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You might have to go all the way back to 1962 to find the last time a team retained the World Cup, but still, don’t expect the rest of Group D to underperform France.
If Didier Deschamps’ team can replicate the feats of brazil 50 years ago remains up for discussion but with any team Kylian Mbappé i Real Madrid‘s Karim Benzema on the side they must be taken very seriously.
Denmark will provide a tough test, especially after impressing at the last European Championship with a run to the quarter-finals, and should qualify with the French, albeit without expecting anything from Tunisia or Australia in such a tough group, there could be some twists and turns along the way.
Everything you need to know Denmark:
Three things you need to know about Denmark
Alexi Lalas gives three things to know about Denmark ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Coach: Kasper Hjulmand
Higher finish: Quarter Finals (1998)
End 2018: Round of 16
FOX betting odds: +2800
Key players: Mikkel Damsgaard, Christian EriksenSimon Kjaer
What we are excited to see: It will be great to see Christian Eriksen back playing international football after his shocking collapse at the European Championship. The football world was stunned when the Manchester United The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest but has made a full recovery and remains a key man for Denmark.
What does success look like: Quarter finals
Everything from Achilles: Surprisingly, he could be a goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, long one of the most important members of the staff. Schmeichel has been in spotty form since he left City of Leicester for the French club beautiful. He is in danger of losing his first team at club level.
X Factor: Eintracht Frankfurt star Jesper Lindström he is one of the Bundesliga’s rising stars and will provide a spark for Denmark in Qatar. A great dribbler and box of tricks, Lindstrom adds some real cutting edge in attack and can play on the wing and also more centrally if needed.
Group D preview: France, Australia, Tunisia and Denmark
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break down Group C at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel, Oliver Christensen, Frederik Ronnow
defenders: Simon Kjaer, Joachim Andersen, Joakim Maehle, Andreas Christensen, Rasmus Kristensen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Victor Nelsson, Daniel Wass, Alexander Bah
midfieldersThomas Delaney, Mathias Jensen, Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Christian Norgaard
in front: Andreas Skov Olsen, Jesper Lindstrom, Andreas Cornelius, Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg, Mikkel Damsgaard, Jonas Wind, Robert Skov, Yussuf Poulsen
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