It was business as usual for Romania as they were forced to a goalless draw at home by Denmark.
The result from the World Cup Group E qualifier leaves the hosts in fourth place after five games. Romania have now failed to get any goal in four straight matches for the first time since the 1930s.
Montenegro and Denmark have garnered seven points, a point ahead of Romania. Poland top the group with six points above the nearest competitor; their 2-1 away victory over Montenegro helped.
The result against Denmark means Romania are yet to get their first home victory in the qualifying series. German tactician ChristohpDaum has supervised an unimpressive run that is threatening to end his role in the Romanian senior team. (more…)
Denmark will trade tackles with host of the Olympic Games in Rio this summer, Brazil, South Africa and Asian squad, Iraq, in Group A of the tournament poised to begin in over 100 days. Niels Frederiksen, the head coach of the under-21 side for Denmark was quite elated with the draw.
“We could‘t have hoped for a better draw,” the coach began after the draws were concluded.”
“Even though it certainly won’t be easy, we see good possibilities against South Africa and Iraq
, and it’s in these games we must get results,” the coach added.
“We’ll meet the toughest team in Brazil in the final game, which is good for us as we will have hopefully acclimatized by then. Our ambition is to reach the quarter finals,” the coach said on an endnote.
The Danes will play its first two games in the capital Brasilia before taking on the hosts in Salvador. The DBU is making plans to ensure the Danish squad meet in June and partake in some pre-tournament games. (more…)
Denmark coach Morten Olsen has expressed his displeasure at the way his star midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has been treated by Tottenham Hotspur since the season came to a close.
Eriksen is undoubtedly one of the best players in the Denmark national team, but also feels that he has been looking extremely tired in recent games and during the training sessions. This is largely because Tottenham have been involved in an end of season tour. The tour of Australia and Malaysia has seen Spurs play a number of friendly matches with Eriksen being involved in most of them.
The 23-year-old is one of the most heavily used players by manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League campaign. He featured in all 38 games with only one of them not from the start. He was also a regular in almost every competition. This saw him rack up 42 appearances in all competitions.Eriksen was clearly one of the top players in the team after he returned an impressive 13 goals from this matches. His goal tally is especially great considering that he is a playmaker who comes forward to support the strikers. The concerns from Olsen were ahead of the crucial Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Serbia. Denmark are second in the group behind Portugal. (more…)
Earlier in February, Sky and BT Sport agreed on making a deal involving the broadcasting TV rights of the Premier League which was reported to be worth £5.14. This cash injection has allowed all the clubs in the top tier English League on entering the top 30 richest clubs in the world thanks to their revenue and this can also help out the clubs on signing foreign talent with this extra cash.
This astronomically high cash deal that was done brings a number of positive effects but at the same time it delivers numerous consequences which are harmful to the English national football team as the former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar said that this deal is doing more damage than good.
Lord Sugar confirmed that £340m of the recent deal will be spent on the development of youth centers which is good news the teams in the Premier League but a big portion of the remaining money is not going to be spent in the way that it should in order to help the national team as more and more cash will be used to sign players from abroad and not allow the improvement of England’s football squad. (more…)