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Nicklas Bendtner drink driving incident: Striker booked by police after being on "wrong side of the road"

Bendtner in trouble after 'drunken driving on wrong side of the road'

By
John Drayton

PUBLISHED:

14:09 GMT, 3 March 2013

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UPDATED:

14:12 GMT, 3 March 2013

Nicklas Bendtner has been booked by police for what he described as 'a mild case of drink driving'.

The Arsenal striker, currently on loan at Juventus, was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road in Copenhagen.

He apologised for his actions on his Twitter account, saying: 'Dear friends, I was booked for a mild case of drink driving last night.

Whoops: Nicklas Bendtner apologised on Twitter for drink-driving

Whoops: Nicklas Bendtner apologised on Twitter for drink-driving

'It was a quiet night but I am very very sorry to all my friends and fans.

'It is not OK to drink and drive. I take full responsibility.'

Bendtner, 25, who has not scored for the Italian side in nine appearances is set to return to the Emirates at the end of the season.

Nicklas Bendtner Arsenal and Juventus striker undergoes successful surgery on thigh injury

On the comeback trail: Bendtner undergoes successful surgery on thigh injury but still out for two months

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UPDATED:

12:28 GMT, 18 December 2012

Bendtner leaving hospital after the surgery

Bendtner leaving hospital after the surgery

Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner has undergone successful surgery on a thigh injury, the Serie A club have confirmed.

The on-loan Arsenal forward was treated in London by Arsenal consultant Ernest Schilders after suffering the injury in last week’s Coppa Italia meeting with Cagliari.

A statement on Juve’s official website confirmed that the 24-year-old has had the adductor longus tendon in his left thigh reinserted, with his prognosis and rehabilitation schedule to be verified with English doctors over the next few days.

Bendtner, who is likely to miss at least two months, has been a peripheral figure since joining the Italian champions on a season-long loan this summer.

Bendtner underwent successful surgery in London

Bendtner underwent successful surgery in London

Nicklas Bendtner has dig at Arsenal training

Arsenal training is nothing compared to Juventus! Bendtner takes dig at Gunners

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UPDATED:

09:57 GMT, 15 October 2012

Nicklas Bendtner has taken a swipe at Arsenal by claiming the training programme at Juventus is the best he has been involved in.

Bendtner joined the Italians on loan for the season just before the summer transfer window closed.

The Denmark striker had arrived at Arsenal in 2004 but failed to establish himself in the team and had loan spells at Birmingham and Sunderland before moving to Serie A.

Fighting fit: Nicklas Bendtner (No 11) is loving life at Juventus

Fighting fit: Nicklas Bendtner (No 11) is loving life at Juventus

'At Juventus, the training has been
different to – and much harder than – anything I've done before,' he
said in Ekstra Bladet. 'Because of that, my form is at a peak. I'm
much sharper.

'Without playing, I'm down to fighting weight and that's never happened before.'

Bendtner, 24, has made just one league appearance for Juve but added: 'I think Juventus are aware of what I can do.

'When you come to a new club, you have to learn about things. In seven games, they have won six and drawn one, so it's fine.'

After scoring for his country in a
draw against Bulgaria on Friday, Bendtner is set to meet a few familiar
faces when the Danes face Italy on Tuesday night.

He said: 'Of course, it will be
enjoyable to play against Italy, who have eight Juventus players in
their squad. They know me and I know them, so I don't know if anyone
has an advantage.

'For me, it's a battle that Denmark
must win rather than a battle that Nicklas must win. I think we need to
win as a team – it's not something I have to win as an individual.'

Nicklas Bendtner set for Juventus medical

Bendtner on brink of Juventus move as Arsenal striker arrives in Italy for medical

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UPDATED:

09:39 GMT, 31 August 2012

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Nicklas Bendtner is having a medical at Juventus ahead of his move from Arsenal.

Bendtner, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, has slipped further down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium since the arrival of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.

Juve turned their attention to Bendtner after missing out on Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov.

Italian job: Nicklas Bendtner is set to leave Arsenal for Juventus

Italian job: Nicklas Bendtner is set to leave Arsenal for Juventus

Sporting director, Beppe Marotta told Sky Sport Italia: 'Bendtner is already in Italy and will undergo a medical.

'Until the final paperwork is concluded, I will not say that the player is ours.

'He has talent and ability. Potentially a great player, one that has almost never been able to prove it.'

The 24-year-old joined Arsenal in 2005 and will be offloaded for around 5million.

Arsenal reject Nicklas Bendtner wanted at Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo enter race to sign 7.5m Arsenal reject Bendtner

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UPDATED:

22:37 GMT, 25 July 2012

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Celta Vigo are the latest team to show interest in Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 24.

Bendtner's career at Arsenal looks set to end this week as AC Milan and Galatasaray eye the 7.5m-rated Denmark international.

Bendtner has fallen out of favour with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and was shipped out to Sunderland on loan last term, but now a permanent exit is expected.

Big audition: Nicklas Bendtner impressed for Denmark at Euro 2012

Big audition: Nicklas Bendtner impressed for Denmark at Euro 2012

The Dane impressed at the European Championships, scoring two goals in the clash against Ukraine and now looks set to end his seven-year spell at the Emirates.

His departure would free-up money for manager Wenger to add to his squad with Robin van Persie's exit looking set to rumble on in the coming weeks.

Nicklas Bendtner wanted by Galatasaray and Malaga

Malaga and Galatasaray in race to sign Arsenal striker Bendtner

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21:31 GMT, 3 July 2012

Malaga want Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner as the Denmark international closes in on a move away from the Emirates Stadium.

Bendtner's agent Jesper Lynghus told Denmark newspaper bold.dk last month: 'The interest is overwhelming, just as it should be after the way Nicklas performed at Euro 2012.'

Galatasaray fancy the 24-year-old too and are also keen on Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov, 31.

Wanted: Bendtner spent last season on loan at Sunderland

Wanted: Bendtner spent last season on loan at Sunderland

Euro 2012: Fernando Torres wins golden boot

Torres pips Balotelli to Golden Boot after Spanish super sub strikes late in final

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UPDATED:

20:52 GMT, 1 July 2012

Fernando Torres has won the Euro 2012 Golden Boot award after scoring his third goal against Italy in the final.

Spain, who ran out 4-0 winners, chose to start without a striker in the showpiece event in Kiev, with Cesc Fabregas playing in the 'false nine' position.

But Torres scored the champion's third goal to win the award despite finishing level with a host of players, courtesy of having one assist to his name.

Main man: Fernando Torres has won the Golden Boot at Euro 2012

Main man: Fernando Torres has won the Golden Boot at Euro 2012

EURO 2012 TOP SCORERS

THREE

Fernando Torres (Spain)
Mario Gomez (Germany)
Alan Dzagoyev (Russia)
Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
Mario Balotelli (Italy)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

TWO

Petr Jiracek (Czech Republic)
Vaclav Pilar (Czech Republic)
Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark)
Michael Krohn-Dehli (Denmark)
Dimitris Salpingidis (Greece)
Xabi Alonso (Spain)
Cesc Fabregas (Spain)
David Silva (Spain)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine)

Euro 2012: Germany fined 20k for fan behaviour

Germany docked 20k after bad behaviour by fans including alleged neo-Nazi banner display

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UPDATED:

17:35 GMT, 25 June 2012

Germany have been fined 25,000 euros (20,000) by UEFA because of the behaviour of supporters during their Euro 2012 Group B win over Denmark on June 17.

The German Football Association (DFB) were punished because of the 'improper conduct' of fans in the crowd, which allegedly included the displaying of a neo-Nazi banner.

It is the second time they have been fined during the tournament – their supporters hurled paper balls onto the pitch against Portugal in their first game, which saw them docked 8,000.

Trouble: Germany were fined

Trouble: Germany were fined

Euro 2012

UEFA have issued a multitude of fines to various sides, mostly for the misbehaviour of fans.

Portugal were fined in the same game because they delayed the second half, while Russia were hit with a 96,000 fine after their fans attacked stewards during their opening game against Poland.

They were also made to pay 24,000 for displaying illicit banners, while Croatia were forced to pay 20,000 for 'spectator incidents'.

Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner was bizarrely fined an astonishing 80,000 after displaying sponsored underwear and England had to pay 4,000 for 'inappropriate conduct' by fans.

Euro 2012: FA fined after attempted pitch invasion in England"s win over Sweden

FA slapped with 4k fine after attempted pitch invasion in England's win over Sweden

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UPDATED:

17:41 GMT, 20 June 2012

The Football Association have been fined 5,000 euros (4,035) by UEFA for the 'inappropriate conduct' of England's fans during their win over Sweden in Kiev last Friday.

The fine was for the attempted pitch invasion by England supporters during the Group D match, European football's governing body confirmed in a statement.

The FA have decided not to contest the fine believing the relative small amount reflects UEFA's belief the incident was not serious.

On target: England were 3-2 winners over Sweden on Friday night

On target: England were 3-2 winners over Sweden on Friday night

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'The FA accepts UEFA's sanction in
relation to the incident versus Sweden and we consider the matter
closed,' said an FA statement.

The FA presented video evidence and
strong mitigating circumstances in their defence at a UEFA hearing,
including that the potential 'invasion' during the 3-2 win was nothing
more than exuberance rather than a deliberate plan by some supporters to
get onto the pitch.

After England's second and third
goals by Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck between 20 and 30 fans surged
forward towards the barriers but no one got further than the outside of
the Olympic Stadium's running track.

The incident was so minor the UEFA match delegate is not thought to have even mentioned it in his report of the game.

After so many years when the
behaviour of their supporters has been called into question, the FA have
been able to confirm there has not been a single arrest in either
Poland or Ukraine.

UEFA have been criticised for their
system of fining countries at Euro 2012. The Croatian FA were fined
65,000 after their fans were found guilty of racially abusing Italy
striker Mario Balotelli, but Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner was hit by an
80,000 penalty for revealing underwear sponsored by a bookmaker.

Euro 2012: Nicklas Bendtner"s 80k fine "is just pants" – Charles Sale

Bendtner's 80k fine 'is just pants'

By
Charles Sale

PUBLISHED:

22:00 GMT, 18 June 2012

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UPDATED:

22:00 GMT, 18 June 2012


Fined: Bendtner's 'lucky' boxer shorts

Fined: Bendtner's 'lucky' boxer shorts

England players were sent the same branded boxer shorts which cost Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner an 80,000 fine after he revealed them following his goal against Portugal, it is claimed.

Publicity ravenous bookmakers Paddy Power say they posted the ‘lucky’ underpants to team hotels around Poland and Ukraine — including the one England used in Krakow — targeting likely goalscorers.

This suggests the England quartet of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Jermain Defoe and Andy Carroll were intended recipients.

The way England’s team kit, including underwear, is laid out in the dressing room before matches would make it difficult for any unofficial clothing to be worn unless a player really wanted to do so.

Paddy Power insist they gave Arsenal striker Bendtner, who was also banned for one game, no financial incentive for promoting them.

Their PR spokesman said: ‘There are plenty of our pants out there, so who knows when they will next be seen It’s a bit of harmless fun and the UEFA reaction is completely over the top.’

A Paddy Power statement added: ‘This is a hysterical and deeply cynical move by UEFA dictated by pure commercialism and is a far greater penalty than recent UEFA fines for far more serious incidents.’

Ukraine still off limits

The Foreign Office ban on Government ministers travelling to Euro 2012 in protest at Ukraine’s human rights record is expected to extend to the quarter-final stage.

England’s last-eight match will be in Ukraine if they qualify tonight. But Leigh Turner, British ambassador to Ukraine, still attended the Sweden game in Kiev.

Barking

Roy Keane’s bizarre punditry during Euro 2012, including the opinion that England’s best player Wayne Rooney should be left on the bench against Ukraine tonight, has coincided with the publication of Triggs: The autobiography of Roy Keane’s dog, which has received good reviews.

Paul Howard’s book charts the life story of Keano through his faithful Labrador retriever. On current evidence, the dog talked more sense.

Top dog: Roy Keane's former pooch, Triggs, is the subject of a new book

Top dog: Roy Keane's former pooch, Triggs, is the subject of a new book

Olympic ticket concerns

Prestige ticketing, official corporate hospitality sponsors of London 2012 who had their three-tier Olympic Park pavilion opened by Lord Coe yesterday, were one company who voiced concerns at Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans becoming the authorised ticket reseller for Greece, Malta and Ireland.

The IOC’s ethics committee are investigating allegations of black market Olympic ticket sales, with Greece and Malta two of the countries reportedly involved.

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The FA will claim a number of mitigating circumstances when they contest the charge of inappropriate conduct by England supporters during the so-called pitch invasion during the Sweden match.

These include fans who bought tickets from UEFA.com being in the vetted England fan area, inexperienced stewarding and no obvious seating strategy. Between 20 and 30 fans celebrating Theo Walcott’s equaliser on the perimeter wall when the crowd surge were sent tumbling on to the running track.

One supporter dressed as St George broke his arm. There are also claims Russian fans wearing West Ham shirts were in the England section. UEFA will hold a disciplinary hearing tomorrow.

Food for thought

The preparation of food at England’s Donetsk hotel before the France game was enough of a concern for team chef Tim De’Ath to go straight there after the Sweden game in Kiev last Friday to give him extra time to prepare for the players’ return.

However, enforcing kitchen standards is not as taxing for De’Ath as it was for the England Under 21 chef, who discovered the pre-match chicken being washed in the hotel swimming pool during a trip to Egypt.

Bye bye Holland

It is rare for England to enjoy airport bragging rights during a major championship. However, Roy Hodgson’s team found themselves taking off from Krakow to Donetsk yesterday at the same time as pre-tournament fancies Holland were heading back to Amsterdam.