Take a Look at Denmark National Team

  • Publish date: Monday، 31 October 2022
Take a Look at Denmark National Team

The Danish Football Association is one of the oldest international federations in terms of establishment, as it was established in 1898 and obtained membership in the International Football Association in 1904, and despite all this period, the Viking team has only five participations in the World Cups and has not achieved any significant achievement in it, except for reaching the quarterfinals of the 1998 World Cup in France.

The Danish team is in Group D of the 2022 World Cup Qatar, along with France, Australia, and Tunisia. The Scandinavians begin their campaign in the Qatar World Cup by meeting the Carthage Eagles on November 26 at the Education City Stadium, then meeting France on November 26 at Stadium 974, and finally facing Australia on November 30 at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

When we look at the Danish squad, we find that it includes many first-class stars in the world, led by the Manchester United playmaker

Christian Eriksen, Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen, Leicester City goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and Milan defender Simon Kjaer, but not all of them are going through their best periods, as goalkeeper Schmeichel turned from Leicester City's strength point to weakness and his level declined terribly, which prompted the club's management to abandon him in favor of the French club Nice, while Eriksen failed to restore his luster after returning from the heart attack that almost killed him in Euro 2020,

While Christensen failed to establish himself with Barcelona, captain Simon Kjaer lost his main position with Milan after recovering from a serious cruciate ligament injury that took him away for eight months.

Absence from the World Cup in Brazil and disappointment in the World Cup in Russia

In addition to its disappointing participation in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when the Danish team left from the first round with only one victory at the expense of Cameroon, they failed to reach the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil, before returning to appear in the 2018 edition on Russian soil.

However, this participation was not much different from its predecessors, when Eriksen colleagues failed to overcome the obstacle of the round of 16 after they were eliminated by the Croatian team on penalties.

The World Cup in France was the exception

The best achievement of the Danish team over the course of its five participation in the World Cups was during the 1998 edition of France when the historic goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel's generation managed to reach the quarter-finals after they passed the first round with only one victory at the expense of Saudi Arabia, then a draw with South Africa and a loss from France, and in the 16th round they beat Nigeria 4-0, before the Danish collide with the fait accompli in the quarter-finals, losing to the Brazilian team 3-2 after an honorable performance

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