World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C: Denmark

Danish Dynamites eliminated Northern Ireland in qualifying playoffs

08.06.2018
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C: Denmark

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun

ANKARA

Denmark will enjoy their fifth participation in a World Cup when they go against France, Peru and Australia in Group C.

Denmark's road to Russia 2018 collided with Northern Ireland's in the European qualification playoffs. Denmark defeated their opponents to the scores of 0-0 and 5-1.

The Nordic country had finished the group qualifiers in second place after Poland.

Denmark have promising talents in their squad. They will trust legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel's son Kasper Schmeichel -- who plays for Premier League side Leicester City -- to protect their goal.

The leader of the team is Christian Eriksen, who plays for another Premier League side Tottenham. Eriksen was pivotal in Denmark's qualification, scoring 11 goals in qualifying matches.

The Danish Dynamites' best record in the World Cup came in 1998, when they reached the quarterfinals but were eliminated by runners-up Brazil, 3-2.

Confirmed 23-men squad of Denmark:

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield Town), Frederik Ronow (Brondby)

Defenders: Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield Town), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jens Stryger (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town)

Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna), William Kvist (Kopenhag), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen)

Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Viktor Fischer (Kopenhag), Yussuf Poulsen (Leipzig)

Manager: Age Hareide

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