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Sports News in Brief: Denmark wants to host women’s Euros

In other news, Wozniacki and Olesen’s bid to become first-time major winners is coming along nicely

The host nation’s game were well attended, but it was on television that interest really took off (photo: UEFA Women’s EURO Facebook page)
August 11th, 2017 4:58 pm| by Ben Hamilton
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Suddenly everyone wants to host the UEFA European Women’s Championship.

Both Denmark and England have expressed an interest in hosting the next tournament, Euro 2021.

Their confirmation reflects growing interest in a tournament that was contested in the second half of July, a time when very little competitive football is shown worldwide.

Continuing the momentum
The country’s football federation, the DBU, told BT that it wants to continue the “momentum” of reaching the final of Euro 2017 by bidding to host either Euro 2021 or 2025.

The DBU, which is hosting four Euro 2020 games, is also keen to host a FIFA or UEFA youth tournament and the Champions League final.

Unlike the Olympics, which are bequeathed seven years before the actual event, the Netherlands only found out it was hosting Euro 2017 in December 2014.


Dane in lead after R1 of major
The second round of the US PGA Championship, the final major of the year, has already teed off in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Danish player Thorbjørn Olesen stood tied for the first round lead after a four-under 67. Olesen, who finished sixth at the 2013 US Masters, shot six birdies, including one on the last to take the clubhouse lead until a late-finishing round by Kevin Kisner tied his score. While Olesen starts his second round at 20:00 this evening, Kisner has today already made an early birdie to take the outright lead.

Woz warming up nicely for US Open
Given her record at the US Open, where she made the final in 2009 and 14, as well as the semis last year, Caroline Wozniacki will know Flushing Meadows might present her with her best ever chance of claiming a grand slam, given the absence of players such as Serena Williams. And she is in splendid form having comfortably beaten top-16 player Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3, 6-1 in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Thursday. Woz faces the top seed and new world number one, Karolína Pliková, in the quarters later today.

FCK to ban around 100 hooligans
FC Copenhagen is taking action against 100 people who it has managed to identify in association with the violence that erupted at Brøndby Stadion on Sunday. Many of those on the list face a ban, and more might join them as FCK continues to study footage of the lengthy 20-minute delay to the game.

Laudrup nearing the end of his career
Danish football legend Michael Laudrup, 53, could be on the verge of quitting football management forever, according to DR. The coach of Qatari club Al-Rayyan, who continues to be linked with prestigious clubs in Europe on a regular basis, said he would like to pursue a different career, but did not know whether Al-Rayyan would be his last or penultimate job in football management.