Republic of Ireland v Bosnia – Monday 16th November Bosnia rescued a draw with a late equaliser on Friday night after Edin Dzeko cancelled out Robbie Brady’s 82 minute opener in thick fog. Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill suggested that they are not going to play for an edgy 0-0 to capitalise on the away goal. He said: “We have to try and win the game. If we set out with any other sort of mindset, we could be in trouble. The ultimate goal does not change and is […]
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Hardly anybody had expected that after the first match against Holland the Danes would have 3 points on their account. But they managed it! In duel with Oranje, the Olsen team’s defense played like during a concert; in consequence, they were rewarded by acquisition of complete set of points and their prospects to advance from their group are favorable. But can they really be sure of this? Let’s consider the next rival of Danish team, i.e. the squad of Portugal. They lost in turn their first match at Euro 2012 […]
In the first match in Ukraine, one of the favorites of the whole tournament will meet the strong Danish team. The Danish can seriously endanger the Oranje national team; they take the 9th position in FIFA ranking, have won their elimination group by outrivaling Portugal and at Euro, they will surely be in very good condition. Morten Olsen’s team wasn’t lucky at group draw and was placed in the group of death. The Dutch, however, will play at Euro for the highest stakes and their goal is at least advancement […]
Michael Laudrup, one of the best footballers in Danish history thinks that his national team has a good chance to make it out of the “Group of Death”, because it is regarded as the weakest team. “I believe in our dynamite during European championships”, he said. Rivals of Danes in Group B will be respectively: Dutch (June 9 in Kharkiv), Portuguese (June 13 in Lviv) and Germans (June 17 also in Lviv). “Our team plays traditionally the best when it is a priori regarded as a “loser” and in consequence […]
The Olsen Gang, as the representation of Denmark is nicknamed in football, will play the European Championship for the eighth time. Danes did not participate at the last event, at which they used to play continuously since 1984, even winning it in 1992 with a sensational defeat of the Germans. The Danes unexpectedly won in their elimination group, leaving the Portuguese and the Norwegians behind. In eight games they scored 19 points and were defeated only once. The star of the Morten Olsen’s team, who has been the coach of […]
Dick Avocaat, a Dutch selector of the team of Russia, believes that the 2:0 victory over Denmark on Wednesday in Copenhagen means that his team will be very “dangerous” for each participant in the European Championships. The Russian team will be group rivals for Polish football players. The victory over Denmark gives pleasure to everyone because it is a very strong team. Full control over the game for the first 20 minutes with a scored goal of Roman Szirokow already in the fourth minute may be too short, but all […]