Denmark is one of the most successful nations in the world football right now, with the FIFA ranking of 12 and has the experienced and skillful players. Denmark did not qualify for the FIFA World Cup until 1986, but after that edition of FIFA World Cup, their golden time has started. They also managed to defeat Argentina in the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup. In 1986 FIFA World Cup they got eliminated from the round of 16 and they did not qualify for the next two consecutive World Cup. Their best result in FIFA World Cup was achieved in 1998 when they lost a match against Brazil in the quarterfinals. They got eliminated from the round of 16 in 2002 FIFA World Cup and did not qualify for the next edition of FIFA World Cup held in Germany from June 9 to July 9 in 2006. In 2010 FIFA World Cup they got eliminated from the group stage and did not qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Their first match was against Scotland in FIFA World Cup in which they defeated 0-1 against Scotland. Their biggest win was 6-1 against Uruguay in 1986 FIFA World Cup and their biggest defeat was 1-5 against Spain in 1986 FIFA World Cup.
World Cup Qualifier Europe
The World Cup qualifier in Europe selects 14 countries for the FIFA World Cup and for 2018 FIFA World Cup; Russia qualifies for being a host country. 52 countries who are the members of FIFA from Europe go for the preliminary competition where those 5 countries were divided into 9 groups in which 7 groups contain 6 teams and rest of the two groups contain only 5 teams. England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain are placed in a group containing 6 teams. Winners from each group qualify automatically and the eight best runners-up go for the playoffs from which 4 teams are selected. Thus, in this way, the Europe qualifier selects 14 nations for the FIFA World Cup.
Denmark finished second in the Group E behind Poland with total 20 points along with Montenegro, Romania, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. Denmark managed to win 6 games out of total 10 games. They drew 2 matches and lost 2 matches in the qualifying round. They lost a match against Montenegro and Poland. After managed to finish second in the group, Poland was advance to the second group and faced against the Republic of Ireland. The Republic of Ireland lost 1-5against Denmark and they got qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Denmark star Christian Eriksen scored a hat-trick against the Republic of Ireland leads his team to FIFA World Cup 2018.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C
The Fixtures for Denmark in Group Stage are:
Player to watch:
Christian Eriksen Kasper Schmeichel Nicolai Jorgensen
Coach: Age Hareide