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Denmark - World Cup Preview




History in the World Cup


Denmark will be making their 5th appearance in the World Cup. They qualified for the first time in 1986. Out of their 4 previous appearances, they have a pretty impressive record of failing to make it out of the groups just once, in South Africa '10. Their best finish was in France '98 when they made the quarter finals.


Current Form


Denmark had their best ever qualifying, breaking their record for goals scored and equaling their record of most wins. It's not really what to expect from Denmark, they have a great crop of adaptable players and can choose to play in many different systems. They dispatched Ireland 5-1 in Dublin to get to the tournament and cannot be taken lightly.


Squad (Probables)


Manager: Age Hareide


Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Jossl, Frederik Ronnow, Jesper Hensen


Defenders: Simon Kjaer, Andreas Bjelland, Riza Durmisi, Peter Ankersen, Nicolai Boilesen, Jannik Vesfergaard, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgennson, Jens Stryger Larsen, Henrik Dalsgaard, Jonas Knudsen


Midfielders: William Kvist, Christian Eriksen, William Krohn-Dehli, Lasse Schone, Thomas Delaney, Pierre-Emile Hojberg, Daniel Wass, Pione Sisto, Mike Jensen, Lukas Lerager, Mathias Jensen, Robert Skov


Forwards: Nicklas Bendtner, Nicolai Jorgensen, Yussuf Poulsen, Andreas Cornelius, Martin Braithwhaite, Viktor Fischer, Kasper Dolberg, Kenneth Zohore


Danger Man


Christian Eriksen (red) in action against Poland

Christian Eriken brings the sparkle of goldust to this Danish side. He is one of the best passers in the world, and technically superior to most. Eriksen can help Denmark play long direct balls to the big men up top or can combine and play quick one-twos with other midfield players and look to release the likes of Viktor Fischer and Pione Sisto with a well-timed throughball. A quiet tournament from Christian Eriksen would be the death knell for Danish dreams.


Current Rankings


FIFA : Current - 12

Highest - 3

ELO : Current - 18

Highest - 1

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