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World Cup Play-Off: Denmark Celebrate Seeing Off Ireland With Good Old Fashioned Beer Shower (Photos & Video)

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With the Republic of Ireland hosting Denmark, there's a fair chance the beer would've been flowing whoever came out on top in Tuesday night's World Cup play-off second leg in Dublin.

Alas, it was the Danes who ended the night triumphant and in some style too, snuffing out Irish hopes with a Christian Eriksen-inspired 5-1 thumping at the Aviva Stadium.

Where to find Ireland vs. Denmark 2nd Leg World Cup playoff on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Ireland vs. Denmark in the World Cup playoff second leg, you’ve come to the right place.

In the first leg, Denmark and Ireland battled to a nil-nil draw, so it’s all left to play for in the second leg. The winner will advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Where to find Ireland vs. Denmark 2nd Leg World Cup playoff on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Ireland vs. Denmark in the World Cup playoff second leg, you’ve come to the right place.

In the first leg, Denmark and Ireland battled to a nil-nil draw, so it’s all left to play for in the second leg. The winner will advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup Play-Off: Disciplined Irish Frustrate Denmark, Secure Precious Draw In Copenhagen (Video)

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The Republic of Ireland's hopes of making it to next summer's World Cup remain in tact after a hard-fought goalless draw in Copenhagen.

Prior to the game, the Irish fans were in typical good humour, amusing themselves outside a Victoria's Secret shop by cheering every customer who walked out the door.

World Cup Play-Off Draw: Republic Of Ireland To Face Off Against Denmark, Northern Ireland To Play Switzerland

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The draw for the 2018 World Cup play-offs has just been completed in Zurich, with Fernando Hierro doing the honours and granting the Republic of Ireland a two-legger against Denmark.

A single goal from James McClean saw Ireland narrowly pipped Wales in their final qualifier to pinch the play-off spot in Group D, ensuring their quest to make it to Russia will roll on, starting with a trip to Copenhagen in early November.

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Sublime Eriksen propels Denmark to World Cup

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Dublin (AFP) – Christian Eriksen’s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year’s World Cup.

Following Saturday’s stalemate in Copenhagen, Ireland got their home leg off to the perfect start when Shane Duffy headed them into the lead after only six minutes, but Denmark struck twice before the break and three more in the second half to seal their place in Russia.

Sublime Eriksen propels Denmark to World Cup

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Dublin (AFP) – Christian Eriksen’s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year’s World Cup.

Following Saturday’s stalemate in Copenhagen, Ireland got their home leg off to the perfect start when Shane Duffy headed them into the lead after only six minutes, but Denmark struck twice before the break and three more in the second half to seal their place in Russia.

Ireland hold Denmark to first-leg stalemate

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Copenhagen (AFP) – The Republic of Ireland and Denmark played out a drab 0-0 draw in the first leg of their World Cup play-off in Copenhagen on Saturday.

The closest either side came to a goal was when Pione Sisto fired wide in the first half for the hosts, while Yussuf Poulsen saw a 90th-minute header saved by Darren Randolph.

Ireland hold Denmark to first-leg stalemate

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Copenhagen (AFP) – The Republic of Ireland and Denmark played out a drab 0-0 draw in the first leg of their World Cup play-off in Copenhagen on Saturday.

The closest either side came to a goal was when Pione Sisto fired wide in the first half for the hosts, while Yussuf Poulsen saw a 90th-minute header saved by Darren Randolph.

Larsen returns injured from Denmark World Cup duty

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Milan (AFP) – Udinese’s Danish international defender Jens Stryger Larsen has returned injured from World Cup duty, the Serie A club said on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old limped off just before half-time with a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s shock 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat at home to Montenegro.

Larsen returns injured from Denmark World Cup duty

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Milan (AFP) – Udinese’s Danish international defender Jens Stryger Larsen has returned injured from World Cup duty, the Serie A club said on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old limped off just before half-time with a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s shock 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat at home to Montenegro.

Four-goal Dutch win women’s Euro for first time

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – A brace from Vivianne Miedema led hosts Netherlands to a 4-2 win over Denmark and their first women’s Euro title in Enschede on Sunday.

Miedema pulled the hosts level at 1-1 on ten minutes and added her second goal two minutes from the end to round off the scoring, with Lieke Martens and skipper Sherida Spitse also scoring for the champions.

Denmark plan ‘Rocky’ victory in women’s Euro final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – When Denmark take on hosts Netherlands in Sunday’s women’s Euro final, it will be like Rocky Balboa fighting Apollo Creed for the second time, said Danish coach Nils Nielsen.

Bracing for their first-ever Euro final in history, the two teams clashed in the group stage when the hosts won 1-0 owing to a 20th-minute spot kick by skipper Sherida Spitse.

Denmark plan ‘Rocky’ victory in women’s Euro final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – When Denmark take on hosts Netherlands in Sunday’s women’s Euro final, it will be like Rocky Balboa fighting Apollo Creed for the second time, said Danish coach Nils Nielsen.

Bracing for their first-ever Euro final in history, the two teams clashed in the group stage when the hosts won 1-0 owing to a 20th-minute spot kick by skipper Sherida Spitse.

Netherlands sink England, face Denmark in final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – Arsenal duo Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk and Millie Bright’s own goal handed hosts Netherlands a 3-0 win over England in the women’s Euro semi-final at Enschede on Thursday.

In Sunday’s final, the Netherlands will face Denmark, who beat Austria 3-0 on penalties after a goalless draw at Breda.

Netherlands sink England, face Denmark in final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – Arsenal duo Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk and Millie Bright’s own goal handed hosts Netherlands a 3-0 win over England in the women’s Euro semi-final at Enschede on Thursday.

In Sunday’s final, the Netherlands will face Denmark, who beat Austria 3-0 on penalties after a goalless draw at Breda.

Netherlands sink England, face Denmark in Euro football final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – Arsenal duo Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk and Millie Bright’s own goal handed hosts Netherlands a 3-0 win over England in the women’s Euro semi-final at Enschede on Thursday.

In Sunday’s final, the Netherlands will face Denmark, who beat Austria 3-0 on penalties after a goalless draw at Breda.

Dutch sink England, face Denmark in Euro final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – Arsenal duo Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk and Millie Bright’s own goal handed hosts Netherlands a 3-0 win over England in the women’s Euro semi-final at Enschede on Thursday.

In Sunday’s final, the Netherlands will face Denmark, who beat Austria 3-0 on penalties after a goalless draw at Breda.

Denmark captain wants more after Germany women’s Euro win

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Bavel (Netherlands) (AFP) – A day after a stunning win over eight-time champions Germany at the women’s Euro, Denmark skipper Pernille Harder said the scalp had left her team were hungry for more.

“It was such a nice win, but now we’re looking forward also,” the 24-year-old forward told AFP at Denmark’s training centre in Bavel.

Denmark captain wants more after Germany women’s Euro win

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Bavel (Netherlands) (AFP) – A day after a stunning win over eight-time champions Germany at the women’s Euro, Denmark skipper Pernille Harder said the scalp had left her team were hungry for more.

“It was such a nice win, but now we’re looking forward also,” the 24-year-old forward told AFP at Denmark’s training centre in Bavel.

Denmark stun Germany, England beat France for first time in 43 years in Euro

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany, England beat France for first time in 43 years in Euro

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany, France crash out of women’s Euro

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany to set-up Austria Euro semi-final clash

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany to set-up Austria Euro semi-final clash

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg.

Denmark stun Germany in women’s Euro quarters

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen stunned holders Germany who bow out of the women’s Euro after a 2-1 loss to Denmark in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Germany, who have won the Euro six times in a row and eight times overall, dominated the eventful game postponed from Saturday because of heavy rain, but Denmark’s counter-attacking was eventually too much for them.

Denmark stun Germany in women’s Euro quarters

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Tilburg (Netherlands) (AFP) – Second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen stunned holders Germany who bow out of the women’s Euro after a 2-1 loss to Denmark in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Germany, who have won the Euro six times in a row and eight times overall, dominated the eventful game postponed from Saturday because of heavy rain, but Denmark’s counter-attacking was eventually too much for them.

Denmark eye football fairytale against Germany

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Doetinchem (Netherlands) (AFP) – Denmark are hoping for a fairytale against holders Germany while hosts the Netherlands are bracing for a tough Swedish defence as the women’s Euro quarter-finals kick off on Saturday.

“Every Danish person knows Hans Christian Andersen, the great fairytale writer, and we want to write one tomorrow,” Denmark coach Nils Nielsen said on Friday ahead of the game in Rotterdam.

Netherlands, Denmark reach women’s Euro quarters

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Deventer (Netherlands) (AFP) – Hosts Netherlands beat neighbours Belgium 2-1 to advance to the women’s Euro quarter-finals alongside Denmark, who edged 2013 runners-up Norway 1-0 in Group A on Monday.

In Tilburg, Sherida Spitse converted a penalty - her second in two games - in the 27th minute to put the Netherlands ahead after Maud Coutereels had brought down Jackie Groenen in the box.

Afghan-born Dane Nadim says sport key to opening closed doors

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Heelsum (Netherlands) (AFP) – Having fled her native Afghanistan with her family as a child, Nadia Nadim has found a new home in Denmark, whose shirt she is wearing at the women’s Euro tournament in the Netherlands.

The 29-year-old striker with the Portland Thorns in the US National Women’s Soccer League left her home with her mother and four sisters in 2000, after her father had been murdered by the Taliban.

Kimmich bicycle kick earns equaliser for Germany ‘B’

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Brøndby (Denmark) (AFP) – Bayern Munich right-back Joshua Kimmich earned Germany a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Tuesday with an acrobatic bicycle kick in a warm-up for a World Cup qualifier and Confed Cup campaign.

Germany coach Joachim Loew opted to rest a clutch of stars including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boeteng in defence, Toni Kroos in midfield and Thomas Mueller in attack.

Kimmich bicycle kick earns equaliser for Germany ‘B’

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Brøndby (Denmark) (AFP) – Bayern Munich right-back Joshua Kimmich earned Germany a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Tuesday with an acrobatic bicycle kick in a warm-up for a World Cup qualifier and Confed Cup campaign.

Germany coach Joachim Loew opted to rest a clutch of stars including goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boeteng in defence, Toni Kroos in midfield and Thomas Mueller in attack.

International football

Jackpot: Former Bochum Striker Tommy Bechmann Wins Danish Lottery Eight Months After Retiring From Football

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Just months after retiring from professional football, former Bochum striker Tommy Bechmann has given his pension fund a boost by winning the Danish lottery.

The 35-year-old, who represented Bochum and Freiburg in the German top tiers, was on holiday in Spain with his family when he was informed he'd scooped the five million krone (around £585,000) grand jackpot.

Sami Khedira Bought 1,200 Tickets For Germany’s Qualifier Against Norway And Gave Them All To Disadvantaged Children

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Although a niggling knee injury restricted him to a 30-minute outing as a second-half substitute, Sami Khedira still emerged from Germany's 6-0 routing of Norway on Monday night as the undisputed man of the match.

This was because the Juventus midfielder went out of his way to ensure that over one thousand disadvantaged local children were able to attend the World Cup qualifier in his hometown of Stuttgart.

D.C. United

Bill Hamid signs with FC Midtjylland after nearly a decade with D.C. United

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United's all-time leader in saves and shutouts is headed to the Danish Superliga

As we mentioned Friday, Bill Hamid was traveling to Denmark to make his signing with FC Midtjylland (a development first reported by Steve Goff) official. That deal is done, per this Instagram post by Hamid's agent:

Estoy súper feliz para nuestro cliente Bill Hamid de la Selección Estados Unidos por firmar su nuevo contrato con #FCMidtjylland de #Dinamarca #USMNT #GK1 #USA #Vamosquevamos #WIM #EuropaLeague #Denmark #nextup

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Hamid will turn 27 next month and on the surface would appear to have a fight for minutes on his hands.

Bill Hamid is traveling to Denmark to sign his next contract

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The keeper is rumored to be signing with FC Midtjylland

Black and Red United has learned that Bill Hamid is headed to Denmark today, where he will sign a contract to play, after deciding not to return to D.C. United. The keeper, who has spent the entirety of his professional career with the Black-and-Red, announced to the Washington Post yesterday that he did not intend to return to United for a 10th professional season.

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Where to find Denmark vs. Ireland World Cup playoff 1st leg on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Denmark vs. Ireland in the World Cup playoff first leg, you’ve come to the right place.

Both the Danish and Irish fans must be dreaming about the possibility of playing in the World Cup next summer, but the two-leg playoff series is in front of them first.

Classic Football Adverts: Peter Schmeichel Sings For His Supper In Danepak Danish Bacon Commercial, 1998 (Video)

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The year was 1998 and Danepak had a line of classic dry cure bacon they needed to flog on UK television.

Obviously, the advert in question was for Danish produce and also involved singing so Peter Schmeichel, Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper and the son of a concert pianist, was the obvious choice.

Denmark 2017 EURO 92 25th Anniversary hummel Kit

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The Denmark men's senior national team donned a special edition kit celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their EURO 1992 title on Tuesday. Furnished by by currentDansk Boldspil-Union (DBU) technical partner and outfitter of the 1992 Danish Dynamite team hummel, the kit is a modern interpretation of the shirt worn by the likes ofBrian Laudrup and [.