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.