Denmark World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds

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Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - Group A - Croatia v Denmark - Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia - September 22, 2022 Croatia players pose for a team group photo - Antonio Bronic/Reuters
Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - Group A - Croatia v Denmark - Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia - September 22, 2022 Croatia players pose for a team group photo - Antonio Bronic/Reuters

If their performance at the last World Cup was anything to go by, Denmark will be hoping to sail through the Group Stage.

The Danes have a new aura of significance, 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.

This time around, the team will be hoping to make their mark on the world stage.

Denmark World Cup 2022 squad

World Cup squads are usually announced around six weeks before the World Cup starts. This year the World Cup will run from November 21 to December 18.

While the final squad has not been announced, here's who played in the June internationals.

Big names who are 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 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 has to be Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, an midfield workhorse who has impressed in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur and represented his country at Euro 2020.

What are Denmark's fixtures?

Denmark are in Group D alongside France, Australia and Tunisia.

Nov 22: Denmark vs Tunisia, Education City Stadium, 1pm.

Nov 26: France vs Denmark, Stadium 974, 4pm.

Nov 30: Australia vs Denmark, Al Janoub Stadium, 3pm.

See the full list of World Cup 2022 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.

Latest odds

Denmark are currently 28/1 to win the World Cup 2022.

The leading contenders...

  • Brazil 9/2

  • France 6/1

  • England 11/2

  • Argentina 7/1

Odds correct as of September 23