WC 2018: Denmark

Group C

Denmark is considered to be one of Europe’s most rapidly improving football teams. They have not appeared in a major tournament since 2012, but have reigned victorious in 11 games since a number of consecutive losses in qualifying against Montenegro and Poland late in 2016. Two of Denmark’s most impressive results include a home win against Poland in September last year, and a 5-1 win against Ireland during the second leg of the play-offs. Christian Eriksen performed well in both cases, scoring multiple goals with skills that will definitely come in handy at the WC 2018 in Russia.

Team Members

  • Kasper Schmeichel - GK
  • Frederik Ronnow - GK
  • Jonas Lossl - GK
  • Jesper Hansen - GK
  • Simon Kjaer - Defender
  • Andreas Bjelland - Defender
  • Mathias Jorgensen - Defender
  • Andreas Christensen - Defender
  • Henrik Dalsgaard - Defender
  • Jannik Vestergaard - Defender
  • Jens Stryger Larsen - Defender
  • Jonas Knudsen - Defender
  • Nicolai Boilesen - Defender
  • Peter Ankersen - Defender
  • Riza Durmisi - Defender
  • Christian Eriksen - Midfielder
  • Daniel Wass - Midfielder
  • Lasse Schone - Midfielder
  • Lukas Lerager - Midfielder
  • Mathias Jensen - Midfielder
  • Michael Krohn - Midfielder
  • Mike Jensen - Midfielder
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - Midfielder
  • Thomas Delaney - Midfielder
  • William Kvist - Midfielder
  • Andreas Cornelius - Forward
  • Kasper Dolberg - Forward
  • Kenneth Zohore - Forward
  • Martin Braithewaite - Forward
  • Nicklas Bendtner - Forward
  • Nicolai Jorgensen - Forward
  • Pione Sisto - Forward
  • Robert Skov - Forward
  • Viktor Fischer - Forward
  • Yussuf Poulsen - Forward

Coach

Age Hareide

Hareide is a 64-year old Norwegian national whose entire football career has been based in Scandinavia. Hareide has succeeded Denmark’s former longest-serving coach, Morten Olsen, and his decades of experience as a former international coach and defender for Norway has helped Denmark to gain entry into Russia in 2018 through play-off victory against Ireland.

Past WC History

Denmark participated in the WC for the first time in 1958 in Sweden. The team lost all 4 qualifying matches to Ireland and England. They made their first qualification in 1986 for the Cup in Mexico, when they won all 3 Group Stage games, including 1 against West Germany. Denmark was eliminated by Spain in the following round. Since then, the team has frequently qualified for the Cup, and will make its fifth official appearance this year in Russia.

Stats

  • First appearance in 1958
  • 4 qualifying campaigns
  • Last appearance in 2010
  • No semi-finals
  • No championships
  • Best result: Quarter-finals in 1998

Kit

Designed by Hummel, the Danish home kit includes a red jersey and white shorts, with arrow detailing along the sides of the seams. The away uniform is inverted with a while shirt and red shorts, both with blue trim on the neck, cuffs and legs.