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Denmark WAGs banned from travelling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup

Nasir Jabbar

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Denmark WAGs banned from travelling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup

Denmark players will travel to Qatar for the World Cup WITHOUT their wives and girlfriends.

Denmark's stars' wives and girlfriends have been banned from attending the tournament later this year by the country's FA.

Most nations normally allow players to bring their other halves to tournaments to provide moral and emotional support.

But the Danes will have to get through the World Cup without the support of their partners.

Denmark's football chiefs have decided to ban them from attending the Qatar showpiece across November and December because they don't want to enhance the country's economy.

A spokesman for Denmark's FA (DBU) told the Copenhagen Daily: "The DBU and the DBU's board of directors have decided to minimise travel to Qatar in connection with the World Cup.

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"We don't want to contribute to making a profit for Qatar. Therefore, we have slowed down our travel activities as much as possible.

"At previous tournaments the players' wives and girlfriends have travelled with the board.

"But we have cancelled those trips to this tournament."

Denmark's Premier League-based stars Christian Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg won't have their significant others by their side, as they face France, Australia and Tunisia in Group D.

It comes after Denmark's kit manufacturer Hummel released toned-down 'protests' kits for the World Cup.

Both the home and away strips have been amended so that the DBU crest is barely visible, as is the Hummel logo and its iconic white chevrons.

Hummel also released a black third-choice design which is described as the 'colour of mourning', to honour migrant workers who died while constructing stadiums for the tournament.

Qatar's World Cup organising committee issued a furious response to Denmark's stunt at the time, denying allegations made against the host country.

"We dispute Hummel's claim that this tournament has cost thousands of people their lives," the statement read. "Furthermore, we whole-heartedly reject the trivialising our genuine commitment to protect the health and safety of the 30,000 workers who built FIFA World Cup stadiums and other tournament projects."

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Topics: Football, FIFA Club World Cup, Denmark

Nasir Jabbar
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