Sport in Brief: Eriksen player of the year
Christian Eriksen may have missed out on the Carling Cup last weekend with Tottenham, but he will find some solace in winning the Danish footballer of the year award for the second year on the trot. Young gun Pierre Emile Højbjerg won the talent of the year, while AaB Aalborg’s Kent Nielsen was top coach.
Bruun down and out
Danish boxer Kasper Bruun lost the biggest fight of his career when he was knocked out in the ninth round of his European Championship title bout against Italian fighter Michele Di Rocco. The Dane (19 wins, 2 losses and a non-decision) followed up his loss in the ring by announcing his retirement from the sport aged just 28.
DBU negotiations back on
The national football association DBU has revealed that negotiations with the players’ association regarding a new payment deal for national team players are back on. DBU – which has been heavily criticised for its handling of the negotiations – is still demanding that the players take a 17 percent cut.