Why Denmark could be forced to name a weakened team to face Wales in UEFA Nations League

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Why Denmark could be forced to name a weakened team to face Wales in UEFA Nations League

Wales could face a severely weakened Denmark side missing the likes of Christian Eriksen and Kasper Schmeichel in the UEFA Nations League next Sunday.

An ongoing dispute over commercial rights between senior national team players and the Danish Football Association (DBU) could lead to bosses being forced to pick players solely based in Denmark, which could include them picking players from the country's second tier.

The squad have until the evening of this Sunday to sign the deal on offer ahead of a friendly against Slovakia on September 5 and the Wales game in Aarhus on September 9 , or they face being excluded from the team.

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Denmark have to send out a team to fulfil the fixture, or they could risk being barred by UEFA.

In October last year, the Denmark women's team boycotted a World Cup qualifier against Sweden in a dispute over their employment conditions.

UEFA didn't ban the Danes for that move, instead awarding the match to Sweden 3-0 and fining Denmark £18,000.

Tottenham star Eriksen - the spokesman for the Danish Football Players' Union - said in a statement that he hopes a compromise can be reached.

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"It is crucial, among other things, to control the agreements on the use of national team players for marketing," he said.

"Just that point has given us players a lot of problems in the last eight months, so we should like it solved.

"From the players' side, we are fairly well aware of what it takes to solve all the conflicts and move on.

"Our negotiation team is ready to talk to the DBU at any time, so we can reach a goal before the friendly match against Slovakia."

Source: Google News Denmark | Netizen 24 Denmark

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