Denmark has come a long way to get into the 2018 world cup. The Danish side returned to the biggest football tournament having missed the 2014 edition in Brazil.
Christian Eriksen scored thrice to cement the 1992 European champions 5th world cup appearance.
Denmark produced a deficient performance in their last world cup appearance, crashing out from the group stage. Moreover, the red and white are yet to go past the quarter final stage of the competition, and the current team will hope to surpass the nations’ 1998 edition quarter-final fit.
Moreover, their results few days to the world cup have raised a lot of question about the team competence. Age Hareide tutored side drew blank in the last two friendlies against Chile and Sweden, now the absence of a world class striker is exposed. It is true that they have some exciting talents in their ranks, but the inability to score goals at crucial periods could haunt them in Russia.
Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder “Christian Eriksen” was on song in the Danish side playoff game with Ireland. Christian Eriksen gave an outstanding performance in the qualification stage of the competition. The spurs playmaker will be bringing his creativity, eagle eye effect, and constructive touches to the table for the Danish side.
Though Leicester city shot stopper “Kasper Schmeichel” is faced with the task of out shining his fathers’ international legacy, the Leicester keeper has grown so much in confidence in recent seasons. Kasper father “Peter Schmeichel” was part of the Danish team that won the 1992 edition of European championship.
The History of Denmark at the World Cup
Denmark made their first world appearance in the 1986 edition in Mexico. However, the Danes have gone past the group stage in 3 of their last 4 appearance, reaching the quarter final stage in the 1998 edition in France.
The Final Verdict
France is way too strong for the teams in Group C, so it is obvious that Denmark will be battling for the second spot alongside Peru and Australia. To be more precise, I identity Peru as the biggest threat and they do play some attacking football and have the knack of picking up unlikely wins. To be honest, with all the talent in the squad, Denmark look short on attacking department and this could cause them to bow out of the competition from the group stage.