By Steve Dellar  |  06-21-2018   World Cup
Photo credit: Denmark National Soccer Association

Denmark, the tiny Scandinavian nation of only 6 million people, regularly makes it to the World Cup. The team lacks any real star power but is a coherent group that gets along well together.

The players once again showed their kindness for each other this week when all 23 players chipped in to pay for a private jet so defender Jonas Knudsen, who plays professionally for Ipswich town, could fly home and see his new-born daughter just after the World Cup win over Peru.

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25-year-old Mr. Knudsen's wife Trine gave birth to a girl almost a month earlier than expected, just after had arrived in Russia for the tournament.

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Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who plays for the Premier League team Leicester City, explained: "We wanted to look at the human side. There are lots of fathers in the squad. You have to remember we are human beings as well as footballers."

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"As a father myself, I cannot imagine how hard it was for Jonas getting that message and not being there. We wanted to do anything for him to see his daughter."

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Denmark, who luckily enough beat the technically better team of Peru 1-0 in Group C on Saturday, have to go up against Australia’s Socceroos today in Samara, Russia. The Australians will be out if they lose. They had lost their opening game on Saturday 2-1 against France.

Source:

http://www.europe1.fr/coupe-du-monde/coupe-du-monde-le-cadeau-des-joueurs-danois-a-jonas-knudsen-3688457

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