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Sports news and briefs
Too many ties | A severely depleted Danish national side finished second in the King’s Cup in Thailand, finishing undefeated thanks to a 3-1 defeat of the hosts on Saturday. The win followed a 0-0 draw against South Korea and a 1-1 stalemate against Norway. South Korea won the cup thanks to wins in their other games.
Kris's contract cancelled | Danish defender Kris Stadsgaard has left Spanish Primera Liga club Malaga after the cancellation of a contract due to run until June 2013. The 26-year-old, who had played 25 times since joining in 2010, has been linked with a move to FCK, which is also lining up a bid for Vålerenga striker Mostafa Abdellaoue.
Bendtner breaks his beak | Nicklas Bendtner last Saturday broke his nose playing for Sunderland against Swansea City – an injury that saw him taken off ten minutes into his side’s 2-0 win. He was accidentally kicked in the head by Swansea player Angel Rangel. There were fears he had also broken his cheek bone, but a scan proved otherwise.
Adios to Adidas | Brøndby’s kit sponsorship deal with Adidas will not be extended beyond this season, thus ending a 12-year co-operation. Brøndby’s chief executive Jan Lockhart told media the club had “several attractive options” to replace a kit manufacturer that also recently ended its relationship with Liverpool.
Idiot in luck | The Danish FA has agreed to cut the damages owed by a fan who attacked a referee in a Euro 2008 qualifier – a man most media are now referring to as “the idiot” – from nearly two million kroner to 250,000. A spokesman told media that the decision was “based on our insight into his economic conditions”.
Out of their hands | Heading into Wednesday night’s final group games, Denmark’s hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the ongoing European Handball Championship were out of their hands. To qualify, Denmark needed Poland to beat Germany, who Denmark beat on Monday, in the early game, and then beat Sweden.