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FC Copenhagen clinch 11th Danish football title

FC Copenhagen wrapped up an 11th Danish league title on Monday with three matches still remaining, by beating Nordsjælland 2-0 in the capital.

FC Copenhagen clinch 11th Danish football title
FCK's Frederico Santander and Peter Ankersen celebrate Monday's win over Nordsjælland. Photo: Lars Møller/Scanpix
A brace for Paraguayan forward Federico Santander gave FC Copenhagen a fourth consecutive victory, and took them an unassailable ten points clear, meaning that they succeed last season's shock winners Midtjylland as champions.
 
It is a first Danish Superliga title for former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stale Solbakken since he took over as head coach in 2013, and it moves FC Copenhagen past rivals Brøndy's tally of league  championships.
 
The record for Superliga titles of 15 belongs to Copenhagen side KB which merged with another club from the capital B1903 in 1992 to form FC Copenhagen.

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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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