Football World Cup: The Global Game

The World Cup Around the World
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"The way the Danish team played in the French capital, everybody can allow themselves to think that the Danish polka can match the Brazilian samba." "Politiken", Copenhagen newspaper, after Denmark's 4-1 second- round win over Nigeria.

"Not even the staunchest optimist had dreamed that the Danish team would have swept the field with Africa's hope and taken Denmark to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time ever. After three matches of more or less nightmare character, the Danish national team, written off and underestimated, made the impossible possible in the wonderful world of football, and made a dream come true." "Berlingske Tidende", Copenhagen.

"The match [against Nigeria] was perhaps the best ever in Danish football history. Here was a cornucopia of talent and so many smart details that one must see the match again on video to appreciate all the nuances." "EkstraBladet", Copenhagen.