Although Denmark is not among the hot favorites to win the World Cup, they are one of those formidable sides, any team would love to avoid. Although their 2018 WC run ended with an unfortunate defeat at the shoot-out against Croatia, they reached to semifinal in the Euro 2020. Even after that Christian Eriksen cardiac arrest during the game against Finland, the Danish players showed their courage throughout the campaign. Lets have a look at the players who are gonna be selected for the Danish side for the FIFA WC 2022.
Denmark Team Squad For FIFA WC 2022
|Jens Stryger Larsen
|Pierre Emile Højbjerg
|Andreas Skov Olsen
|Jacob Bruun Larsen
Manager: Kasper Hjulmand.
Denmark has got one of the most reliable goalkeepers in the world. Kasper Schmeichel is a kind of keeper, any defense line would dream to have behind them. He has been superb for Leicester City and also for his national team. What he did against Croatia in the round of 16 match in the Russia WC, was simply extraordinary. He will certainly be the number one choice for his coach. His alternatives will be FC Midtjylland’s Jonas Lossl and Frederik Rønnow from Union Berlin.
Danish head coach is highly likely to go with a 3 man center back line. His most prioritized options will be team captain Simon Kjaer, Jannik Vestergaard and Andreas Christensen. All 3 of them have been in superb form since Euro and are playing in the top leagues of Europe. If they can perform together and with someone like Schmeichel in between the posts, Denmark will be tough side to score past. EPL duo Mathias Jørgensen and Joachim Andersen will be reliable substitute options.
With a possible 3-4-3 or 3-4-2-1 formation, the two side backs will definitely play a more attacking role. Atalanta’s Joakim Mæhle will be the number one choice for the left side while his right side counterpart will be another Serie A defender Jens Stryger Larsen who is currently playing at Udinese. In the mid of the field, Tottenham Hotspur man Pierre Emile Højbjerg will make a partnership with Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Delaney. Among the other options, Christian Nørgaard and Daniel Wass seemed to be more crucial ones.
In the attack, there are plenty of options as well. RB Leipzig star Yussuf Poulsen will probably be the spearhead of the attack. Barcelona man Martin Brathwaite should get his place in the starting XI. While the 3rd spot should be grabbed either by Mikkel Damsgaard or Kasper Dolberg. Christian Eriksen was simply one of the finest footballers of his generation. In the attacking part of the mid, his absentee will create a huge gap. But the Danish players have already showed in the Euro how much they are capable off even without their best team mate.
Predicted Starting Lineup:
Formation: 4-3-3 or 4-3-2-1.
Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel.
Defense: Simon Kjaer, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Christensen.
Midfield: Pierre Emile Højbjerg, Joakim Mæhle, Jens Stryger Larsen, Thomas Delaney.
Attack: Yussuf Poulsen, Martin Brathwaite, Mikkel Damsgaard / Kasper Dolberg.
Kasper Schmeichel, Simon Kjaer, Thomas Delaney, Yussuf Poulsen, Mikkel Damsgaard.