Sports notes | Løchte out, twice

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Løchte out, twice

Following Caroline Wozniacki’s elimination from the French Open last week in the second round, Frederick Løchte Nielsen was knocked out twice in the space of two days. On Sunday, the Dane and his mixed-doubles partner Su-Wei from Taiwan were knocked out in the quarter-finals, and then on Monday, Løchte and his Bulgarian partner Grigor Dimitrov lost in the second round of the men’s.

Black Panthers empowered

The European American Football Association (EAFA) has dealt a big blow to  the Copenhagen Towers by deciding that its one-leg semi-final against a French team, the Black Panthers, in the EFAF Cup, the second highest tier of American football in Europe, will be played in France on June 15. It’s a big disappointment for a Towers team that reached the semi-final after beating the London Blitz over two legs in the quarters.

Dehli stays, Dennis leaves

National team winger Mikael Krohn-Dehli expects to stay at Celta Vigo following a dramatic final game of the season on Sunday that saw his Spanish La liga club escape relegation. The Dane told sporten.dk that he would have left if the club had been relegated. Fellow winger Dennis Rommedahl has, however, decided to leave Brøndby for Dutch club RKC Waalwijk, where he was on loan in 1997. 

Czech out the goals!

The Danish under-19 national football team on Tuesday soundly beat the Czech Republic 5-0 in the first game of the elite round of qualifiers for the UEFA Under-19 Championship in Lithuania at the end of July. The win puts Denmark second in the four-team group behind hosts Portugal, who thrashed Bulgaria 7-0 and Denmark face on Sunday. Before that, they are expected to beat Bulgaria on Thursday.  

FCM in trouble

Denmark’s financial watchdog, Finanstilsynet, has reported Superliga club FC Midtjylland to the police for withholding information from the stock market. The charges deal with last summer’s purchase of Danish striker Morten ‘Duncan’ Rasmussen from Scottish club Celtic, which the club did not report. The club stated that it had felt it not necessary as only big signings are officially reported. 





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