How will Denmark fare at the 2022 World Cup? Join @AlMacca93 as he looks at the Red and Whites in his everything you need to know guide ahead of this winter's competition...
Denmark History at the World Cup
Denmark will compete at the FIFA World Cup for only the sixth time in their history, having finished top of their 2022 World Cup qualifying group.
The Danes lost just once in qualifying, a 2-0 defeat to Scotland, and plenty of football betting punters will fancy Kasper Hjulmand’s side as lively outsiders for the Jules Rimet trophy.
Denmark officially qualify for the 2022 World Cup 🇩🇰— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 12, 2021
They're the third nation to qualify following Qatar and Germany. pic.twitter.com/P3JCCQqhbD
Denmark’s best performance at a World Cup came in 1998, with the Danes reaching the quarter-finals of the competition before a 3-2 defeat to eventual runners up Brazil.
Having reached the semi-finals of the 2020 European Championships, Denmark are certainly capable of reaching the latter stages if everything goes to plan.
Denmark have been an established international team since the late 1890s and they have gone by a few leading nicknames throughout their illustrious history.
The Red and Whites is an obvious one on a play on the Denmark kit colour, while Danish Dynamite was a term coined in the 1980s during a particularly strong spell for the national side.
Denmark are no certainties to thrive in the Qatar conditions this winter but fans back in Copenhagen will be praying that the Danish Dynamite strikes once again.
World Cup 2022 Group
Denmark have been draw in Group D at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, alongside defending champions France, Australia and Tunisia.
While France are obvious contenders to go on and lift the Jules Rimet trophy, Denmark will be quietly confident of advancing to the knockout stages.
The Danes have played some fantastic football over the past 18 months and plenty of punters will be tempted to back them to qualify for the last-16 in sports betting odds.
Denmark vs Tunisia – 22nd November 2022
Denmark vs France – 26th November 2022
Denmark vs Australia – 30th November 2022
Denmark Kit World Cup 2022
Denmark will wear ‘toned down’ jerseys at the 2022 World Cup in protests at host nation Qatar and its human rights record.
The Danish national team will wear a monochromatic kit that pays tribute to the migrant workers who died during pre-tournament construction in Qatar https://t.co/qPRCbM1cj0— GQ Sports (@GQSports) October 29, 2022
Kit provider Hummels were particularly outspoken on the issue, releasing an all-black third shirt for the tournament.
While the Denmark jerseys won’t rank on any best World Cup kits lists, you have to admire their strength and leadership on this particular matter.
Who Is The Denmark Manager?
Kasper Hjulmand is the Denmark manager, having been appointed in June 2020. The vast majority of his managerial experience has come at club level, leading several clubs across the top divisions in Danish football.
Hjulmand was in charge for Denmark’s superb run to the semi-finals at Euro 2020 and he has been a huge hit with fans during his short time at the helm.
Best Denmark Player
This has to be Christian Eriksen. Denmark have plenty of talent in the squad but Eriksen is the one player with the ability to unlock any defence in world football.
The Manchester United midfielder has enjoyed a successful start to life at Old Trafford and he is an outside contender to challenge for Player of the Tournament at Qatar 2022.
We all remember Eriksen and that incident at the 2020 European Championships and hopefully he’ll be able to lead his country to the latter stages of the competition.
Manchester United really picked up Christian Eriksen on a free transfer 😳— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 30, 2022
What a signing he's been! 👏 pic.twitter.com/XgWkPbkMeL
Denmark Odds at 2022 World Cup
Currently priced at 30/1 in World Cup betting markets, Denmark are an attractive proposition for anyone who fancies a shock result in Qatar.
The Danes are consistent and while they may lack the glamour of a Brazil, they look ready made for tournament football – especially under Kasper Hjulmand.
The 4/1 available for Denmark to emulate their performance at the 2020 European Championships by reaching the semi-finals is another viable betting option.
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*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*
FIRST PUBLISHED: 31st October 2022