In just under a month Denmark take on Finland LIVE at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, in their second UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 fixture of the tournament.
Denmark are back at the UEFA Women’s Euros after not qualifying for the 2019 World Cup under controversial circumstances, meaning the EURO 2017 runners up will be looking to go one better this summer. Spearheaded by the one time world record signing, Pernille Harder of Chelsea, Denmark will look to support their star player with younger, hungry, and talented up and coming stars.
‘The Red and White’ were one of the early adopters on women’s football, winning European and world titles in the 1970s as well as making the inaugural EURO Semi finals in 1984 as well as the first World Cup quarter final in 1991. Despite not appearing at the World Cup since 2007, Denmark have consistently been a feature at the EUROs.
The Scandinavian country qualified for EURO 2022 as Group winners, remaining unbeaten having scored the joint most goals in qualifying (48) along with group members, Spain, who also scored 48. The Danes will have to be at the fine and free scoring best to get out of what is expected to be the trickiest group.
Friday 8th July – vs Germany | 9pm KO, Brentford
Tuesday 12th July – vs Finland | 6pm KO, Stadium MK (Click here to book tickets)
Saturday 16th July – vs Denmark | 9pm KO, Brentford
FIFA World Ranking: 25
Women’s Euro Best finish: Runners-Up (2017)
Women’s World Cup Best Finish: Quarter Finals (1995 & 1991)
Head Coach: Lars Sondergaard
Captain: Pernille Harder
Most Capped Player: Katrine Pedersen (210 appearances, 1994 - 2013
All Time Top Goal Scorer: Pernille Harder (68 goals, 2009 – Present)
Key Player – Pernille Harder
Team captain and all-time record goal scorer, Harder has enjoyed success at club level. The 29 year old has been a main stay in the Denmark side since the age of 16, when she made her debut. The attacking midfielder found the net 12 times last season with 7 assists as her club, Chelsea, won the Super League and FA Cup double. The two time UEFA Women’s Player of the Year will look to fire Denmark out of a tough group.
One to Watch – Katherine Kuhl
At just 18 years old, the Central midfielder is the rising star people are talking about. Playing her football at Nordsjaelland, Kuhl is one of Denmark’s next big stars. A technical midfielder who plays with no fear has already, at just 18, made that centre midfield spot her own in the Denmark squad.
One to Watch – Emma Snerle
One of four Women’s Super League players in the Denmark squad, Snerle plays her football with West Ham United, recently signing for the east London club. The 21-year-old has been labelled as the next Pernille Harder, showing similar traits and qualities. The ability to break through the lines and the ability to play a number of positions puts Snerle on the teamsheet in a variety of positions.
Don’t forget you can watch Denmark live at Stadium MK, this July.