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Henrik and Denmark draw in Kosovo

The latest international action for our players around Europe

22 March 2019

Henrik Dalsgaard notched up another cap for Denmark last night against Kosovo and, in the process, extended a remarkable run in the colours of his nation.

The right-back started in Pristina for Åge Hareide’s side to earn his 19th cap at senior level. The home side opening the scoring just before the break through Amir Rrahmani’s looping header. Henrik was then replaced at the break as Denmark found themselves level on the hour thanks to Christian Eriksen’s penalty.

A neat finish from Swansea City midfielder Bersant Celina looked to be handing the hosts victory until Pierre-Emile Højbjerg popped up to prod home in the first of five added minutes. The draw keeps both side’s superb recent runs going with Kosovo now unbeaten in 500 days while Henrik has only tasted defeat inside 90 minutes once during his international career.  

After last night’s friendly, Henrik and Denmark get down to the serious business of Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday with a trip to Basel to take on Switzerland, who currently sit eighth in the FIFA World Rankings.

Neither of our Young Lions saw action on Thursday as England faced Poland at two age groups. At Under-20 level, Ellery Balcombe stayed on the bench as Poland won 3-1 at St George’s Park while an age group up, Ezri Konsa was also an unused substitute as Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s strike earned England’s Under-21s a 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate.

The pair will hope to be involved on Tuesday as Paul Simpson’s Under-20s travel to Portugal while Germany and England’s Under-21s clash at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.


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