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DANISH PLAYERS ACCEPT TO PLAY

Wales will face Denmark’s strongest team in the Nations League after the Danish FA and their top players agreed to talks over a commercial rights dispute.

Ryan Giggs’ side had been facing the prospect of coming up against a team including futsal players.

Danish FA president Jesper Moller said: “We can play the important Nations League match with the right national team and again focus on the sport.”

Wales play Denmark in Aarhus on Sunday.

The Danish governing body and players association say neither party will make any more comment on the issue before the match.

Director Mads Oland added: “The agreement is a step in the right direction, and the national team players are happy that they can now focus on the match against Wales on Sunday.”

The dispute had meant the country’s top players – including Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel – were unavailable for the national side.

But they have agreed to play again while talks to resolve the issue continue.

On Wednesday Denmark fielded a student, a salesman and internet star in their line-up for a 3-0 friendly defeat by Slovakia.

A total of five players from the 24 called up were in Denmark’s national futsal squad for their last match against Greenland in May.

Denmark risked being barred by European governing body Uefa if they failed to fulfil fixtures.

The Denmark women’s team boycotted a World Cup qualifier against Sweden in October 2017 in a dispute over employment conditions.

Uefa ruled out ejecting the team from qualification, instead awarding Sweden a 3-0 win and fining the DBU £18,000.

But the DBU was warned that Denmark would be ruled out of any Uefa tournament if it cancelled another match in the next four years.

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