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Denmark's expectations at the 2018 World Cup (3:44)
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12dNick Ames

Denmark: Eriksen can take Danes to last 16

Denmark had to qualify through the playoff, but with Christian Eriksen as the focal point, Denmark are not a side to sleep on in Russia.

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12dAssociated Press

Krohn-Dehli, Bendtner in early Denmark squad

Denmark coach Age Hareide has picked World Cup veterans Michael Krohn-Dehli and Nicklas Bendtner for his 35-man preliminary squad.

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61dChris Wright

Denmark to wear patchwork shirt

Denmark plan to wear a special, one-off strip for their match with Chile.

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64dLiam Twomey

Denmark send Christensen home with fatigue

The 21-year-old did not feature in Denmark's 1-0 friendly win over Panama on Thursday, and will now rest rather than play Chile on Tuesday.

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129dChris Wright

Bendtner's shirtless horseback shot

The Denmark international and ex-Arsenal striker marked his birthday by sharing a shirtless, horseback glamour shot on his social media channels.

176dIan Holyman

France's Deschamps: 'Could've been worse'

France coach Didier Deschamps acknowledged Les Bleus' World Cup group "could have been worse" for his heavily fancied side.

176dNick Miller

Fearsome France should go far

France, Australia, Peru and Denmark make up World Cup Group C. Here's what to look for -- and you can vote for your winner.

Group C - France draw three playoff teams (2:20)
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192dESPN staff

Hareide thanks Ireland for 'giving us space'

Denmark manager Age Hareide thanked Republic of Ireland for giving Christian Eriksen the space within which to thrive.

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192dDan Kilpatrick

Eriksen deserves place among world's elite

Denmark's unassuming playmaker deserves huge credit for finding another level - he now belongs among the elite of world football.

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192dChris Wright

Denmark celebrate with beer shower

Christian Eriksen and company soaked Jacobson to the bone, with the ex-Everton defender forced to stand there at the pundits' table and soak it up.

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193dESPN staff

Eriksen: Hat trick highlight for 'whole life'

Christian Eriksen was delighted to play a major part as his stunning hat trick helped fire Denmark to the 2018 World Cup.

193dJohn Brewin

Eriksen leads Denmark to World Cup

Christian Eriksen's hat trick was too much for Ireland as Denmark booked their World Cup spot with a 5-1 win, writes John Brewin in Dublin.

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193dESPN staff

Eriksen magic puts Denmark in World Cup

Christian Eriksen's hat trick helped Denmark qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a 5-1 win over Republic of Ireland.

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193dJohn Brewin

Ireland must frustrate Denmark

Commitment to the collective, coupled with frustrating their opponent, is Ireland's route to Russia.

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194dJohn Brewin

Denmark boss doesn't expect an open Ireland

Denmark coach Age Hareide doesn't expect Ireland to play attacking football when the teams meet again on Tuesday night for a place at the World Cup.

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195dMark Ogden

Eriksen: Reaching WC would beat Real win

Christian Eriksen says leading Denmark to the World Cup with a playoff win against Ireland would eclipse beating Real Madrid with Tottenham.

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196dMark Ogden

Schmeichel: Denmark's pitch 'horrendous'

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel described the Parken Stadium pitch as "horrendous" after the Republic of Ireland secured a 0-0 draw.

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196dMark Ogden

Ireland frustrate Denmark in 0-0 draw

Ireland's plan seemed to work in Copenhagen as Martin O'Neill's side shut Christian Eriksen down and earned a 0-0 playoff first-leg draw.

Goalkeepers stand tall as Denmark, Ireland draw (0:43)
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196dPA Sport

Rep of Ireland hold Denmark to 0-0 draw

The Republic of Ireland held Denmark to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their UEFA World Cup playoff in Copenhagen on Saturday night.

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198dMark Ogden

Eriksen biggest danger to Ireland - Kilbane

Christian Eriksen is the greatest threat to Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup, ex-midfielder Kevin Kilbane has told ESPN FC.

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221dNick Miller

Italy face Sweden test; N Ireland can shock

Italy's tie vs. Sweden is the pick of the World Cup playoffs while Northern Ireland could spring an upset against Switzerland, writes Nick Miller.