Can a resurgent Denmark team make their mark on the international stage at the Qatar 2022 World Cup? Read our Denmark betting preview here.
Denmark will be competing in their sixth World Cup, having made it to the quarter-final stage just once in their history in 1998. They finished as Group C runners-up to eventual winners France four years ago, before being knocked out on penalties to Croatia in the last 16.
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Latest Denmark odds to win the World Cup and more
|Betting Market||Midnite odds|
|Denmark to win the World Cup||28/1|
|Denmark to reach semi-final odds||5/1|
|Denmark to reach quarter-final odds||2/1|
|Denmark odds to win Group D||2/1|
|Christian Eriksen World Cup Golden Ball winner odds||50/1|
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Denmark are being backed by most to make it out of Group D, most likely finishing as runners-up to France. However, they did finish above Les Bleus in the Uefa Nations League and should they repeat the feat in Qatar then Denmark would have a favourite last 16 tie.
Denmark route to the World Cup 2022 final in Qatar
Group stage fixtures
|Denmark vs Tunisia||Education City Stadium||22 November 2022, 1pm|
|France vs Denmark||Stadium 974||26 November 2022, 4pm|
|Australia vs Denmark||Al Janoub Stadium||30 November 2022, 3pm|
*All times GMT
Denmark have an interesting World Cup group and will surely fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages. Both Australia and Tunisia represent beatable opponents, and Denmark have recently defeated France in the Uefa Nations League.
Who could Denmark meet in the knockout rounds?
If Denmark were to win Group D, they would face the runners-up of Group C, currently expected to be Poland — though Mexico will also be in with a chance. After that, the winners of Group B and runners-up of Group A will be their potential opponents, opening up the likes of England, USA, Netherlands and Senegal as possibilities. There are no easy semi-finals in the World Cup and even if they win their group Denmark will have to face someone from the likes of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay.
|If Denmark win Group D||Potential opponent|
|Round of 16||Poland|
If Denmark don’t win Group D but still qualify, they’ll go to the other side of the bracket and take on Group C winners, expected to be Argentina. From there they will face either the Group A winner or Group B runners-up, which again brings Netherlands, England, Senegal and USA into play. And again there is no hiding in the semi-finals. Neither route is easy for Denmark.
|If Denmark come runners up in Group D||Potential opponent|
|Round of 16||Argentina|
Confirmed Denmark World Cup 2022 squad
|Frederik Ronnow||Goalkeeper||30||Union Berlin|
|Oliver Christensen||Goalkeeper||23||Hertha Berlin|
|Simon Kjaer||Defender||33||AC Milan|
|Jens Stryger Larsen||Defender||31||Trabzonspor|
|Joachim Andersen||Defender||26||Crystal Palace|
|Christian Eriksen||Midfielder||30||Manchester United|
|Andreas Skov Olsen||Forward||22||Club Brugge|
|Yussuf Poulsen||Forward||28||RB Leipzig|
|Andreas Cornelius||Forward||29||FC Copenhagen|
Denmark players to watch at this year’s World Cup 2022
Denmark top World Cup Golden Boot contender – Kasper Dolberg
Denmark aren’t blessed with a big-name goalscorer but the hope is that Kasper Dolberg will be able to shoulder some of the responsibility. The 25-year-old is now plying his trade in Spain with Sevilla, on loan from Nice, but is yet to really light up La Liga. Dolberg did enjoy himself at Euro 2020, scoring three times as Denmark reached the semi-finals, including a brace in the 4-0 win over Wales in the round of 16. However, he hasn’t found the net since scoring in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Croatia, now six matches without a goal.
Denmark player to watch – Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen is Denmark, and he will be key to the nation’s chances at the World Cup. After recovering from a health scare at Euro 2020, Eriksen returned to football earlier this year and starred for Brentford, letting his creative talents shine. Now at Manchester United, not much has changed for Eriksen and he continues to have the opportunity to pull the strings from midfield. Eriksen also made a goalscoring return to the Denmark team, netting two goals in his first two matches back in friendlies, as well as recently scoring against Croatia back in September. He also signed off in style last Sunday as he bagged his first Man United goal, the perfect momentum-generating send-off before a tournament.
Denmark emerging player to look out for – Mikkel Damsgaard
Of the current squad looking likely to head to the World Cup, Denmark don’t necessarily have any emerging stars but Mikkel Damsgaard is certainly one for the future. The 22-year-old has played 18 times for Denmark since his debut in November 2020 and has already scored four goals, all coming in competitive action. After netting twice in qualifying for the World Cup (both goals coming against Moldova), Damsgaard scored twice at Euro 2020, including a wonderful free-kick against England in the semi-final. Used more as a substitute, Damsgaard will be hoping the World Cup can be his platform to shine.
Denmark tactical analysis & likely formation at the World Cup
Denmark have tested a few formations of late but they are all variations of a 3-4-3 and that is likely to be their go-to set up at the World Cup. The beauty of Denmark’s squad is that the 3-4-3 means they can have two wingers supporting a central striker, one attacking midfielder behind a strike partnership, or two inside forwards and a striker. These are only minor changes to a system but when tailored for the right opponents it can work wonders.
If Eriksen is starting, it’s likely to be a 3-4-1-2, with the Man United man as the No.10, protected by a more central midfield partnership of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and one other (Thomas Delaney is an option). The attacking width is provided by the wing-backs, Joakim Maehle and Rasmus Kristensen or Jens Stryger Larsen, while a back three sits secure in front of Kasper Schmeichel. Andreas Christensen in the back line is the outlet to start the attacks, distributing the ball to the midfielders.
Where are Denmark in the Fifa world rankings?
Denmark are currently 10th in the world rankings, a position they have held since June, moving up after their good run of results in the Uefa Nations League.
Who is the Denmark manager?
Kasper Hjulmand is the Denmark manager and has been since replacing Age Hareide in August 2020. In 33 matches in charge so far, Hjulmand has seen Denmark reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 as well as qualifying for the World Cup, winning 22 of his 33 matches (nine defeats).
Who is the current Denmark captain?
Simon Kjaer is the Denmark captain, first donning the armband in June 2016 and later officially replacing Daniel Agger as skipper following the former Liverpool man’s retirement.
How many times have Denmark won the World Cup?
Denmark have been European champions but they have never won the World Cup. Their best-ever finish came in 1998 when they reached the quarter-finals, finishing second in their group behind France and beating Nigeria before losing 3-2 to Brazil.
How many times have Denmark competed in the World Cup?
This will be Denmark’s sixth appearance at the World Cup, and just the second time they have been in back-to-back tournaments after 1998 and 2002.
Who has scored Denmark most goals in World Cup tournaments?
Jon Dahl Tomasson has scored five goals at World Cups, more than any other Danish player. Four of his goals came at the 2002 World Cup with another one in 2010.
Which player from Denmark has the most World Cup appearances?
Martin Jorgensen has made more appearances than any other Denmark player, playing 11 times across three tournaments.