Soccer: Denmark to Play Singapore

In a rare visit to Southeast Asia, the national Danish soccer team has accepted an invitation to play an official friendly match against Singapore in connection with the Danish team’s trip to Hong Kong in January, where the team will play in a tournament also including Croatia, South Korea, and a specially selected team from Hong Kong.

The Danish Football Association (DBU) had originally tried to arrange a friendly against Thailand in Bangkok, since the team will be passing through the Thai capitol city anyway, but instead DBU has chosen to accept the offer from Singapore. The Danish team (ligalandsholdet) is a specially selected team, consisting only of Danish players from the domestic league (SAS Ligaen), thus giving the national head coach, Morten Olsen, a chance to evaluate the potential of some of the upcoming stars in Danish soccer.

The team will leave Copenhagen on January 22 and play Singapore on Thursday January 26. The Carlsberg Cup in Hong Kong takes place from January 29 to February 1, after which the team returns to Denmark.

If you are thinking about catching one or more of these games, here are the players you will have a chance to see in action (the official squad selection):

Casper Ankergren (Brøndby), Jesper Christiansen (FCK), Michael Gravgaard (FCK), Lars Jacobsen (FCK), Allan K. Jepsen (AaB), Per Nielsen (Brøndby), Bo Svensson (FCK), Chris Sørensen (OB), Ulrich Vinzents (OB), Thomas Augustinussen (AaB), Martin Borre (OB), Anders Due (FC Nordsjælland), Jan Kristiansen (Esbjerg), Jerry Lucena (Esbjerg), Thomas Rasmussen (Brøndby), Martin Retov (Brøndby), Michael Silberbauer (FCK), Søren Berg (OB), Mads Junker (FC Nordsjælland), Morten Skoubo (Brøndby).

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