Denmark will aim to emulate their emotionally charged run to the Euro 2020 semifinals in Qatar, minus the drama of Christian Eriksen’s horrifying collapse.
The Manchester United midfielder has made a startling recovery following his cardiac arrest on the pitch during that tournament, that forced him to step away from the game.
He has, thankfully, returned and has become a fixture in the Premier League once again. Eriksen will function as the Danes’ creative engine at his fifth major tournament.
A dominant qualifying campaign and two recent victories over defending world champions France demonstrates the potential of Kasper Hjulmand’s side, bringing a core of established talent in the mature end of their primes to the Middle East.
If they pick up momentum in the group stages, another brave Danish charge into the latter rounds could be on the cards.
Christian Eriksen is in…