Denmark-Sweden football clash sells out in minutes

football1Denmark and Sweden must face each other one more time to qualify for the 2010 World Cup football finals in South Africa. The all-Nordic match won’t be played until October, but when tickets went on sale last week, every seat in the stadium sold out in less than 45 minutes.

Undoubtedly, football fans are excited to see the return leg of the recent game that saw Denmark edge out Sweden 1-0 in a hard-fought battle. That essential match put Denmark at the top of their group in the World Cup qualifiers, and also saw Sweden’s chances of appearing in South Africa slipping away.

The return leg will take place on 10 October at the Parken Stadium in Denmark. Sweden has it all to do if they hope to secure a spot in the finals. The JP news agency reports that the demand for tickets was so great that Billetnet’s website, the online site to buy tickets, crashed for around 25 minutes during the initial period of sales.

“Of course we are sorry that many people were unsuccessful in getting tickets from Billetnet this morning, but we are otherwise very happy about the large interest in the national team and the exciting games in the qualification tournament,” said Erik Nielsen of the Danish Football Association (DBU).

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