The Danish national team will take part in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar for the sixth time. The Red and Whites have reached the knockout stage in four of their previous appearances. Their greatest success came at the 1998 World Cup in France, when they reached the quarter-finals. They also reached the round of 16 in Mexico in 1986, South Korea and Japan in 2002 and Russia in 2018.
As a result, Denmark failed to make it past the preliminary round only at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. However, Denmark has managed at least one victory in all of its finals appearances.
The coach of Denmark, Kasper Hjulmand
Kasper Hjulmand took over the Danish national team in July 2020, having previously been on the sidelines at 1. FSV Mainz 05 from around the summer of 2014 until February 2015. There, Thomas Tuchel’s footsteps proved too big. Away from that, the former defender worked in the Danish Superliga at Nordsjælland from 2008 to 2019.
Here he initially acted as an assistant for three years. Immediately after his promotion, Hjulmand led the club to its first league title in the 2011/2012 season. He had done the same with Lyngby in the second division five years earlier.
The stars of the Danish national team
The vast majority of the Danish team players are under contract in the top European leagues. Goalkeeper Frederik Rønnow of Union Berlin and attackers Yussuf Poulsen of RB Leipzig, Jonas Wind of VfL Wolfsburg and Robert Skov of 1899 Hoffenheim are among the Bundesliga legionnaires.
In addition, several players are gaining valuable experience in the English Premier League. Here, we are thinking primarily of Christian Eriksen. The attacking midfielder made his comeback after suffering a cardiac arrest at EURO 2020 at Brentford and moved to Manchester United in the summer of 2022.
The regular keeper Kasper Schmeichel, on the other hand, left the English top flight. For: Because he moved from Leicester City to the Ligue 1 to OGC Nice. In addition, team captain and head of defense Simon Kjær was crowned Italian champion in Serie A 2021/2022 with AC Milan.
Denmark’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup
Denmark experienced nine wins and one defeat in Group F of the European World Cup qualifiers. Thus, the Red and Whites took 24 points and four points more than second-placed Scotland. The Bravehearts’ only loss came on the final day of the tournament, when they defeated Denmark 2-0 away from home.
Three days earlier, the Danish Dynamite conceded the first goal in a 3-1 home win over the Faroe Islands. That was offset by 30 goals. Therefore, like Germany, the Danish national team stood out with a goal difference of +27.
Denmark’s chances of success at the 2022 World Cup
The Danish side, ranked tenth in the FIFA rankings published on June 23, will first face France, Australia and Tunisia in Group D at the 2022 World Cup. These teams represent the number four, number 39 and number 30 in the world. In this respect, the European representatives are by far the most promising teams in this group.
The red and whites cannot match the Bleus in terms of quality. However, they exploit their potential more often. However, a second-place finish would most likely mean a tough match in the form of Argentina in the round of 16.
Statistical features of Denmark before the 2022 World Cup
The Danish national team already played France and Australia in the preliminary round of the 2018 World Cup. Here they played for the last time so far against the Socceroos, who achieved a 1-1. Against the team from Down Under, there are two victories, the draw and a defeat.
However, they also drew 0-0 with the eventual world champions four years ago. Denmark and the Bleus were then drawn in the same group for the 2022/2023 Nations League. In the first meeting in June, the Danish Dynamite celebrated their sixth win against France with a 2-1 away victory. They also drew twice and lost eight times. Moreover, in May 2002, Denmark won a test match against their first opponents Tunisia with 2-1.
The odds for betting on Denmark in the 2022 World Cup
- Overall winner – 29,00
- Reach the final – 13,00
- Make it to the semifinals – 6.00
- Win the group – 4,00
- Group qualification – yes 1.57, no 2.25
- Reaches the quarterfinals – 3.00
- Denmark – Tunisia win 1.50, draw 3.75, defeat 7.50
We list here the odds offered by Bet365. However, they are only snapshots and can therefore change quickly. In addition, all betting odds are without guarantee.
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