Team Preview: Denmark

FIFA Ranking: 10

Euro history: Denmark won Euro 1992 after being allowed in the tournament in place of Yugoslavia. The Danes failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

How they qualified: Denmark won Group H ahead of Portugal, Norway, Iceland and Cyprus. The Danes only allowed six goals in eight matches.

Group information and schedule: Denmark is in a group with Netherlands, Portugal and Germany. All three group matches will be played in the Ukraine.

June 9 vs. Netherlands in Kharkiv

June 13 vs. Portugal in Lviv

June 17 vs. Germany in Lviv

Early roster thoughts: Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, 101 caps, picked up an injury and will miss the tournament. Manchester United’s Anders Lindegaard is an option to start in the net. Denmark has two defenders playing at big clubs in Simon Kjaer (Roma) and Daniel Agger (Liverpool). Denmark only has two players on their roster that has recorded double-digit goals in international play. Forward Dennis Rommedahl has 21 goals in 115 appearances. Younger striker Nicklas Bendtner has 18 goals in 47 matches for Denmark. He plays his club soccer at Arsenal, but spent the 2011-2012 season on loan at Sunderland.

How they will do: Denmark got a nightmare draw. They are ranked 10 in the FIFA rankings, but that is the lowest ranking amongst Group B teams. If they find a way to make the quarterfinals it will probably be the biggest shock of the group stage.

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