Denmark 2022 World Cup Squad

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After a hugely successful qualification campaign, which included nine victories in ten games, Kasper Hjulmand’s formidable Denmark team will arrive at World Cup 2022 as dark horses and a deep surge into the tournament’s latter stages could be in the works for De Rød-Hvide.

The Danes were beaten semi-finalists at Euro 2020 last year, where their dynamic performances captured the imagination of supporters everywhere and placed alongside a favourable set of opponents in Group D (France, Australia and Tunisia), bit things are expected again in Qatar.

Below, we’ve pieced together a detailed analysis of the confirmed members of Denmark’s World Cup squad for Qatar 2022, highlighted some key players to watch out for and assembled a collection of Danish betting tips for your punting pleasure.

Denmark World Cup Squad 2022

Head Coach Kasper Hjulmand took the unusual step of naming just 21 of the 26-member party that Denmark will take to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, while there are still gaps to fill, the country’s most high-profile performers are all in place.

Denmark World Cup 2022 goalkeepers

At the time of writing, Kasper Hjulmand has named only two goalkeepers in his squad for the World Cup, which suggests that a third stopper will be among the final names added to the list a little closer to the tournament.

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Oliver Christensen
  • Frederik Ronnow

36-year-old vice-captain Kasper Schmeichel is a two-tournament veteran having played between the sticks for Denmark at World Cup 2018 and Euro 2020. The ex-Leicester City star has amassed 86 caps for the Danes and his experience is a hugely valuable resource for Hjulmand.

Back-up option Oliver Christensen has won only one cap for Denmark, but at just 23, he has at least another decade in which to collect more. Union Berlin’s Frederik Rønnow could be the third and final goalkeeper added to Denmark’s roster for Qatar.

Leicester City and Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel

Denmark World Cup squad – defenders

Denmark conceded just three goals in ten qualification fixtures to earn a spot at World Cup 2022 and a similar level of water-tight defensive work in Qatar should provide them with an excellent platform for success.

  • Simon Kjaer
  • Joachim Andersen
  • Joakim Maehle
  • Andreas Christensen
  • Rasmus Kristensen
  • Jens Stryger Larsen
  • Victor Nelsson
  • Daniel Wass
  • Alexander Bah

Confirmed midfielders in Denmark’s World Cup squad

In the midfield engine room, Denmark are lucky enough to have a collection of savvy operators. The variety of tools at their disposal looks balanced, with a nice mix of grafters and technicians. Denmark enjoyed an average of 61.8% possession in their qualification matches – a figure that highlights their midfielders’ comfort on the ball.

  • Thomas Delaney
  • Mathias Jensen
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
  • Christian Norgaard

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen

Denmark World Cup 2022 squad – forwards

On to the attackers then and Denmark have already named five forwards in their squad for the World Cup with the expectation that at least two more will be added in soon. The Danes like to share the goal-scoring responsibility around and 18 different players chipped to contribute to their 30-goal haul during qualification.

  • Andreas Skov Olsen
  • Jesper Lindstrom
  • Andreas Cornelius
  • Martin Braithwaite
  • Kasper Dolberg
  • Mikkel Damsgaard
  • Jonas Wind
  • Robert Skov
  • Yussuf Poulsen

Key players in Denmark’s World Cup squad

Teamwork and selflessness are core values for Denmark, though they do have a spine of players that tend to garner more responsibility than others. Below, we’ve shone the spotlight on some of the Danish stars expected to dazzle at World Cup 2022.

Christian Eriksen – Christian Eriksen has long been a talismanic figure for Denmark and the 30-year-old has a knack for producing game-defining moments on the biggest occasions for his country. Eriksen has scored 39 times in 117 appearances for the Danes and this nation will look to the Man Utd playmaker for inspiration again in Qatar.

Simon Kjaer – Physically imposing defender Simon Kjaer has been a rock at the back for Denmark since making his international debut all the way back in 2009 and the 33-year-old will skipper his country in Qatar. Kjaer won the Serie A title with AC Milan last season and despite his advancing years, he is still as dependable as ever.

2018 world cup

Group D: How Did Denmark Fare at the World Cup 2022?

Probably one of the biggest disappointments at World Cup has been Denmark, who many saw as a dark horse to go far. Despite having just one point after the first two rounds, Denmark still had a chance to get to the next stage with a win over Australia. And while many saw this as an easy job for Denmark, Australians didn't agree with that assessment and managed not only to avoid a loss, but to grab a win and a place in the Round of 16. Overall, an extremely disappointing tournament for Denmark.

Group D Final Standings

Team Matches Played Points Goals For Goals Against

1. France





2. Australia





3. Tunisia





4. Denmark





Denmark World Cup Squad FAQs

Have Denmark won the World Cup before?

No, Denmark have never got their hands on the World Cup, though they did win the European Championship in 1992.

Who is the leading scorer in Denmark’s squad?

With 39 goals, Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen is the leading scorer in Denmark’s squad.

Who is Denmark’s manager?

Kasper Hjulmand has been in charge of Denmark since his appointment in 2020.

Have Denmark played at a World Cup before?

Yes. Denmark have competed at five World Cup tournaments in their history. Their best-ever run was to the quarter-finals in 1998.

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Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.