Denmark, the surprise European champions in 1992, advanced to the semi-finals of Euro 2020, enjoying their best tournament performance since then. For the first time in twenty years, Denmark will be trying to make the most of qualifying for consecutive European Championships. Under head coach Kasper Hjulmand, the Danes advanced to the semifinals of the Euro 2020 tournament and will be hoping for a better showing following their group-stage exit at the 2022 World Cup.


Squad Announcement

Denmark have announced their squad for the UEFA Euro 2024. 

GoalkeeperKasper Schmeichel37Anderlecht
Frederik Ronnow31Union Berlin
Mads Hermansen23Leicester City
DefendersAndreas Christensen28Barcelona
Simon Kjaer35AC Milan
Joachim Andersen28Crystal Palace
Jannik Vestergaard31Leicester City
Victor Nelsson25Galatasaray
Alexander Bah26Benfica
Joakim Maehle27Wolfsburg
Rasmus Nissen Kristensen26Roma
Victor Kristiansen21Bologna
MidfieldersChristian Eriksen32Manchester United
Thomas Delaney32Anderlecht
Morten Hjulmand24Sporting Lisbon
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg28Tottenham
Christian Norgaard30Brentford
Mathias Jensen28Brentford
Mikkel Damsgaard23Brentford
Jacob Bruun Larsen25Burnley
Andreas Skov Olsen24Club Bruges
ForwardAnders Dreyer26Anderlecht
Kasper Dolberg26Anderlecht
Rasmus Hojlund21Manchester United
Jonas Wind25Wolfsburg
Yusuf Poulsen29Leipzig

Key Players and Profiles

Star Players

Here are some of the key players of Denmark’s UEFA Euro 2024 Squad.

Christian Eriksen

Some have questioned why Eriksen remains on his national side at age 32 and plays little for Manchester United. However, for football fans in Denmark and beyond, seeing Eriksen on the field this summer will be a heartwarming conclusion to a remarkable story that transcends sports.

His resilience and creative skills in Denmark’s midfield following his cardiac arrest during the last finals in 2021 have been truly inspirational, suggesting he still has much to offer and may be a key player at Euro 2024.

Joachim Andersen

Joachim Andersen was a vital cog in Crystal Palace’s top-half finish in the Premier League this season. The 27-year-old defender played every game for the London-based club and ensured their defensive record was one of the best in their history ever.

He can also score goals and he showed it in PL when he netted twice and provided three assists in the competition. He is just the kind of talent Denmark needs in UEFA Euro 2024. 

Jannik Vestergaard

Jannik Vestergaard was one of the main reasons behind Leicester City’s promotion to the Premier League this season. The Centre-back featured in all the games for the 2016 PL champions in the Championship which the team won by a comfortable margin.

Although age is not on his side, expect a spirited outing from the Dane considering he will become a Premier League player soon. 

Young Talent

Rasmus Hojlund

Rasmus Hojlund arrived at Manchester United ahead of the season and struggled for form for quite some time. However, once the Dane settled into United’s environment, he started scoring goals for fun, even having a better shot-conversion percentage than PL Golden Boot winner Erling Haaland. He will lead the charge for Denmark in the UEFA Euro 2024. 

Mikkel Damsgaard

Mikkel Damsgaard didn’t have quite a successful season with Brentford in the Premier League. However, he managed to help his side stay afloat in the top tier of English football.

Moreover, people forget that the midfielder is merely 23 years old and has a lot of time before he hits his peak. Don’t be surprised if Damsgaard chooses UEFA Euro 2024 to announce his arrival in world football. 

Team Strategy and Tactics

Kasper Hjulmand, the Denmark coach, has seen highs and lows as both a player and a manager. Hjulmand was a promising defender who was forced to retire at 26 years old due to an injury.

However, after a promising club career as a manager, he joined the Danish national side in 2020. He delivered massively in his first major project, the Euro 2020 where Denmark reached the semi-finals against everyone’s expectations. However, the Danes crashed out of the group stage in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 

Formation and Playing Style

Hjulmand is a clever tactician who likes to keep his opponents guessing about his formation. However, there seems to be a pattern in his thought process. For teams that are stronger than Denmark, Hjulmand prefers a 3-5-2 formation where the wing backs does the dual role of helping attackers with the ball and making a 5-man defence off it. However, for teams against whom Denmark gets an advantage, Hjulmand prefers a more attacking 4-3-3. 

Denmark’s past Euro performances

Denmark have made 9 appearances in Euros till date. Their best success came in 1992 when they won the 1992 UEFA Euro tournament against everyone’s expectations. However, they have been largely inconsistent in the tournament. Their best finish since being champions in 1992 occurred in the Euro 2020 when they finished as semi-finalists. 

Recent Matches

Denmark had a fantastic Euro 2024 qualifier campaign, losing just two games and topping the group on the basis of a better head-to-head record against second-placed Slovenia. Hjulmand’s side conceded only 10 goals during their campaign and scored 19 winning seven games out of 10. They also won their last friendly match against Faroe Island but drew 0-0 against Switzerland before. 

Match Schedule and Fixtures

Denmark Euro 2024 Fixtures 

Denmark have been placed in Group C of the UEFA Euro 2024 along with Slovenia, Serbia and England. 

Potential Knockout Stage matches

  • If Denmark top their group, they will face one of the third-placed teams of Groups D, E or F. 
  • If Denmark finish at second place of their Group, they will have to face the winners of Group A which can be either one of Germany, Scotland, Hungary or Switzerland. 
  • If they finish at the third place and still qualify to the knockout stages, they will have to face either the winners of Group E or Group F. 

Historical Squads

The Danish national football team has competed in nine UEFA European Championships and has claimed one championship. They finished fourth in the 1964 tournament, which was their first competition. Denmark won their first major tournament title when they defeated Germany 2-0 in the UEFA Euro 1992 final in Sweden. In the winning squad of 1992, Denmark took a 20-man contingent with Kasper Schmeichel’s father Peter Schmeichel leading the charge. The UEFA Euro 2024 will be their 10th appearance in the competition.

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