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UEFA hit Denmark's Bendtner with hefty fine

Denmark and Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been banned for one competitive fixture and fined just over £80,000 by UEFA after he lowered his shorts after scoring in the Euro 2012 clash with Portugal. Bendtner was found guilty of improper conduct by European football's governing body after he revealed the logo of a betting company on his underpants in the match on June 13.

When questioned afterwards about the incident, Bendtner claimed they were his lucky boxing shorts and did not realise he was breaking any official rules.

The 24 year old is now set to miss Denmark's opening game in World Cup 2014 qualifying.

The player has three days to lodge an appeal.

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