Denmark has qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. They gained entry into the tournament by beating rivals Sweden on the 10th of October 2009.
The Danish National Football team is currently ranked at #16 on the FIFA Rankings. Denmark made it into the round of the last 16 teams in the 1986 FIFA World Cup (hosted by Mexico) and 2002 FIFA World Cup (hosted by South Korea / Japan). The country also made it to the quarter finals of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France (their best performance ever in a FIFA World Cup tournament). Denmark has appeared in 7 European Championship tournaments (since 1964) and have won it once (in 1992). They also achieved victory in the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup (beating Argentina 2 – 0). Morten Olsen has been the coach of the Danish National Football team since 2000.
Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is the most capped Danish footballer in history. He represented Denmark 129 times between 1987 and 2001. Poul Nielsen is the highest scoring player in Danish football history. He scored 52 goals in 38 matches between 1910 and 1925. Denmark has been a solidly competitive side in international soccer since the 1980s. We think that they will do well in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They will probably make the round of the last 16 teams.
Denmark has been scheduled to play in the following 3 group matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup:
- Denmark vs The Netherlands – 14 June 2010 @ Soccer City, Johannesburg – Kickoff at 13:30
- Denmark vs Cameroon – 19 June 2010 – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria – Kickoff at 20:30
- Denmark vs Japan – 24 June 2010 – Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg – Kickoff at 20:30