Slovakia win 3-0 over makeshift Danish side
Slovakia's Juraj Kucka (R) and Rasmus Johansson of Denmark vie for the ball during a friendly match on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Trnava, Slovakia. EFE-EPA/TIBOR SOMOGYI
Denmark goalkeeper Christoffer Haagh (R) moves to protect the ball from Slovakia's Vladimir Weiss during a friendly match on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Trnava, Slovakia. EFE-EPA/TIBOR SOMOGYI
Denmark's Christian Bannis goes up for a ball during a friendly match against Slovakia on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Trnava, Slovakia. EFE-EPA/TIBOR SOMOGYI
Trnava, Slovakia, Sep 5 (efe-epa).- Slovakia were 3-0 victors here Wednesday in a friendly match against a Denmark squad comprised of lower-division professionals, futsal players and even a few amateurs.
The visiting side were cobbled together by the Danish soccer federation (DBU) amid a dispute with the country's top players, including Christian Eriksen, Andreas Christensen and Kasper Schmeichel, over commercial image rights.
Rejecting an offer from the players union to extend the current contract for the two friendlies scheduled in the current international break, the DBU sent the stop-gap team to Trnava under the direction of John Jensen in lieu of head coach Age Hareide.
Adam Nemec put the hosts up 1-0 in the 11th minute and Albert Rusnak made it 2-0 in the 37th. Juraj Kucka assisted on both goals.
An own goal by Denmark's Adam Fogt in the 79th minute completed the scoring.