Football: Denmark favourites

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The Independent Online
OVER-CONFIDENCE is the main danger facing Denmark before their second Group C match against South Africa in Toulouse today.

South Africa were overcome by nerves during their 3-0 defeat by France and showed little to worry the more experienced Danes.

South Africa's coach, Philippe Troussier, has promised to send out a much tougher, more organised side, but the Danes, who have complained of tiredness, are not concerned. "We're facing a South Africa who have to go out and win, so the game will be played our way, on the counter- attack. I think we will get enough goals to win the game," the forward Brian Laudrup said.

South Africa's reserve goalkeeper, Paul Evans, has flown home after damaging knee ligaments in training and has been replaced by Simon Gopane of Bloemfontein Celtic.