Sports Round-Up: Vroom, vroom Miss Bruun! Danish women on fire in 2023 World Cup qualifying

And keep the engine on, as Christian Lundgaard has landed a ride in Indycar!

Bruun was in danger of running out of fingers (photo: Kvindelandsholdet Facebook page)
October 22nd, 2021 2:40 pm| by Ben Hamilton
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Signe Bruun set a new record by scoring five goals as the women’s national team trounced Bosnia-Herzegovina 8-0 in their 2023 World Cup qualifier at home in Viborg.

Pernille Haarder was also on the team sheet as the women ran riot, scoring four in each half.

It takes their goal difference to 23-0 in just three games.

Russia fixture is crucial
Up next is an away tie in Montenegro next Tuesday, followed by a trip to Bosnia on November 25, and then the big one!

Russia, who travel to Denmark on November 30, also have nine points from three games.

In contrast, their goal difference is 10-0 and all their games have been at home.


Dane signed to Indycar team
Danish motorsport prospect Christian Lundgaard, 20, has landed a drive in Indycar next year. He will race for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The move is something of a step-up from Formula 2. The length of his contract is undisclosed, but thought to be for several years. Lundgaard raced for the team in August to test his mettle in a one-off appearance. 

Misery in Europe for every team bar Randers
Both Brøndby and FC Copenhagen lost their European ties this week, while FC Midtjylland and Randers managed draws. The results leave none of the teams in the automatic qualifying places for the final 32 with half their games now played. Brøndby lost 0-2 away at Rangers and FCM drew 1-1 at home to Crvena Zvezda in the Europa League, while FC Copenhagen lost 1-2 at Parken to PAOK after being reduced to 10 men after 9 minutes, and Randers bounced back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw away at Jablonec in the Conference League. 

Pursuit team miss out on bronze after cull
The Danish 4,000-metre pursuit team, who have radically overhauled their line-up since winning silver at the Olympics, have missed out on a medal at the World Championships in France. The cyclists lost to France in the semis and then to Britain in the race for third. The average age of the team is now just under 20. Only Rasmus Lund Pedersen survived the cull and in the final race he was simply too quick for his team-mates to keep up with.

Swimmer apologises … again
Former swimmer Jeanette Ottesen has apologised for describing her former team-mate Lotte Riis as a classic victim of bullying in what was supposed to be an apology for being part of a group who somewhat tormented her. Ottesen, who is doing a bad job at publicising her new book, admitted via Instagram that she had “wronged Lotte again”. 

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