The hosts have hit a rich vein of form in recent games, and will be keen to prove that they are ready for the 'Group of Death' at the European finals this summer
Jacobsen, Kjaer, Okore, Poulsen
Rommedahl, Eriksen, Krohn-Dehli
Anyukov, Berezutskiy, Ignashevich, Zhirkov
Shirokov, Denisov, Zyryanov
Marten Olsen conceded earlier this week that he is not going to experiment with his line-up and will field a nearly full-strength team on Wednesday. Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is set to miss the match against Russia as he was replaced with a rib injury in his side's penalty shootout victory over Cardiff City in the Carling Cup final on Sunday.
This has prompted the inclusion of Ivory Coast-born Denmark international centre-half Jores Okorey, who debuted for the national set-up less than four months ago. The Nordsjaelland player deputised for Simon Kjaer against Sweden and will be keen to add to his two caps for Denmark's senior team.
Russia are experiencing a goalkeeping crisis as Vyacheslav Malafeev and Igor Akinfeev have been sidelined with injuries. One of Sergei Ryzhikov and Vladimir Gabulov is expected to play between the posts for Dick Advocaat's team, while Roman Pavlyuchenko returns to the squad after sitting out the friendly against Greece.
Dmitri Kombarov has been called up for the first time to the Russia national set-up, while Aleksandr Kokorin has retained his place, following his debut on November 11 last year.
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- Denmark coach Morten Olsen has been in charge of the team for nearly 12 years.
- The Red and Whites are on a five-game winning streak, and have conceded just three goals in the process.
- The venue for the game on Wednesday, the Parken Stadium, was the stage of a fan attack on referee Herbert Fandel on June 2, 2007. The incident saw Sweden pick up an automatic 3-0 win over Denmark in the Euro 2008 qualifying stage.
- Russia are on an unbeaten streak, which stretches over 10 games.
- Roman Pavlyuchenko is just six goals away from equaling Vladimir Beschastnykh's tally of 26 strikes for the national team.
- Russia were crowned European Champions in 1960 in France after beating Yugoslavia 2-1 after extra time.