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Brentford's Danish players to link up with international squad

Henrik, Mathias and Mads set for national team action next week

13 November 2020

Brentford pair Henrik Dalsgaard and Mathias Jensen will link up with the Danish international squad in the coming days for two upcoming UEFA Nations League matches. The pair were named in the squad earlier this month for the games as well as a friendly against Sweden, which took place on Wednesday. Denmark face Iceland on Sunday, 15 November, and then Belgium next Wednesday.

However, it was announced over the weekend that anyone arriving from Denmark in to the UK will have to quarantine and professional athletes were not excluded. The Denmark squad was updated for the match against Sweden, which Denmark won, and did not include Henrik and Mathias. Yesterday, Thursday 12 November, an exemption was granted for seven players, including the Brentford duo, to travel to Denmark and not have to quarantine on return as protocols will be in place. The same protocols will allow Iceland to play England at Wembley after travelling to Denmark.

Back-to-back wins over Iceland and England last month have catapulted The Danes into second in Nations League A2, just two points behind group leaders Belgium, who they face in Brussels, for what could be a winner-takes-all showdown on the final matchday. Before that, The Danes welcome bottom-of-the-table Iceland to Copenhagen on Sunday. England are level on points with Denmark so there is all to play for.

October's round of international games saw Henrik make his 26th outing for Denmark while Mathias enjoyed a successful bow at senior level. The 24-year-old earned his first cap during The Danes 4-0 win over Faroe Islands. He then came off the bench in the closing stages of their win at Wembley.

Mads Bech Sørensen is part of the Denmark Under-21 squad for their game next week. Denmark have already qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Championships with one game to play, against Romania on Tuesday, 17 November. Mads will fly straight to Romania for the game so will not be subject to any restrictions for entering Denmark.


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