Ballers Bustin’ Up In Denmark

As Hillary said in this week’s debate, “I love Denmark.” (Me, too.) Latest proof: the movie ‘Sommeren ‘92,’ dramatizing the surprise Danish victory at the 1992 European soccer championships, is burning up the box office in Copenhagen. It has enjoyed more than double the amount of admissions as Hollywood fare such as ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.’ The Danish soccer victory of 1992 is seen as one of the greatest sporting upsets in the modern game. The national team – managed by Richard Nielsen – had initially been knocked out in the tournament’s qualifying playoffs, only to find themselves given a last-minute ticket to the competition in Sweden when the civil war in Yugoslavia saw the country forced to withdraw. Made up of relatively unknown players, Denmark went on to beat a newly reunified Germany 2-0 in the final.

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