Denmark are back! Can they make an impact at the World Cup?

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After an unusual absence from the World Cup, Denmark will be looking to make amends in South Africa this summer. Three previous appearances at the finals have been relatively successful – reaching the second round twice, and the quarter-finals once. However, their biggest national success to date was securing the 1992 UEFA European Championships – a truly historic triumph for the country, its fans, and the team itself.

In the 1998 FIFA World Cup, they were unlucky in losing to the eventual finalists Brazil in the quarter finals, and in Euro 2004, they played some exceptional football before being knocked out by a strong and in-form Czech Republic side, again, in the quarter finals. Head coach Morten Olsen will be hoping striker and captain Jon Dahl Tomasson will be on form to lead his men to at least the knockout phase in South Africa.

This feat isn’t unrealistic as the squad boasts some big names and some exceptional talent. Daniel Agger, of Liverpool, has proven he’s one of the finest defenders the Premier League has to offer, and the midfield trio of Daniel Jensen from Werder Bremen, Christian Poulsen from Juventus, and Dennis Rommedahl from Ajax provide an excellent mix of experience, defensive gusto, and attacking flair.

It is likely that the aforementioned Tomasson will line up alongside Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner up front, and they’ll need all the firepower they’ve got if they’re to overcome their first round group games against the excellent Netherlands, Japan, and the physical strength of Cameroon. If you want to check out football betting for the World Cup then visit Party Bets today.

  • Ian

    I think Peter Lovenkrands will be able to contribute as well as a change of pace

  • http://twitter.com/flemmingdoerken Flemming Dørken

    It’s actually no certainty at all that Jon Dahl Tomasson is even going to the World Cup and I think Løvenkrands may be even farther away from going. Besides those two guys and Niklas Bendtner (who is definitely going if he isn’t injured) there are such guys as Mads Junker (who has scored 21 goals in the Dutch league) and the massive talent of Christian Eriksen from Ajax (I hope he’s going) and I think many Danes would want Morten Olsen to bring at least a few players from the Danish League as well. Personally, I think I’d take Løvenkrands over Rommedahl, but Morten Olsen seems to be in love with Rommedahl as a player. Never leaves him out no matter how badly he plays. And I also hope Junker is going rather than Tomasson, Junker is on a roll in Holland and Tomasson is just getting too old.
    Anyway, thanks for writing a separate article about Denmark’s chances in the World Cup :)