Denmark took on Slovakia in a friendly this evening with a motley crew of players, none of which had ever played for their country before. It was a situation that arose from a standoff between the Denmark players and the Danish FA over commercial rights, with the impasse leading to the Danish FA enlisting the help of footballers from the second and third division of Danish football and well as recruits from the Danish futsal team.
Many were predicting a pasting for the hastily assembled Danes this evening but it turned out not to be the case, with Slovakia only breaching their defence three times.
It took Slovakia all of ten minutes to break the deadlock in their friendly match, with Adam Nemec nodding home:
The Slovaks doubled their advantage on 36 minutes Albert Rusnak finishing in the box after a pull back:
The most embarrassing moment for the makeshift Denmark side would come in the 79th minute when Adam Fogt comically turned the ball into his own net:
But three nil is how the score would remain, a respectable outing for a group of lower league players who have never played together, but the real test will inevitably be Denmark's Nations League tie with Wales this coming Sunday in Aarhus.