Celebratory day for FCK

Celebratory day for FCK

FC Copenhagen reclaimed the Superliga title last Sunday following a 0-0 draw against arch rivals Brøndby, after which thousands of its fans staged a celebratory march through the city. The result leaves 2012 champions FC Nordsjælland ten points behind with three games to go. The Lions have now won ten titles, an all-time Superliga record, while its young striker Andreas Cornelius is the favourite to win the golden boot. 

AB’s SOS answered

Prestigious football club AB has been handed a lifeline just when it looked like it might be relegated from the Danish First Division, the country’s second highest tier of football. Should FC Hjørring fail to win its appeal against a forced relegation due to financial problems, it will join the bottom-placed club FC Fyn, which has already been relegated for entering administration. AB is currently four points adrift of tenth place with just four games remaining.  

Løchte locks on to top talent 

Wimbledon doubles champion Frederik Løchte Nielsen will ‘defend’ his title this June with Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov, a former Wimbledon junior champion who beat Novak Djokovic on Tuesday and is the world number 28 at singles. Nielsen’s partner in 2012, Jonathan Marray, will compete with a fellow Englishman, Colin Fleming. Nielsen and Dimitrov first partnered up last March at the Miami Masters where they reached the semi-finals. 

Wich bears no grudges

It might look on the surface like a terrible example of ingratitude, but Steffen Wich’s departure as coach of Bakken Bears, just days after the club won its 13th championship, had been the plan since the legend took over first team affairs last year. His replacement is the highly-respected Finnish coach Ville Tuominen. The Bears lifted the title last week on Thursday after defeating the Svendborg Rabbits 92-83 in the decider of a seven-game series.

Losing to the Dane haters

Three games into the Ice Hockey World Championships in Sweden and Finland, and Denmark’s prospects are in the balance after losses to Canada and Norway and a win against Slovenia. The defeat by Norway was particularly hard to swallow after one of Norway’s players, Martin Røymark, said he was glad to win as he “hates Danes”. Denmark’s next game is against the Czech Republic on Thursday at 16:15, after which they face Switzerland, Belarus and Sweden.