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Danish federation suspends player for betting

COPENHAGEN – The Danish football federation says a player with Danish top-division club Lyngby has been suspended for eight games after betting on his team to lose.

DBU said midfielder Kim Aalbech placed three bets totalling 1,500 kroner ($265) on Nov. 6 on his team to lose to Copenhagen in a Super League game.

The federation added Friday that Aalbech, who came on as a substitute in the 71st minute in the match against Copenhagen, knew it was illegal to bet on a game in which he was involved.

DBU said a player betting on a game in which he plays “casts doubt on the game’s premise,” adding that it was Lyngby’s lawyer who informed the federation.

Copenhagen tops the 12-club league with 39 points after 18 games while Lyngby is 11th with 12 points.

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