Niels-Kristian Iversen exclusion helps hand Sweden Speedway World Cup final victory

Niels-Kristian Iversen. Picture: Ian Burt

Niels-Kristian Iversen. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn Stars' Niels-Kristian Iversen was unable to prevent Sweden from snatching the Speedway World Cup from hosts and holders Denmark.

With Australia and Poland out of contention, the Danes had a four-point lead going into the final two heats, but another Lynn rider, Kenneth Bjerre, suffered a retirement before Iversen was excluded, leaving Sweden to mop up for victory by a two-point margin.

Sweden finished on 34 points, Denmark on 32, Poland on 27 and Australia on 26. Great Britain missed out on a place in the final after failing to come through the race-off on Thursday.

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