Knudsen back with Denmark squad after dispute while Walters’ Ireland are beaten by Wales

Jonas Knudsen has made 133 appearances for the Blues since joining in a �300k deal from hometown clu

Jonas Knudsen has made 133 appearances for the Blues since joining in a �300k deal from hometown club Esbjerg in 2015. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Jonas Knudsen will be with the Denmark side for this weekend’s clash with Wales after contractual dispute between the squad and the Danish FA (DBU) was resolved.

Republic of Ireland's Jon Walters during the World Cup Qualifying match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Republic of Ireland's Jon Walters during the World Cup Qualifying match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

A team of amateur players, including members of the Danish Futsal team, students and an internet freestyle footballer, lined up for their country in a 3-0 defeat by Slovakia on Wednesday due to a long-running dispute regarding a new commercial rights deal.

That meant all players based overseas and those playing in the top two divisions of Danish football were unavailable, but a temporary agreement has been reached which means the senior squad will be available for Sunday’s game with Wales.

Knudsen is involved and, if he plays, will win his fifth Danish cap.

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Jon Walters is currently with the Ireland squad and played the full 90 minutes as his side were beaten 4-1 by Wales in Cardiff, with former Ipswich loanee Tom Lawrence among the scorers.


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Ireland play Poland in Dublin on Tuesday.

Trevoh Chalobah was an unused substitute as England’s Under 20s beat Switzerland 2-0 at St George’s Park on Thursday, with the Young Lions in action against Holland on Monday.

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