Denmark FA reach agreement with its players after image rights dispute

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The XI that Denmark presented in the friendly match against Slovakia consisted of nine players from their third division, one from the fourth. and one of futsal player, Christopher Haagh, goalkeeper of Jaegersborg Futsal! Futsal is a five-a-side game usually played indoors on a hard court with a heavier ball.

Denmark's national team boycotting their game against Slovakia was a massive story but one of the team's players had no idea of what was going and went about business as usual. The Danes ultimately lost 3-0, thanks to two first half goals and a second half own goal courtesy of futsal player Adam Fogt.

Winger Pione Sisto, who plays for Celta Vigo, flew to Vienna airport the day before the game with Slovakia - the team's original plan was to fly there, stay the night and make their way to the stadium in Trnava, Slovakia.

Denmark players have agreed a temporary agreement with the Danish FA over image rights and look set to return for the Nations League game with Wales this weekend.

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Failure to resolve a contract dispute forced the Danish FA to select a highly inexperienced squad in order to avoid possible reprisals from UEFA.

Slovakia, whose team included the Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik and the former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, said beforehand that their squad had been harmed by the dispute and asked European football's governing body, Uefa, to deal with the case, and confer "adequate consequences".

After lengthy negotiations, both parties agreed a temporary resolution.

The Danish team had amateur players due to the showdown between the internationals and the Danish Federation (DBU).

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