Euro 2012 team guide: Group B – Denmark

Everything you need to know about Group B competitors Denmark

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COACH: Morten Olsen

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WORLD RANKING: 10

QUALIFIED: Group H winners

BEST EURO FINISH: Winners (1992)

FORMATION: 4-2-3-1

PLAYING STYLE: Direct

STRONGEST LINE-UP:

STRENGTHS: They have the same team spirit and never-say-die attitude of the Denmark team which won the tournament in 1992.

WEAKNESSES: Where are the goals going to come from? Their one-up-top strategy will not exactly strike fear into the opposition, especially if Nicklas Bendtner picks up a knock as there’s no obvious replacement.

TEAM RATING:

STAR PLAYER:

Christian Eriksen

Position: Midfielder

Age: 20

Club: Ajax

In a team full of hard workers, it is Eriksen who provides the flair and creativity. He could be worth £20 million by July.

THE CAPTAIN:

Daniel Agger

Liverpool’s tough-nut centre-back is the heart and leader of the Danish side. The 27-year-old is fast approaching 50 caps for his country.

DENMARK FACTS:

Capital: Copenhagen
Population: 5.6 million
Official language: Danish
Best ever player: Michael Laudrup

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