Malta outclassed in Copenhagen

Denmark beat Malta 6-0 in Copenhagen tonight but still did not make it to the play-offs for next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

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The Danes were already 2-0 up inside the first 10 minutes against a below-par Maltese side through goals by Rasmussen and an Agger penalty; and added two more before the break by Bjelland and another Agger penalty.

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The other two goals came in the final 16 minutes: Rasmussen made it a personal double and substitute Nielsen got the sixth.

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National team coach Pietro Ghedin said Denmark were just too strong for Malta on the day; but he would not put down his players, saying all eleven played well.

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Denmark’s victory coupled with Bulgaria’s home defeat to the Czech Republic means the Danes finish second in Group B  but they will not be going to Brazil as they finished the worst out of the nine group runners-up in the European qualifying zone.

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Peter Cossai
Kap ta' TVM Sport. Isegwi l-Isport lokali u internazzjonali. Isegwi u jirraporta l-football lokali u internazzjonali. Jippreżenta l-programm 90 Minuta.