Sport Round-Up: Denmark women’s side qualifies for tenth Euros

Elsewhere, a Greenlander usurps the Danish deadlift record-holder and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has praise for FCM

With a 3-1 victory over Italy on Tuesday night, Denmark’s women’s team sealed their European Championship qualification with a game to go.

At the very minimum, they have ensured they will finish as one of the best runners-up, thus guaranteeing qualification. However, they are odds-on to win their group following their win in Italy.

It was the first time in nine years that Italy had lost at home.

The result sees Denmark through to their tenth European Championship finals.

It was also the first game during the qualifiers that Denmark had conceded a goal.

Not over yet
Nicoline Sørensen scored directly from a corner kick in just the sixth minute before Nadia Nadim bagged herself a brace, with Valentina Giacinti’s 60th minute goal proving to be nothing more than a consolation for the hosts.

Denmark have now won all nine of their qualification games – with an impressive +47 goal difference.

They will be hoping to win their group to round off such an impressive campaign, but Italy still have the possibility of overtaking them in the race for the top spot.

The two teams play again in Denmark on December 1.

Green giant
With an immense 401-kilogram deadlift, Kim Ujarak Lorentzen launched himself into the record books in his fourth consecutive win at Greenland’s Strongest Man competition. It saw him smash his previous personal best of 370 kilos as well as the current Danish record of 400 kilograms set by Mikkel Leicht.

Family illness leads to Friis farewell
Almost two years after taking on the role, AaB coach Jacob Friis has made the decision to leave the club. It comes after his daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia last year, and it is part of his plan to prioritise spending time with his family. He has emphasized that her condition has not deteriorated. Peter Feher is taking over as caretaker manager.

Klopp complimentary in victory
Two defeats with six goals conceded was not how FC Midtjylland hoped to begin their first foray into Europe’s top competition, but Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp gives them some cause to stay positive following their 2-0 defeat to the English side on Tuesday. Talking to TV3+, he said “It will be difficult for everyone who meets them, because they are really well organised and they are full of courage … it is deserved that they are in the Champions League.”

NHL Danes return home on loan
Danish ice hockey players Joachim Blichfeld and Alexander True are both set for a homecoming after joining Frederikshavn White Hawks and Rungsted Seier Capitals on loan with immediate effect. The San Jose Sharks players will remain in Denmark building his match fitness until the start of the 2020-21 NHL season before returning to the US. Both players made their debuts for the Sharks last season, and will be hoping to stake a claim for regular game-time next season.

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