Euro 2012 alternative team guide: Denmark
10 word description: Good side find themselves made outsiders thanks to terrible draw.
Coach: Morten Olsen
Olsen is a true institution of Denmark’s national setup. One of the greatest Danish players of all time, he’s been in charge of the national team since 2000. You don’t need us to tell you that’s a long time to keep any job in football, let alone international football.
Star man: Christian Eriksen
Danish football’s wonderkid for some time, Eriksen is now aged 20 and will be looking to make a real mark on Euro 2012. His form for Ajax – at home and in Europe – and his international career to date proves he can cut it at the top level.
Prem connections: Thomas Sorensen (Stoke City), Anders Lindergaard (Manchester United), Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal), Daniel Agger (Liverpool). Plus Christian Poulsen (ex-Liverpool), Dennis Rommedahl (ex-Charlton Atheltic) and Lars Jacobsen (ex-Everton, Blackburn and West Ham).
Comedy name potential: Andreas Bjelland.
Fun country fact: Denmark has no mountains. The closest thing is a hill called Møllehøj, which stands at 170 metres.
Anthem / rating: Der Er Et Yndigt Land / 6 out of 10
Most hymn-like. It wouldn’t get us pumped up (not that the version in the video particular hels), but maybe it works for the Danes. We’ve certainly heard worse/