Denmark beat Malta 6-0 but fail to qualify for World Cup

Copenhagen, Oct 16 (IANS) Despite a 6-0 victory over Malta at the Parken stadium here, the Danish national football team failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014.

Danish striker Morten Rasmussen played as a substitute for Nicklas Bendtner, who was suspended from Tuesday's match after receiving a second yellow card in the match against Italy, reports Xinhua.

Rasmussen delivered a good performance, scoring twice for Denmark in the eighth and 74th minute.

Denmark's Daniel Agger scored from two penalty kicks while Andreas Bjelland and Nicki Bille Nielsen scored a goal each.

Denmark finished second in the group with a record of four wins, four draws and two losses.

But only the top eight of nine runner-ups are promoted to the playoff round. Denmark, with the worst runner-up record failed to qualify for World Cup Brazil 2014.

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