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Poulsen left out, Agger in Denmark squad

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP)

Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen has been left out of the Denmark squad for an upcoming European Championship qualifier against Norway because of a lack of playing time recently.

Norway coach Morten Olsen says Poulsen ''has a problem, he hasn't played football for quite some time.''

However, Liverpool teammate Daniel Agger will captain the team for the Sept. 6 game, which includes goalies Anders Lindegaard and Thomas Sorensen, newcomer Nicolai Boilesen, defender Simon Kjaer, midfielder William Kvist Jorgensen and forward Dennis Rommedahl.

Portugal leads Group H, followed by Denmark, Norway, Cyprus and Iceland.

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Squad:

Goalkeepers: Anders Lindegaard (Manchester United), Thomas Sorensen (Stoke), Stephan Andersen (Evian Thonon).

Defenders: Bo Svensson (Mainz), Daniel Agger (Liverpool), Lars Jacobsen (no club), Nicolai Boilesen (Ajax), Simon Kjaer (Wolfsburg).

Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Ajax), Jakob Poulsen (FC Midtjylland), Lasse Schone (NEC Nijmegen), Michael Silberbauer (Young Boys), Niki Zimling (NEC Nijmegen), William Kvist Jorgensen (Stuttgart)

Forwards: Dennis Rommedahl (Olympiakos), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Brondby), Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal), Nicklas Pedersen (FC Groningen).



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