DENMARK

Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 -

THE BOSS AGE HAREIDE

A Scan­di­na­vian foot­ball ex­pert, the 64-year-old is the only man­ager to win the league ti­tle in Nor­way, Swe­den and Denmark. Manch­ester City and Nor­wich fans may re­mem­ber him from his brief stints as a de­fender in the early Eight­ies.

THE STAR CHRIS­TIAN ERIK­SEN

Denmark’s tal­is­man, who fired his na­tion to Rus­sia with a sen­sa­tional hat-trick against the Repub­lic of Ire­land in the play-offs. He has taken his game to an­other level with 14 goals in his most pro­lific sea­son yet for Spurs.

THE PROSPECT PIONE SISTO

The Ugan­dan­born winger, 23, was hailed as one of Europe’s hottest prospects when he scored for Midtjyl­land in their shock 2-1 win over Manch­ester United in 2016. He has since earned a move to Celta Vigo, notch­ing nine as­sists in La Liga this sea­son.

KEY STRENGTH

They are ca­pa­ble of huge per­for­mances when it mat­ters. Be­fore their 5-1 drub­bing of the Ir­ish, they turned over qual­i­fy­ing-group win­ners Poland 4-0.

BIG­GEST WEAK­NESS

They are hugely re­liant on Erik­sen (left) and Werder Bre­men mid­fielder Thomas De­laney for goals. The pair scored 12 of Denmark’s 20 in their group, with the side fail­ing to pick up a point when both men failed to find the net.

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