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Late goal denies Denmark spot in Under-19s Euros

The final round of international games were played on Tuesday

28 March 2018

There was disappointment for our young Danish duo yesterday as an 82nd minute goal ended their hopes of making this summer's Under-19 European Championships in Finland.

Mads Bech Sorensen again captained his nation as they took on Austria in Silkeborg with a spot in the finals in Finland up for grabs. Things looked to be going well for The Danes as goals from Jens Odgaard and Jonas Wind, either side of Anthony Schmid's strike for the visitors, had them ahead late on.

However, Kelvin Arase's 82nd minute strike, coupled with Turkey's 2-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, means that The Danes will be absent from the summer's tournament, despite finishing the Elite Qualifying Round unbeaten. Mads appearance yesterday was his 12th at Under-19 level while fellow Bee Lukas Talbro was an unused substitute for all three qualifying games. 

One Brentford B player who will be heading to Finland in the summer is Ellery Balcombe after reigning champions England secured their spot despite a 2-0 defeat to Macedonia. Ellery played the first two games, which the Young Lions won, but was replaced by Chelsea's Jamie Cumming for Tuesday's match in Skopje. 

Jani Atanasov opened the scoring after just three minutes and, with England chasing an equaliser, the hosts found a second goal through Dimitar Mitrovski in second-half stoppage time. Despite the defeat, Paul Simpson's side will head to Finland in July looking to retain the crown they won 12 months ago. 

At senior level, Henrik Dalsgaard was allowed to leave the Danish training camp over the weekend to return home to his new-born daughter. However, he left with another gift as Denmark Head Coach Åge Hareide revealed the 28-year-old that he would be part of his plans for this summer's World Cup in Russia. Danish coach Hareide telling sn.dk: "To me he is a sure man in the World Cup squad. There must be something special for him in Brentford, if he does not get into my squad." 

In Henrik's absence, Denmark drew 0-0 with Chile last night in the second of their two warm-up games this week. 

Henrik will be back at Griffin Park on Friday (kick-off 3pm). Watch our international Bees in action as we face Sheffield United this week. Tickets are available to previous purchasers so buy yours online here.


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