenian candidate for the upcoming UEFA elections on September 14.
The European football confederation’s election will include the appointment of a new president to replace Michel Platini, who was barred from the sport for eight years after being found guilty of ethics violations, along with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, in October
“We have recently had several meetings with Aleksander Ceferin and we share the same strong values related to the future of European football,” said Jesper Møller, the head of DBU, in a joint message of support along with the heads of the football associations of Norway, Sweden and Finland.
“We have the same interest to implement some reforms and have common views about the good governance of the European and the World football.”
Kirin Cup woe
In related news, Denmark failed to reach the final of the Kirin Cup in Japan after losing in a penalty shootout to Bosnia Herzegovina at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi this morning.
The Danes had looked solid in the first half, going 2-0 up through goals by Simon Kjær and Viktor Fischer, but a poor second half saw Bosnia Herzegovina storm back, despite playing the last 20 minutes with just ten men.
The loss means that Denmark will play for third place against either Japan or Bulgaria, who play later today.