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Denmark's World Cup squad: Which players will be booting up for the Danish Dynamites in Qatar?
Denmark's National Football team, the Dynamite, is in the World Cup for the sixth time. They are considered one of the strong contenders in this year's tournament and are riding high off their Euro 2020 wave, where they reached the semi-finals. Who is in Denmark's World Cup squad that makes them such a formidable team?
From being a fan's favourite during the Euro2020, the Dynamite's 26-man roaster is star-studded. It consists of some football veterans who bring a host of experiences that will give them a competitive advantage. This article reveals the players that have been confirmed to be in its World Cup squad.
Denmark men's national football team profile summary
Danish football union ( Dansk Boldspil-Union)
Peter Bolesław Schmeichel (129 appearances)
Poul "Tist" Nielsen and Jon Dahl Tomasson
Denmark's history at the World Cup
Denmark made its World Cup debut in 1986, held in Mexico. They had a remarkable performance and proceeded to the knockout, winning all three group-stage matches, including West Germany, a formidable team at the time. Their best performance came in 1998 when they reached the quarter-finals but were eliminated by Brazil in a hotly contested match that ended 3-2.
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In this year's World Cup, they will go against the current champion France, Tunisia, and Australia in Group D.
Denmark's past World Cup appearances
- 2018, 2010, 2002, 1998, 1986
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Simon Kjaer will be leading the team. Denmark is one of the teams that will tough it out for the trophy with the rest of the qualified teams at the football fiesta.
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Who is on the Denmark team for the World Cup 2022?
The team head coach, Kasper Hjulmand, took an unconventional approach when he announced 21 out of 26 players last week, then revealed the five earlier this week. Let us look at the 26 players chosen to represent Denmark in the World Cup.
Kasper Schmeichel will be the main show-stopper and act as the captain of the Denmark national team in this year's tournament. He played a similar role during the team's World Cup qualifiers and Nations League.
Assisting him are Oliver Christensen, who plays for the Bundesliga side Hertha BSC, and Frederik Ronnow, who plays for the German club Union Berlin.
Joachim Andersen and Andreas Christensen, prominent figures in the National team, will form the heart of defence alongside Simon Kjaer as Victor Nelsson stands in as an option.
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For the right-back position and left-back, coach Hjulmand went with Rasmus Kristensen and Joakim Mahele, respectively. At the same time, Jens Larsen and Daniel Wass have been named to add their experience to the full-back squad, and Benfica's Alexander Bah to stand in as a right-back option.
Now to the question on everyone's mind. Is Eriksen playing in this World Cup? This Man United midfielder and one of Denmark's star players is again set to be the country's key player in the bid to holster the 2022 World Cup, which comes after his fairy-tale return to the team. The last time we saw Eriksen in a major tournament was in Euro 2020, when he was lifted out of the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest.
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Assisting him in the midfield position are Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, frequent players in the national team. After an impressive performance with his club Eintracht Frankfurt, the 22-year-old Jesper Lindstrom also got the nod for a midfield position.
Espanyol striker Martin Braithwaite will lead the striking position alongside Kasper Dolberg of Sevilla. This comes after Martin Braithwaite's exit from Barcelona earlier in September.
Mikkel Damsgaard of Brentford and Andreas Olsen of Club Brugge have also received the nod, while Andreas Cornelius of Copenhagen will also bring his valuable experience.
And completing the list is Yussuf Poulsen of RB Leipzig, a player whose sheer determination and rise had him receiving positive reviews from critics and fans.
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Denmark's 2022 World Cup jersey
Denmark is set to wear kits criticising the host nation's Qatar human rights record. This came after the Danish Football Federation (DBU) promised to wear kits with a "critical message" last November, one of the activism measures they were to implement leading up to the World Cup.
The kits are all-white and all-black with a toned-down logo badge of the Danish national team, have no words or symbol, and are meant to act as explicit statements.
Hummel, the kit manufacturer, recently added another third all-black optional design. In a post, the kit manufacturer called it "the colour of mourning."
We support the Danish national team all the way, but that isn't the same as supporting Qatar as a host nation. We believe that sport should bring people together. And when it doesn't, we want to make a statement, Hummer.
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Qatar has been under a lot of criticism over its worker-related deaths while construction and preparation for the World cup began in 2014. Over 6500 from south Asian countries died during the whole preparation period.
Who is in the starting eleven in this World Cup?
There has yet to be an official release of the names, for Hjulmand is known for always altering his setups. However, here is a detailed list of Denmark's national football team's players, their FIFA ranking, and some of the major trophies they have won.
If their last performances in major tournaments are to go by, where they were able to offset the current world champion France, then Denmark's World cup squad is a team to watch in this tournament.
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