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VIDEO: Bendtner’s acrobatic scissors kick

Many are saying that Nicklas Bendtner has lost his scoring touch, but this clip may make the detractors think again.

VIDEO: Bendtner's acrobatic scissors kick
Nicklas Bendtner (L) and Christian Eriksen preparing for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers later this week. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix 2014

Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner, 26, is seemingly getting his career back on track with German top-flight side VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, and on Tuesday he fired home a spectacular volley during training for Denmark's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers.

The clip is from the national team's training session in northern Zealand, where manager Morten Olsen's club is preparing for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against the surprise Albania in Tirana on Saturday, and then a visit from Portugal and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Copenhagen's Telia Parken on October 14th. 

Watch Bendtner's acrobatic scissors kick from debutante Uffe Bech's crisp delivery here: 

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‘I’m fine — under the circumstances’: Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital

Christian Eriksen, the Danish football player who collapsed on the pitch in his country's opening Euro 2020 game, said that he was doing "fine" in an Instagram post from hospital on Tuesday.

'I’m fine — under the circumstances': Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital
Danish striker Christian Eriksen tweeted a picture of himself in hospital. Photo: DBU

“I’m fine — under the circumstances, I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay,” he wrote in a post accompanying a photo of him smiling and giving a thumbs-up while lying in bed.

In a scene that shocked the sporting world and beyond, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Group B game on Saturday against Finland in Copenhagen.

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Medical personnel administered CPR as he lay motionless on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital. He was later confirmed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family,” he wrote in Tuesday’s post. “Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”

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