Denmark include futsal players in squad to play Wales

Denmark include futsal players in squad to play Wales

Denmark include futsal players in squad to play Wales

Denmark have named a squad of amateur and semi-professional players, as well as some futsal players, for a friendly against Slovakia on Wednesday and their Uefa Nations League tie against Wales on Sunday.

The DBU is now set to name a second-string XI for the two games with futsal players potentially being drafted in as Denmark's top two domestic leagues did not make players available for selection.

The Danish Football Association rejected Sunday an offer by the players' union to play the two fixtures under the terms of their existing contracts to deal with the dispute after the games.

Slovakia will play against Denmark in a friendly soccer game on September 5.

"We have to solve this conflict now, not just digging the ditches deeper", he stressed in a statement on the official Danish Player Association website.

The vast majority of players are unavailable, including the entirety of the squad which reached the last-16 of the World Cup this summer. "So we're happy to extend our hand again... let's renew the old deal by one month".

"And then we have time after the two global matches to negotiate the entire agreement in place". Tarup Paarup, a team near Odense, advised players to accept the DBU offer, according to Ritzau.


"The agreement has been working for years and should only run one month longer". Then we have organised relationships right now and we are prepared to play the worldwide matches this week.

It's also expected that manager Age Hareide and assistant Jon Dahl Tomasson will not be taking charge for the upcoming games, with Euro 92 victor John Jensen filling in.

DBU chief executive Claus Bretton-Meyer said: "It is a deeply regrettable situation we are in both for the team, fans and for all in Danish football.

We are here because we love playing for Denmark, and we are proud of the many millions we earn for the youth and breadth of Danish football, including by taking part in the DBU's events and for their sponsors".

Last year, Denmark's women's team signed a four-year collective bargaining agreement with the federation, ending a dispute that saw the cancellation of a World Cup qualifier.

DBU elite manager Kim Hallberg said: "We must field teams in the two global matches to avoid millions in fines and possible exclusion of the national team for several years".

"We feel a lot of support", Eriksen said in comments published by the players' union.

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