Euro 1992, “historic” win, Eriksen on top: 5 facts about Denmark
The France team faces Denmark this Sunday evening in Copenhagen as part of the League of Nations (8:45 p.m.).
Euro 1992 winner
It is the pinnacle of their military prowess. During the European championship in 1992, Denmark managed to pull off an unexpected victory. The team led by Richard Miller Nielsen reached the last four by snatching second place in group 1, behind Sweden, ahead of neither more nor less than France and England. The team was drafted a few days before the start of the competition to replace Yugoslavia, which was excluded due to the war and the embargo imposed by the UN. After eliminating the Netherlands in the semi-finals on penalties (2-2, 5 pens to 4), the Danes went on to win the first continental title in their nation’s history by defeating the German team (0-2) to claim the championship. West Germany had previously won the World Cup in 1990. In addition to this, Denmark won the Confederations Cup in 1995, which is another prestigious trophy the country has won.
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A first official match against France
The Danish national football team is one the football teams that have been around for almost a century. The Red and Whites played in their first official match on October 19, 1908, at the London Olympics. Before that, they had joined Fifa in 1904 and played in their first match the same year. A contentious encounter with the Blues, whom they defeated with a score of nine to zero, leaving no room for error. It should be noted that the two choices came into conflict once more three days later. And the Danes took advantage of the situation to achieve their greatest ever victory in their nation’s history (17-1).
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Kasper Schmeichel, in the name of the father
He is widely considered to be a Danish footballing icon. Peter Schmeichel, a former goalkeeper for Manchester United, not only made history for his national team by winning Euro 1992 (after making a crucial save in the semi-finals during the penalty shootout against the Netherlands), but he also currently holds the record for the most appearances with the Red and White national team (129). But even if his time on the international stage came to an end at the turn of the century, his son Kasper Schmeichel picked up where his father left off in 2001. Indeed, since 2013, the current goalkeeper for OGC Nice, who is having a difficult start to the season, has been protecting the colors of his country. He currently has 84 victories under his belt. At the age of 35, it is unlikely that he will be able to exceed the record that was established by his father.
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A “historic” victory against the Blues last June
June 3, 2022. Stade de France. The Blues are taken aback by Denmark on the very first day of the group stage of the League of Nations competition. If Karim Benzema opens the scoring after returning from the locker room (51e), on a serve from Christopher Nkunku, Kasper Hjulmand’s men managed to overthrow the game through Andreas Cornelius, who entered the game at the hour mark and scored twice. If Karim Benzema opens the scoring after returning from the locker room (51e), on a serve from Christopher Nkunku (68e and 88e). A triumph that will go down in the annals of history for the Red and White, who had not prevailed over the French national team since June 11, 2002, during a match that took place during the group stage of the World Cup.
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Christian Eriksen is back on top
The image itself had been unsettling. Christian Eriksen passed out on the grass on the 12th of June, 2021, while Denmark was playing Finland in a match for the Euro 2020 tournament. The offensive midfielder had suffered a heart arrest, but thanks to the quick response of the medical staff, he was able to survive. His professional standing was in jeopardy to a significant degree. However, after having surgery to have a defibrillator installed, the former footballer who once played for Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham made his comeback to the field during the winter of 2016–2017 while playing for Brentford. A fruitful brief stint as a freelancer earned him the attention of Manchester United during this summer’s training camp. And by the directives of Erik ten Hag, the Dane has positioned himself as one of the most important components of the Red Devils’ labor thanks to the technical qualities and tactical knowledge he possesses. A stunning triumph over death. Because of this, the Blues will need to keep a tight eye on him, as well Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham) and Andreas Skov Olsen (FC Bruges), who are also responsible for a strong start to the season.
The most stunning contrasts that may be found between France and Denmark
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