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DenmarkParticipating Teams in the Euro Football 2024 Tournament

Denmark will take part in this summer’s 2024 European Championship football tournament. They shocked Europe by winning the competition in 1992, but how far can they go 32 years later?  

In this Danish national team Euro preview, we look back on their memorable 1992 victory, analyse their expected performances in Germany, and see how they qualified for the 2024 European Championship. 

The Danish Football Team in the Euro Football Tournament

Denmark have competed in the Euro Cup nine times, reaching the last four on four occasions. Their first appearance was in Spain back in 1964, which was the second edition of the championships. They lost two games and finished in fourth place. 

Denmark then had a long break from the European Championship finals, as they failed to qualify for the next four. However, they were back with a bang in France in 1984, reaching the semi-finals and taking the bronze medal. 

Denmark surprised a few on French soil. They picked up two wins to follow France through to the knockout phase from Group 1. However, they lost to Spain on penalties in the semi-finals in Lyon.

The 1988 tournament in Germany was nothing to write home about, but the Danes went all the way four years later in Sweden. 

They failed to qualify, with Yugoslavia taking the top spot in their group. However, the Yugoslavians were later banned from the Euro competition, and Denmark were awarded their place in Sweden. 

Determined to make the most of their wildcard entry, the Danish national team started with a solid 0-0 draw with England in Malmo. They followed that up with a narrow loss to the hosts, though a 2-1 win over France on the final day put them through to the knockout phase. 

Denmark were the underdogs in their semi-final match with Netherlands, but they took the lead twice in the eventual 2-2 draw. The tie went to penalties, and the Danish players held their nerve to secure a 5-4 shootout victory. 

The mighty Germany were waiting in the final in Gothenburg, and the Danes stunned the favourites. A goal in either half was enough to give Denmark a famous 2-0 victory. 

The Danes have never replicated those dizzy heights, only managing one quarter-final until the 2020 version. In 1988, 1996, 2000, and 2008, Denmark were eliminated in the group stage. They also failed to qualify for the 2008 edition in Austria and Switzerland. 

This summer, Denmark will be participating in their tenth Euro finals. Only Germany, France, Spain, England, Czech Republic, and Italy have competed in more. They were seeded in Pot 2 alongside Hungary, Turkey, Romania, Albania, and Austria.

Denmark have been drawn into a tough group at the 2024 European Championship, as they will face England, Serbia, and Slovenia. Nevertheless, they will fancy their chances of claiming a top-two place in Group C. 

Denmark’s campaign gets up and running with a matchup against the Slovenians on June 16th. The Danes will be the favourites, but Slovenia could be a tough nut to crack at the MHPArena. 

After their opener in Stuttgart, Denmark will go head-to-head with England in the standout Group C game on June 20th. The winners in Frankfurt could go on to secure first place in the group. 

These two teams met in the semi-finals of the 2020 European Championship, with the Three Lions nicking a 2-1 win after extra time. Denmark will be out for revenge at the Waldstadion this summer. 

Their third Group C fixture will be against Serbia at the Allianz Arena in Munich on June 25th. The Serbians have a strong squad and could cause a few issues, although the Danes will back themselves to get the job done. 

England are expected to win the group, but the battle for second place promises to be thrilling. First and second are guaranteed a place in the knockouts, while third place could also be enough. 

Denmark’s Road to the European Championship 2024

Denmark were drawn into Group H for Euro qualifying 2024. They went up against Slovenia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Northern Ireland, and San Marino. Before a ball was kicked, the Red and Whites were fancied to win the group. 

They kicked off their campaign in March with a convincing 3-1 home win over Finland. Two late goals took the game away from the Finns at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. 

Three days later, the Danes crashed to a shock defeat to Kazakhstan. They were 2-0 up at the break, but a disastrous second half saw the Kazakhstanis turn the game on its head and secure a famous 3-2 victory in Astana. 

Denmark needed to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking, and they did exactly that against Northern Ireland in June. A goal two minutes into the second half gave Denmark a 1-0 win in Copenhagen. 

A few days later, the Danish national team dropped two points in Ljubljana. However, after going a goal down to Slovenia midway through the first half, they showed fighting spirit to get back level and grab a point. 

September proved to be a pivotal month, as they picked up back-to-back wins over San Marino and Finland. They hammered San Marino 4-0 at the Parken before securing a narrow 1-0 victory against Finland at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. 

Two more wins in October put them in pole position to secure a qualification place. First up, the Danes beat Kazakhstan 3-1 at home. They then claimed a narrow 2-1 away win against San Marino in Serravalle. 

Qualification was officially confirmed on November 17th, as Denmark picked up a 2-1 home win against Slovenia. They showed plenty of grit and determination to get over the line in front of their home fans. 

On the final day of qualifying, Denmark were beaten by Northern Ireland in Belfast. However, the job was already done, and the Danes finished above the Slovenians on head-to-head points. 

Overall, they accumulated 22 points from a possible 30, scoring 19 goals to boot. They won seven, lost two, and drew one. Finishing in the top two was the priority, and they secured the top spot and finished well clear of third place. It was a very successful qualifying campaign for the Danish national team. 

Denmark’s Recent Euro Performances

The class of 1992 wrote their names into the history books when they went all the way against the odds in the 1992 European Championships in Sweden. However, things have not been great for the Danish football side since. 

Many teams have tried and failed to replicate the success of ’92, but Denmark came close in the 2020 edition a few years ago. In fact, they were very unlucky not to have reached the 2020 European Championship final. 

Denmark made a bad start to Group B in front of their home fans. They suffered a 1-0 loss to Finland, which was followed up with a 2-1 defeat to Belgium. 

However, despite staring elimination down the face, they rallied and secured a vital victory on matchday three. The Danes ran riot against the Russians in Copenhagen, sealing an impressive 4-1 win. Denmark, Finland, and Russia all finished on three points, but the Danes went through on the head-to-head record. 

In the knockout phase, Denmark went up against Wales in Amsterdam. In the 2016 Euro Championship, the Welsh reached the last four. However, Denmark made light work of the Dragons, romping to a 4-0 win in the Dutch capital. 

Denmark then booked their place in the semi-finals with a narrow win against Czech Republic in Baku. The Danes raced into a 2-0 lead and survived a late Czech fightback to hold on to a 2-1 win. 

England were waiting at Wembley Stadium in the semi-finals and the odds were stacked against the Danes. Nevertheless, Denmark were quick out of the blocks in London, and a 30th-minute goal gave them a surprise lead. 

A disappointing own goal put the hosts back on level terms before half time, but neither team could find a winner in the 90 minutes. The tie went to extra time, and the Three Lions were awarded a contentious penalty in the 104th minute. Harry Kane’s spot kick was saved, but the striker gobbled up the rebound to put England through. 

Denmark officially finished in third place, while the Three Lions were beaten by the Italians in the final. It was Denmark’s best Euro showing since winning the competition in 1992. 

Denmark’s Chances of Winning the 2024 European Championship

Denmark have certainly been on the rise in recent years. They have qualified for the last two World Cups and reached the semi-finals of the last Euro Championship. They also won their 2024 European Championship qualifying group. 

Although the Red and Whites are not among the favourites to win this year’s tournament, they could be a dark horse in Germany. At the very least, Denmark will be looking to get out of their group. Here at Unibet, you can get competitive odds and bet on all three of the Danes’ group matches, including the tasty affair with England on June 20th.

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