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Denmark – World Cup preview

Denmark’s national team greatest performance is, of course, tied to the European championship, rather than the World Cup. This is in fact only their fifth participation in the tournament overall.

But Denmark has shown they can raise to the occasion. They’ve managed to qualify at the expense of the Republic of Ireland, with a great performance, one in which Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen managed a hat-trick.

With a draw that the Scandinavians may be able to take advantage off, Denmark could be one of the teams surprising football fans at this World Cup.

Kasper Schmeichel

– Star playersChristian Eriksen, Kasper Schmeichel

– FootballCoin stars: 

Christian Eriksen 11,088.07 seasonal points (Pro), 4,191.60 points (Easy)

– Coach: Age Hareide

– Group: C

– Group fixtures:

Sat June 16: Peru – Denmark, Saransk, 5pm

Thu June 21: Denmark – Australia, Samara, 4pm

Tue June 26: Denmark – France, Moscow (Luzhniki), 3pm

– Prediction: Denmark look set for the second qualifying place in their group. Few expect them to be able to defeat the highly acclaimed France team. But victories over Australia and Peru should be within the Danes’ reach.

Denmark look set to stop after the Round of 16, unless Eriksen and his teammates will be ready to deliver a significant surprise. After all, judging by their 1992 team, surprises are always a possibility for North Europeans.

Eriksen Ireland

– Squad:

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Frederik Ronow (Brondby), Jesper Hansen (FC Midtjylland)

Defenders: Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Andreas Bjelland (Brentford), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Peter Ankersen (FC Copenhagen), Jens Stryger (Udinese), Riza Durmisi (Real Betis), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich), Nicolai Boilesen (FC Copenhagen)

Midfielders: William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Mike Jensen (Rosenborg), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Daniel Wass (Celta Vigo), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Southampton), Mathias Jensen (FC Nordsjaelland), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna), Robert Skov (FC Copenhagen)

Forwards: Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Nicklas Bendtner (Rosenborg), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff)

– World Cup history: 1986, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2018

 

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