Denmark World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds

Christian Eriksen - Denmark World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds - Fareed Kotb/Anadolu Agency
Christian Eriksen - Denmark World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds - Fareed Kotb/Anadolu Agency

Denmark crashed out of the World Cup after their scoring touch deserted them in Qatar, but winger Jesper Lindstrom said that his side will be back.

Lindstrom did his best to get the Danish attack to fire, but they never managed to repeat their free-scoring qualifying form and defeat by Australia on Wednesday left them bottom of Group D.

"If you want to win games you have to score goals and we didn't, so we're out of the tournament unfortunately, but we have a very strong country and I know we will bounce back and be even stronger," Lindstrom told Reuters.

The Danes scored 30 goals in 10 World Cup qualifiers but struggled to find the net in Qatar, scoring just once in a 2-1 loss to France.

"It's the big question for me, because I don't know. Normally we are team always score goals and will always win the games, but these were not our games and, and that's how it is sometimes, it's football.

"I don't care if we play in Qatar, if we play in Germany play in Spain. For me, it's about football and to represent my country, and I'm very proud that I play these three games and did what I could to show up and then we'll see next time what happens," he said.

Denmark World Cup 2022 squad

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Nice), Oliver Christensen (Hertha Berlin), Frederik Ronnow (Union Berlin)

Defenders: Simon Kjaer (AC Milan), Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace), Joakim Maehle (Atalanta), Andreas Christensen (Barcelona), Rasmus Kristensen (Leeds United), Jens Stryger Larsen (Trabzonspor), Victor Nelsson (Galatasaray), Daniel Wass (Brondby), Alexander Bah (Benfica).

Midfielders: Thomas Delaney (Sevilla), Mathias Jensen (Brentford), Christian Eriksen (Manchester United), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham), Christian Norgaard (Brenford)

Forwards: Andreas Skov Olsen (Club Bruges), Jesper Lindstrom (Eintracht Frankfurt), Andreas Cornelius (Copenhagen), Martin Braithwaite (Espanyol), Kasper Dolberg (Sevilla), Mikkel Damsgaard (Brentford), Jonas Wind (VfL Wolfsburg), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Robert Skov (Hoffenheim).

Who are the star names in the squad?

We have to start with Eriksen, who is on sparkling form since recovering from his horror heart scare two years ago.

The Manchester United midfielder has surpassed expectations in international duty, scoring a stunner for Denmark in the Uefa Nations League match against Croatia in September.

Next up is Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, a midfield workhorse who has impressed in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur and represented his country at Euro 2020.

Are Denmark protesting against the World Cup?

Off the pitch, the Danes' kit manufacturer, Hummel, has released kits intended to protest Qatar's human rights record by toning down the contrast on the badges and creating a third kit that is all black, "the colour of mourning".

Denmark's black world cup kit
Denmark's black world cup kit

Additionally, the Danish FA announced that WAGs will not be travelling with the team, in an effort to reduce the impact of the team 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 major tournament win was at Euro 92.

The Danes have a new global fan base, extending beyond football, since their star midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed with a cardiac arrest during their Euro 2020 game with Finland.

Coach Kasper Hjulmand, who won plaudits for his heroism that day, led his team to the semi-finals with England, with Gareth Southgate's men emerging victorious.

What are Denmark's fixtures?

What is Denmark's World Cup record?

The Danes safely booked their place in Qatar by winning qualifying Group F.

Their qualifying campaign included an 8-0 defeat of Moldova and a 4-0 win away in Austria, with only Scotland managing to defeat 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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