Denmark upset Pakistan to make world Top 16!

Outsiders Denmark pulled off the biggest upset in the Men’s World Team Squash Championship by beating Pakistan in today’s final qualifying round in German – a result which pushes one of the world’s most successful squash nations out of the world’s top 16 for the 1st time in their history. 2nd string Yasir Butt put 12th seeds Pakistan ahead at the Ahorn-Sportpark after surviving a 5-game battle with Rasmus Nielsen, beating the higher-ranked Dane 2-11, 11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 in 53 minutes. But late call-up Morten Sorenson, a 32-year-old former pro from Copenhagen who last played for his country in the 1999 championship, played the game of his life to fight back from 0/2 down to beat 19-year-old full-timer Waqar Mehboob 3-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-8. In a tense decider, Kristian Frost Olesen sealed the sensational upset by overcoming Aamir Atlas Khan, the world No23 ranked 42 places higher, 11-2, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9. Last sixteen round: [1] ENGLAND v [17/24] HONG KONG; [9] ITALY v [10] MEXICO; [4] AUSTRALIA v [14] NETHERLANDS; [6] INDIA v [17/24] DENMARK; [5] MALAYSIA v [11] SOUTH AFRICA; [3] FRANCE v [13] FINLAND; [7] CANADA v [8] USA; [2] EGYPT v [16] GERMANY.