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Former Danish international Morten Olsen is Denmark's new national coach. Olsen had been out of work since he was fired by Ajax in December, and succeeds the Swede Bo Johansson, who earlier this year expressed a desire to leave the job.

Police fired tear gas and beat Libyan fans with clubs yesterday after violence broke out when Libya were on the verge of losing to Iraq at the Arab Games in Amman, Jordan. With five minutes left and Iraq leading 3-1, the fans ripped out the plastic seats at the stadium and began hurling pieces on to the pitch. About 45 people including some policemen suffered minor injuries and were given first aid.

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