Denmark icon Preben Elkjaer: current side cannot compare

Preben Elkjaer laughs when reminded of his audacity. Not many footballers take on the royal family. Elkjaer, though, was as daring off the pitch as he was on it.

Preben Elkjaer laughs when reminded of his audacity. Not many footballers take on the royal family. Elkjaer, though, was as daring off the pitch as he was on it.If an Irish crowd inside Lansdowne Road could give him and his team-mates a standing ovation, he reasoned, why was there no recognition from the Queen of Denmark?It was November, 1985. A 4-1 victory had ensured Denmark’s place at their first World Cup in Mexico. They were group winners and eight-goal Elkjaer was top scorer in qualifyi...