Each year the Danish football association, the DBU, selects a team consisting of Superliga players to participate in a friendly tournament abroad during the three-month winter break. Due to repeatedly poor financial results however, the trip has been cancelled for the second successive year.
"For the past couple of years, DBU has failed to achieve the financial results required," explained Claus Bretton-Meyer, the CEO of DBU, in a press release.
"Last year we reported losses of ten million kroner and look set to repeat that figure this year. As a consequence we have been forced to look at our organisation and activities. Cancelling the yearly league national-team trip was necessary as it is one of our main expenses."
Long-serving employee sacked
However, the organisation cautioned that this did not mean the team would never tour again. If financial results pick up in the future, the team will participate again, the DBU said.
The disappointing news was further soured by the revelation that nine employees are to be laid off as part of cost cutting measures. One of them is a long-serving receptionist.