Giggs prepares Wales for game against ‘unknown’ Denmark side

Wales head coach Ryan Giggs is preparing his side to enter the unknown against a Denmark side that will consist of lower-league and futsal players this Sunday.

Denmark’s preparations for their UEFA Nations League opener against Wales in Aarhus on Sunday are in disarray following an argument between the Danish Football Association and their Players’ Association.

As a result of the ongoing dispute, the Danes are preparing to set out with an uncapped side containing players from the countries third-tier, and futsal players.

“What sort of team we’re going to face I don’t know,” Wales manager Giggs said.

“There’s a bit of me that thinks they’ll sort it out, but every day that looks more and more unlikely.

“But I’ve got a big game against Ireland first and all my concentration is on that.”

The Danes are ranked ninth in the world rankings, and reached the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia during the summer.

High-profile players such as Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel are preparing to sit the Wales game out, because of a row over the players’ commercial rights.

“It’s very unusual and it’s obviously not ideal,” Giggs mentioned.

“As a footballer you just want to play football but if you feel you’re not getting a good deal you want to get it. You think it would have been sorted by now, but it’s not.

“The problem the Danish Federation have got is that they’ve got to put out some sort of team because they could be banned for four years if they don’t.

“What do they do? The Super League teams aren’t releasing their players, so they’ve got a real dilemma. But whatever happens about Sunday, I’ll deal with that after the Ireland game.”

 

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