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Denmark


Federation founded: 1889
FIFA member since: 1904
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red and white
Nicknames: Danish Dynamite, Olsenbanden (The Olsen gang)
World Cups qualified for: 4 (of 20)
Best results: Quarterfinal 1998

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 16 W 8 D 2 L 6 GF 27 GA 24 Pts 26
Denmark are 25th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 Did not enter
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Round of 16 9 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Round of 16 10 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 First round 24 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers
* Denmark entered first time for the 1958 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1998
Biggest win 6-1 vs Uruguay 1986
Biggest loss 1-5 vs Spain 1986
Most wins in a row 3
Most losses in a row 2
Longest unbeaten run 3
Longest run without win 2
Longest run qualifying 2 (1998-02)
Longest run not qualifying 7 (1958-82)
Penalty shoot-outs -
DEN vs Europe W3 - D0 - L4
DEN vs South America W2 - D0 - L1
DEN vs Asia W1 - D0 - L1
DEN vs Africa W2 - D2 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Martin Jørgensen 11 1998-10
Thomas Helveg 9 1998-02
Michael Laudrup 9 1986-98
Ebbe Sand 8 1998-02
Jan Heintze 7 1998-02
Dennis Rommedahl 7 2002-10
Thomas Sørensen 7 2002-10

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Jon Dahl Tomasson 5 2002-10
Preben Elkjær-Larsen 4 1986
Jesper Olsen 3 1986
Brian Laudrup 2 1998
Michael Laudrup 2 1986-98
Dennis Rommedahl 2 2002-10


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1986 1R Scotland W 1-0 1R Uruguay W 6-1 1R West Germany W 2-0 2R Spain L 1-5 1998 1R Saudi Arabia W 1-0 1R South Africa D 1-1 1R France L 1-2 2R Nigeria W 4-1 QF Brazil L 2-3 2002 1R Uruguay W 2-1 1R Senegal D 1-1 1R France W 2-0 2R England L 0-3 2010 1R Netherlands L 0-2 1R Cameroon W 2-1 1R Japan L 1-3



 

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