Denmark World Cup 2022 squad: Who's in and who's out?

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Denmark will be appearing at the World Cup for the sixth time in their history.

They made their debut in the 1986 edition held in Mexico and remarkably progressed to the knockouts, winning all three group-stage games, including a 2-0 victory over the mighty West Germans.

However, their best performance came in the 1998 edition, when they reached the quarter-finals. In the last eight, they were edged out by Brazil following a hotly contested fixture that ended 3-2.

Can the Danes do even better in Qatar?

They have been drawn in Group D along with defending champions France, Australia, and Tunisia.

Apart from the fixture against France, Denmark will be the favourites against the other two teams and will fancy their chances of reaching the knockouts.

Let's take a look at the 26 players that Kasper Hjulmand has chosen to represent the country in Qatar, with five more set to be added before the deadline.

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    GOALKEEPERS

    Kasper Schmeichel is the first-choice keeper for Hjulmand. The veteran shot-stopper is one of the captains of the national team and was once more superb for Denmark in the World Cup qualifiers and the Nations League.

    Oliver Christensen of Hertha BSC and Frederik Ronnow of Union Berlin have been chosen as the backup keepers.

    Frederik Ronno

    Name

    Club

    Kasper Schmeichel

    Nice

    Oliver Christensen

    Hertha BSC

    Frederick Ronnow

    Union Berlin

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    DEFENDERS

    Hjulmand has tried a variety of defensive formations depending on the opponent and the players at hand. In September, in the Nations League against France, he opted for a straightforward back four, whereas against Croatia he shifted to a back-five.

    Crystal Palace's Joachim Andersen and Barcelona's Andreas Christensen have been used mostly at the heart of defence along with veteran Simon Kjaer, while 23-year-old Victor Nelsson represents another solid centre-back option.

    Rasmus Kristensen has landed the main right-back berth, while Joakim Maehle of Atalanta is the trusted option at left-back.

    Jens Larsen is another dependable full-back who adds experience to the squad along with Brondby's Daniel Wass.

    Name

    Club

    Joachim Andersen

    Crystal Palace

    Victor Nelsson

    Galatasaray

    Simon Kjaer

    AC Milan

    Joakim Maehle

    Atalanta

    Andreas Christensen

    Barcelona

    Rasmus Kristensen

    Leeds United

    Jens Larsen

    Trabzonspor

    Daniel Wass

    Brondby

    Alexander Bah

    Benfica

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    MIDFIELDERS

    Christian Eriksen's has made Denmark's final squad to complete his remarkable recovery since suffering cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020.

    Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is the other contender at the centre of the park, while Jesper Lindstrom has also got the nod after impressing with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.

    Thomas Delaney has been ruled out of the World Cup that he sustained against Tunisia in their campaign opener.

    Name

    Club

    Jesper Lindstrom

    Eintracht Frankfurt

    Mathias Jensen

    Brentford

    Christian Eriksen

    Manchester United

    Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    Tottenham

    Christian Norgaard

    Brentford

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    ATTACKERS

    Former Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite, who is now on the books at Espanyol, is set to lead the line alongside Kasper Dolberg of Sevilla.

    Mikkel Damsgaard and Andreas Olsen will be deployed on the flanks, while Andreas Cornelius is a veteran of the game whose experience will be invaluable at a massive tournament like the World Cup.

    RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen has been named in the final squad.

    Name

    Club

    Martin Braithwaite

    Denmark

    Andreas Skov Olsen

    Club Brugge

    Kasper Dolberg

    Sevilla

    Mikkel Damsgaard

    Brentford

    Andreas Cornelius

    Copenhagen

    Jonas Wind

    VFL Wolfsburg

    Jesper Lindstrom

    Eintracht Frankfurt

    Yussuf Yurary Poulssen

    RB Leipzig

  • STRONGEST XI

    Hjulmand likes to keep tinkering with his setups and there is no one size fits all approach.

    That being said, Kasper Schmeichel should start between the sticks. He will be shielded by Joakim Andersen and Andreas Christensen at the heart of defence with Rasmus Kristensen and Joakim Maehle as the two full-backs.

    Mikkel Damsgaard, Christian Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are the options in midfield.

    The front three can be comprised of Martin Braithwaite as the target man with Andreas Olsen and Kasper Dolberg alongside him.

    Denmark XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Kristensen, Christensen, Andersen, Maehle; Damsgaard, Eriksen, Hojbjerg; Olsen, Braithwaite, Dolberg.