Sport notes | Cornelius picks up another knock
Cornelius picks up another knock
Danish target man Andreas Cornelius re-aggravated an ankle injury during his first start for Cardiff City. The 20-year-old was felled by a hard tackle early in the Bluebirds' League Cup match at Accrington on Wednesday, and had to be stretched off the pitch. After struggling with the ankle in preseason training, Cornelius made his debut late in Cardiff City's 3-2 unexpected victory over Manchester City on Sunday. Two other Danes also saw action in England as Daniel Agger (Liverpool) and Jores Okore (Aston Villa) both started in the Reds’ 1-0 victory at Villa Park.
The good news for FC Copenhagen is that new signing Fanendo Adi opened his account for the club just six minutes into his debut against FC Vestsjaelland. The bad news is that now he may be deported. It turns out that the 22-year-old Nigerian forward hasn’t received a Danish residence or work permit. FCK went on to draw 1-1 to remain second from bottom in the Superliga.
Bendtner given ultimatum
National coach Morten Olsen has not selected Nicklas Bendtner for the World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Malta on September 6 and 11, telling him to change clubs if he wants an international future. Bendtner, 25, who has not played for Arsenal this season, is a target of both Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion, ahead of the closure of the transfer window on September 2.
Hosts are toasts
The Danish teams finished well outside the medals despite hosting the 2013 European Show Jumping and Dressage Championships. They finished in 12th place in the show jumping, and fourth in the dressage, just like at the Olympics. Great Britain won the show jumping, becoming just the second country in history to hold both the Olympic and European crowns, and Germany won the dressage.
Girls' trips ends in wails
Denmark failed to advance out of its group at the Under-19s European football Championships in Wales. The Danes managed just three points in three matches despite getting off to a good start when they beat the hosts 1-0 thanks to a free-kick from Nikoline Frandsen. But they then conceded three goals in their games against both Germany and England, who advanced to the semi-finals instead of them.
Partner swap for Lochte
Frederik Lochte Nielsen has entered the US Open with a new partner in the men’s doubles. The Danish tennis player had spent much of the season playing with Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, his partner at both Wimbledon and the French Open, but has instead teamed up with American player Eric Butorac in New York. The pair won their first-round match against Johan Brunstrom and Raven Klaasen on Tuesday.