If their performance at the last World Cup was anything, Denmark hopes to sail through the group stage.
The Danes have had a new look of significance, beyond football, since their star midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed with cardiac arrest during their Euro 2020 match against Finland.
Coach Kasper Hjulmand, who received applause for his heroism that day, led his team to the semi-final with England, with Gareth Southgate’s men coming out victorious.
This time, the team hopes to make their mark on the global stage.
Squad World Cup 2022 Denmark
World Cup squads are usually announced about six weeks before the World Cup starts. This year the World Cup will run from November 21 to December 18.
While the final roster hasn’t been announced yet, here’s who played in the June internationals.
Big names likely to be featured include Kasper Schmeichel, Eriksen, Thomas Delaney, Mikkel Damsgaard, Joakim Maehle and Captain Simon Kjær.
Who are likely to be the star names in the roster?
We have to start with Eriksen, who has been in sparkling form since recovering from his horror heart attack two years ago.
The Manchester United midfielder has exceeded expectations in his international service, scoring a blast for Denmark in the UEFA Nations League game against Croatia in September.
Next up has to be Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, a midfield workhorse who has impressed in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur and represented his country at Euro 2020.
What are Denmark’s fixtures?
Denmark is in Group D alongside France, Australia and Tunisia.
Nov 22: Denmark vs Tunisia, Education City Stadium, 1:00 PM.
Nov 26: France vs Denmark, Stadium 974, 4pm.
November 30: Australia vs Denmark, Al Janoub Stadium, 3:00 PM.
View the full list of World Cup matches in 2022.
What is Denmark’s World Cup record?
The Danes have secured their place in Qatar by winning qualifying Group F.
Their qualifying campaign included an 8-0 defeat to Moldova and a 4-0 win in Austria, with only Scotland beating them.
Their best World Cup result was in 1998, with a narrow quarter-final loss to Brazil, and Denmark made the round of 16 in 1986, 2002 and only in 2018.
Historically, the team’s best tournament result was winning the 1992 European Championship in Sweden, when the then world champion defeated Germany in the final.
Denmark is currently 28/1 to win the 2022 World Cup.
The main contenders…
- Brazil 9/2
- France 6/1
- England 11/2
- Argentina 7/1
Odds correct from September 23