Egypt Independent

Egypt cancels Danish camp amid security fears



Copenhagen–Denmark's football association says Egypt has withdrawn an invitation to the Danish Under-21 team to train in Cairo, citing security concerns.

Danish association spokesman Lars Behrendt says the Egyptian federation "could not guarantee" the Danes' security in the midst of persistent anger among some Muslim groups over Danish newspapers' publication of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohamed.

Behrendt said Friday there were "absolutely no concrete threat" against Denmark's under-21 team.

The Danes will travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates instead. The 15-24 Jan. camp includes games against China and Qatar.

Denmark will host the under-21 European Championships in June.