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UEFA have relaxed the punishment meted out to Denmark following the abandoned Euro 2008 qualifier against Sweden.

The game was called off with the score at 3-3 in Copenhagen on June 2 when a fan ran on the pitch and tried to attack referee Herbert Fandel, leading European football´s governing body to award the tie 3-0 to Sweden, and say Denmark must play their next four home games at least 155 miles away from Copenhagen.

But UEFA have now said they will consider suitable grounds nearer the capital after the Danish Football Association (DBU), who were also fined £40,000, argued on appeal that there are no stadiums appropriate for international matches which met the distance required.

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