Danish amateurs

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Danish football has been thrown into turmoil over a dispute regarding players' commercial rights. So, the Danish FA has taken drastic action. As it currently stands, Denmark's professional players will take no part in the matches. Age Hareide, the Denmark manager, also won't be involved in the games and has been told to stay at home.

2018 Slovakia v Denmark football match

Why did amateurs play for the Denmark national football team? - BBC Sport

The Slovakia v Denmark football match was an international friendly association football match between the senior national teams of Slovakia and Denmark. Due to a dispute with the Danish players' union regarding commercial rights, the Danish Football Union replaced the regular national squad, which had not lost a match in nearly two years, with an entirely uncapped squad consisting of semi-professional and amateur players from the third, fourth and fifth tiers of the Danish football league system , as well as futsal players. The fixture was the first match for Denmark since the FIFA World Cup in Russia, where they were eliminated in the round of 16 by Croatia in a penalty shoot-out following a 1—1 draw after extra time. Following the World Cup, the national team agreement between the Danish players' union Spillerforeningen and the Danish Football Union DBU had expired on 31 July , and a new one was undergoing negotiations since the start of the year. The squad, which later had two more players added on 28 August, [11] largely featured regulars of the national team.

Denmark amateurs beaten 3-0 by Slovakia as country’s main stars remain in stand-off

Football journalist - Richiereds Denmark were forced to play Slovakia with a team made up of unknown lower-league and Futsal players. But how has it come to this? This all came about as a result of a dispute between the DBU and the players' union Spillerne meaning the majority of players are unavailable, including the entirety of the squad which reached the last 16 of the World Cup this summer.
Please refresh the page and retry. A team of Danish amateurs, futsal players and lower-league journeyman had the opportunity of a lifetime on Wednesday night when they lined up for their country against a full-strength Slovakia side. Unwilling to forfeit the international friendly fixture, the Danish FA installed former Arsenal midfielder John Jensen as temporary manager. He admitted that he had only met the players on the journey to Slovakia.