After a hugely successful qualification campaign, which included nine victories in ten games, Kasper Hjulmand’s formidable Denmark team will arrive at World Cup 2022 as dark horses and a deep surge into the tournament’s latter stages could be in the works for De Rød-Hvide.
The Danes beat semi-finalists at Euro 2020 last year, where their dynamic performances captured the imagination of supporters everywhere and placed them alongside a favorable set of opponents in Group D (France, Australia, and Tunisia), but things are expected again in Qatar.
Below, we’ve pieced together a detailed analysis of the confirmed members of Denmark’s World Cup squad for Qatar 2022, highlighted some key players to watch out for, and assembled a collection of Danish betting tips for your punting pleasure.
RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen and Brentford’s Christian Norgaard have been named in Denmark’s squad for the World Cup as coach Kasper Hjulmand added the final five players to his line-up for the finals in Qatar.
Union Berlin goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow, Alexander Bah of Benfica, and Hoffenheim midfielder Robert Skov have also been picked to complete Hjulmand’s selection after he revealed 21 of his 26 players last week.
Captain Simon Kjaer and playmaker Christian Eriksen, who has recovered fully from the heart attack he suffered in Copenhagen during Euro 2020, were among the players included in the initial squad announcement.
The Danes, who are appearing at their sixth World Cup finals, begin their campaign against Tunisia on Nov. 22 before taking on defending champions France four days later.
They complete their group phase commitments on Nov. 30 when they meet Australia.
Head Coach Kasper Hjulmand took the unusual step of naming just 21 of the 26-member party that Denmark will take to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, while there are still gaps to fill, the country’s most high-profile performers are all in place.
Teamwork and selflessness are core values for Denmark, though they do have a spine of players that tend to garner more responsibility than others. Below, we’ve shone the spotlight on some of the Danish stars expected to dazzle at the World Cup 2022.
Christian Eriksen – Christian Eriksen has long been a talismanic figure for Denmark and the 30-year-old has a knack for producing game-defining moments on the biggest occasions for his country. Eriksen has scored 39 times in 117 appearances for the Danes and this nation will look to the Man Utd playmaker for inspiration again in Qatar.
Simon Kjaer – Physically imposing defender Simon Kjaer has been a rock at the back for Denmark since making his international debut all the way back in 2009 and the 33-year-old will skipper his country in Qatar. Kjaer won the Serie A title with AC Milan last season and despite his advancing years, he is still as dependable as ever.