World Cup Football Boots: Denmark
Fifa Ranking: 36
Path Ahead of the World Cup
Denmark finished top of their qualifying group – but that doesn’t tell the full story. The Danish beat Portugal in a dramatic game that saw 4 goals in the last 10 minutes to finish 3-2. But a draw against Albania and a loss to Hungary saw things get hairy for the Danes – who managed to scrape to the top of the table by 2 points.
Jon Dahl Tomasson and Dennis Rommedahl
Jon Dahl Tomasson is starting to hit his twilight years as a player – returning to Feyenoord 2 seasons ago has given the ex-AC Milan man a new lease on life, scoring 9 in 13 games in 08-09 and 8 in 17 in 09-10. Tomasson will be who the Danes look to in a pinch as he looks to increase his 51 goal total at international level.
Since singing up for the job in 2000 Mortin Orsen is one of the longest serving managers in the tournament. Favouring a flexible style of management. Orsen is unafraid of deploying his aging Danish team in a variety of formations depending on the opponent.
Prediction: Would be lucky to get out of this tough group!