|Nicknames||De Rød-Hvide (The Red and Whites)|
Denmark have proven themselves to be formidable competitors in the European Championships; winning the tournament in sensational fashion in 1992 despite only qualifying when Yugoslavia were denied their place due to international sanctions. A victory masterminded by Richard Møller Nielsen and inspired by the creative force of Brian Laudrup was the glory the Danes craved so dearly after ten years of excellent Danish football went unfulfilled.
A period of mixed fortunes followed as Denmark failed to qualify for various major championships yet won the 1995 Confederations Cup before an embattled 1998 campaign ended with defeat to runners-up Brazil.
When Morten Olsen took over at the turn of the century, he set out a plan to rebuild Danish football on a set of true, attacking footballing values. This summer he leads a strong Danish team to Poland and Ukraine.
Having failed to qualify in 2008, Olsen is keen to show off the talent at his disposal such as Cristian Eriksen, Daniel Agger and Nicklas Bendtner.
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