Denmark, ranked 10th in the world, are finalizing their preparations for the World Cup, with a 2-0 victory over France in their last Nations League game in September.
The two teams will face off again in Qatar after being drawn in Group D, alongside Tunisia and Australia.
Off the pitch, the Danes’ kit maker Hummel released kits intended to protest Qatar’s human rights record by toning down the contrast on the badges and creating an all-black third kit, “the color of mourning”.
Additionally, the Danish FA announced that WAGs will not travel with the team, in an effort to reduce the team’s impact on the Qatari economy.
Denmark head into the tournament in Qatar as the 10th ranked team in the latest Fifa World Rankings. Denmark’s only victory in a major tournament was at Euro 92.
The Danes have a new global fanbase, stretching beyond football, since their star midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed following a cardiac arrest during their Euro 2020 game with Finland.
Coach Kasper Hjulmand, who won plaudits for his heroism that day, led his side to the semi-finals with England, with Gareth Southgate’s men emerging victorious.
This time around, the team hopes to make its mark on the world stage.
Denmark squad for the 2022 World Cup
World Cup squads are usually announced around six weeks before the start of the World Cup. This year, the World Cup will take place from November 20 to December 18.
Although the final squad has not been announced, big names likely to feature include Kasper Schmeichel, Eriksen, Thomas Delaney, Mikkel Damsgaard, Joakim Maehle and captain Simon Kjær.
Who are likely to be the star names on the team?
We have to start with Eriksen, who has been in great shape since recovering from his horror heart scare two years ago.
The Manchester United midfielder exceeded expectations for international duty, scoring a stunning goal for Denmark in the UEFA Nations League game against Croatia in September.
Next up has to be Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, a workaholic midfielder who impressed in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur and represented his country at Euro 2020.
What are Denmark’s matches?
What is Denmark’s World Cup record?
The Danes booked their place in Qatar safely by winning the qualifying Group F.
Their qualifying campaign included an 8-0 loss to Moldova and a 4-0 away win in Austria, with only Scotland managing to overcome 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 as recently as 2018.
Historically, the team’s best tournament result was winning the 1992 European Championship in Sweden, beating then world champions Germany in the final.
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Denmark is currently 1/28 win the 2022 World Cup.
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