FREDERIKSBERG, denmark (Ekstra Bladet): Some of the players regret themselves over to miss the Dubai sun, but Stale Solbakken is happy with the fact that his head must not be exposed to the ...
FC Copenhagen is preparing this year for the spring season in Portugal after otherwise three years in a row to have been at the training camp in Dubai.
- We feel that we have done the right thing. This was sufficiently important political issues to take into account. It is a quiet action, but the signal is clear, says Stale Solbakken.
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the FCK has previously received criticism for taking to the diktaturstaten The United Arab Emirates, which are not exactly known to be a mønsterland, when it comes to human rights.
even before last year's training camp and told the club out, that it would be the last in Dubai.
A place there is a limit. It can be difficult when it comes to sports and politics, but, as our destinations, gave, did, that we put the us more into it, says Stale Solbakken, who in Portugal are joined by Brøndby, which also chose to drop the trip to the Middle east.
- There is more focus on what the FCK and Brøndby are doing, than what others are doing. It is completely fair. We are role models, and there is a symbolism of our choice for more than ourselves, says Stale Solbakken to Ekstra Bladet.
Of the Danish clubs is the only unique in scandinavia because the førerhold FC Midtjylland, which this year once again choose to put their training camp in Dubai.
- There has been so much controversy around it, but it shows a little about the, that there is a difference between clubs, finds Stale Solbakken on guldkonkurrentens choice.
FC Copenhagen to the south of Portugal at the end of January. Along with Brøndby and AGF, they participate in the Atlantic Cup and have two matches against Astana and Norrköping.
in Addition, there is a placeringskamp, before heading back to Copenhagen.
FCK initiates 14. February the spring with a match against Esbjerg.
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