Denmark World Cup squad 2022: Possible 26 players on Danish national football team roster

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Denmark will aim to emulate their emotionally charged run to the Euro 2020 semifinals in Qatar, minus the drama of Christian Eriksen’s horrifying collapse.

The Manchester United midfielder has made a remarkable recovery after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during the tournament which forced him to withdraw from the game.

Fortunately, he bounced back and became a fixture in the Premier League once again. Eriksen will act as the Danes’ creative engine in his fifth major tournament.

A dominant qualifying campaign and two recent victories over defending world champions France demonstrate the potential of Kasper Hjulmand’s side, bringing a core of established, mature talent to the Middle East.

If they build momentum in the group stages, another bold Danish attack into the final rounds could be on the cards.

Projected Denmark World Cup squad 2022

Hjulmand had until Friday, October 21 to submit an official preliminary list of 35-55 players to FIFA, from which he will select a final 26-man roster for Qatar by Monday, November 14.

Based on World Cup qualifying squads and friendly rosters over the past year, these are the names most likely to be on his preliminary list.

Position Player Club Age Caps
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel Nice (FRA) 35 86
Goalkeeper Frederick Ronnow Union Berlin (GER) 30 8
Goalkeeper Oliver Christensen  Hertha Berlin (GER) 23 1
Goalkeeper Peter Vindal Jensen AZ Alkmaar (NED) 24 0
Defender Andreas Christensen Barcelona (SPA) 26 58
Defender Simon Kjaer AC Milan (ITA) 33 121
Defender Jens Larsen Trabzonspor 31 49
Defender Jannik Vestergaard Leicester City (ENG) 30 35
Defender Alexander Bah  Benfica (POR) 24 4
Defender Joakim Maehle Atalanta (ITA) 25 31
Defender Joachim Andersen Crystal Palace (ENG) 26 19
Defender Victor Nelsson  Galatasaray (TUR) 24 7
Defender Rasmus Kristensen Leeds United (ENG) 25 10
Defender Nicolai Boilesen  Copenhagen (DEN) 30 22
Midfielder Philip Billing  Bournemouth (ENG) 26 3
Midfielder Christian Norgaard Brentford (ENG) 28 17
Midfielder Thomas Delaney  Sevilla (SPA) 26 20
Midfielder Christian Eriksen Manchester United (ENG) 30 117
Midfielder Daniel Wass Brondby (DEN) 33 44
Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Tottenham (ENG) 27 60
Midfielder Mathias Jensen  Brentford (ENG) 26 20
Midfielder Morten Hjulmand Lecce (ITA) 23 0
Midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard Brentford (ENG) 22 18
Midfielder Jesper Lindstrom Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 22 6
Midfielder Casper Nielsen  Club Brugge (BEL) 28 0
Midfielder Jens Stage  Werder Bremen (GER) 25 1
Midfielder Jens Jonsson AEK Athens (GRE) 29 5
Forward Robert Skov Hoffenheim (GER) 26 11
Forward Jonas Wind Wolfsburg (GER) 23 15
Forward Jacob Bruun Larsen Hoffenheim (GER) 24 6
Forward Andreas Cornelius  Copenhagen (DEN) 29 41
Forward Rasmus Hojlund Atlanta (ITA) 19 2
Forward Andreas Olsen Club Brugge (BEL) 22 23
Forward Pione Sisto  Midtjylland (DEN) 27 26
Forward Yussuf Poulsen  RB Leipzig (GER) 28 68
Forward Martin Braithwaite  Espanyol (SPA) 31 62
Forward Kasper Dolberg  Sevilla (SPA) 25 37

Final 26-man Denmark World Cup roster

Denmark are not scheduled to play again before the World Cup kicks off, so Hjulmand will likely already know his preferred starting lineup.

Here’s a projected look at a plausible 26-man roster, assuming all these players are fit and ready.

Position Player Club Age Caps
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel Nice (FRA) 35 86
Goalkeeper Frederick Ronnow Union Berlin (GER) 30 8
Goalkeeper Oliver Christensen  Hertha Berlin (GER) 23 1
Defender Andreas Christensen Barcelona (SPA) 26 58
Defender Simon Kjaer AC Milan (ITA) 33 121
Defender Jens Larsen Trabzonspor 31 49
Defender Jannik Vestergaard Leicester City (ENG) 30 35
Defender Joachim Andersen Crystal Palace (ENG) 26 19
Defender Victor Nelsson  Galatasaray (TUR) 24 7
Defender Rasmus Kristensen Leeds United (ENG) 25 10
Defender Joakim Maehle Atalanta (ITA) 25 31
Midfielder Christian Norgaard Brentford (ENG) 28 17
Midfielder Thomas Delaney  Sevilla (SPA) 26 20
Midfielder Christian Eriksen Manchester United (ENG) 30 117
Midfielder Casper Nielsen Club Brugge (BEL) 28 0
Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Tottenham (ENG) 27 60
Midfielder Mathias Jensen  Brentford (ENG) 26 20
Midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard Brentford (ENG) 22 18
Midfielder Jesper Lindstrom Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 22 6
Forward Robert Skov Hoffenheim (GER) 26 11
Forward Jonas Wind Wolfsburg (GER) 23 15
Forward Andreas Cornelius  Copenhagen (DEN) 29 41
Forward Rasmus Hojlund Atlanta (ITA) 19 2
Forward Andreas Olsen Club Brugge (BEL) 22 23
Forward Martin Braithwaite  Espanyol (SPA) 31 62
Forward Kasper Dolberg  Sevilla (SPA) 25 37

Denmark World Cup group

Eriksen and his teammates will be licking their lips at the sight of Group D. Back-to-back victories over France in the UEFA Nations League will strike fear into Didier Deschamps’ side, who will be desperate to avoid another shock exit as they suffered in Euro 2020.

Though not to be underestimated, the Danes should have enough firepower to overcome Tunisia and Australia.

Denmark Group D fixtures and match schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Tue, Nov. 22 Denmark vs. Tunisia 8 a.m. Education City Stadium
Sat, Nov. 26 France vs. Denmark 11 a.m. Stadium 974
Wed, Nov. 30 Australia vs. Denmark 10 a.m. Al Janoub Stadium

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