Denmark

Euro 2012 Teams: Denmark
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  • Manager: Morten Olsen
  • Best Finish: Winners 1992
  • No of Appearances: 6

General Information

Denmark face a stern examination in Ukraine/Poland this summer after being drawn alongside Germany, Holland and Portugal in the group phase.

 

Morten Olsen’s side will more or less be rank outsiders for the tournament – however it would be foolish to write them off as many will remember their shock triumph twenty years ago at Euro 92 which was spearheaded by the famous Laudrup brothers, Michael and Brian.

 

And Denmark’s current crop certainly impressed in qualifying, topping the table at the expense of Portugal who had to divert via the play-off route.

 

Both nations traded blows with a win apiece in qualifying and their tie at the finals will be crucial towards any possibility of sneaking into the quarter-finals ahead of the favourites.

Chances

Denmark have not managed to hit the heights of European glory over the past two decades, nevertheless they are always respected as a team who can beat anyone on their day.

 

But with three seemingly stronger nations in the group stage, Olsen’s men will have to exceed themselves for more than just ninety minutes.

 

A good start will be needed against the Dutch and Denmark’s physicality is likely to play its part in amongst opposition which is far more technically gifted.

Key Player: Nicklas Bendtner

The Sunderland marksman carries an imposing physical presence as well as a formidable goal threat. Bendtner already has 17 international goals to his name and that tally is likely to increase over the summer.

TitanBet Prediction

4th in Group Phase - Denmark will have to repeat their qualifying victory over Portugal to stand any chance of reaching the quarter-finals – but although such a result is realistic, it is hard to foresee Morten Olsen’s side handling Germany or Holland who are both genuine contenders for the tournament outright.

Did You Know:

Veteran winger Dennis Rommedahl is just 16 international appearances away from overtaking the legendary Peter Schmeichel as Denmark’s most capped player.