Sport Round-Up: FCK leave it late whilst AGF disappoint
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Denmark’s women continue to dominate European football and tributes pour in for boxing legend.
In a mixed night for Danish teams in Europe, FC Copenhagen secured a 2-1 victory over IFK Göteborg whereas AGF Aarhus succumbed to a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Slovenia’s NŠ Mura. Both games were part of the second round of Europa League qualification.
FCK left it late, coming back from 1-0 down to score twice in the last 10 minutes, with goals from Jonas Mudrazija and Robert Wind.
Polish outfit next
The Lions will play Polish outfit Piast Gliwice in the third qualification round and then either HNK Rijeka (Croatia) or Kolos Kovalivka (Ukraine) in the playoff round.
For the other Danish team playing last night, the result was not what they hoped for. AGF put up little resistance as they were convincingly dispatched by Mura.
Legendary boxing coach passes away
Richard Olsen, the coach of several national and international boxing champions, passed away peacefully early on Thursday morning. He was the coach of the multiple-time super-middleweight world champion Mikkel Kessler, and only stepped back from coaching in 2017. His death followed a long illness.
Handball legend retires
At 38 it is probably not much of a surprise, but national handball hero Anders Eggert has retired after a decorated career spanning 20 years. Eggert played over 160 games for Denmark, winning the European Championships in 2012 and World Cup silvers in 2011 and 2013.
Women’s team untouchable in Euro qualification
Despite not having played a competitive international game for 10 months, a 4-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina last night meant a continuation of a storming campaign for the Danish women’s national side. The team sit top of Group B: undefeated in all six matches without having conceded a goal.
According to the French newspaper Le Parisien, Kasper Dolberg is one of three Nice players to test positive for coronavirus. As a result, the Danish international will miss Nice’s biggest showdown of the season so far when they take on reigning champions PSG on Sunday.
Denmark 16th in FIFA rankings
The updated leaderboard saw no movement for the Danish national team following their 2-0 defeat to Belgium and goalless draw with England. Among other things, the ranking determines how Denmark is seeded in the World Cup qualifying pools.
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