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Danish football fan nails 100,000 kroner kick

Someone might want to sign Michael Hansen up for their roster, as the football fan’s got one heck of a left foot.

Danish football fan nails 100,000 kroner kick
Michael Hansen celebrates his winning shot. Screenshot: Vidme
Danish football fan Michael Hansen left Thursday’s game between Randers and Hobro 100,000 kroner ($15,000) richer than he came. 
 
Hansen was picked to take part in an on-field contest during a break in the action. He expertly kicked the ball through a small hole in the upper corner of the goal to win the prize money. 
 
See the 100,000 kroner kick here:

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FOOTBALL

‘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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