This shirt was issued for Christian Poulsen for the Fifa World Cup “South Africa 2010” qualifiers game between Denmark and Portugal which took place in Lisbon, “Estádio José de Alvalade”, on September 10th 2008. Denmark defeated 3-2 and at the end of the game Poulsen gave his shirt to a team mate of him at A.C.Milan. He has been a regular member of the Denmark national football team since his debut in 2001, and has played 92 matches, scoring six goals for his country. He represented Denmark at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2004 European Championship international tournaments. Poulsen was named 2001 Danish under-21 Player of the Year, and won the 2005 and 2006 Danish Player of the Year awards; the first to win two years in a row. In the group stage of the 2004 European Championship, following the 0–0 draw with Italy, Danish television showed Poulsen being spat on by Italian playmaker Francesco Totti. Totti received a three-match ban and gave a “full public apology”, after failing in his claim that he was provoked by Poulsen. Italy were subsequently eliminated from the tournament in the group stage. In the 89th minute of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier against Sweden, Sweden’s Markus Rosenberg struck Poulsen, who in turn punched Rosenberg. After conferring with his assistant referee, referee Fandel sent off Poulsen and awarded Sweden a penalty, which was never taken as a fan ran onto the pitch trying to punch the referee. The Danish player Michael Gravgaard grabbed a hold of the fan but the referee abandoned the game. In the aftermath of the game, an angry fan attempted to press charges against Poulsen for punching Rosenberg. A member of the Copenhagen metropolitan police called for a month-long jail sentence, and Danish Minister of Justice Lene Espersen called for Poulsen’s exclusion from the national team. The prosecution service rejected the case on 18 June, and national team coach Morten Olsen re-called Poulsen for the national team. See UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier fan attack for a list of other incidents in the controversial match between Sweden and Denmark.