Denmark’s Yussuf Poulsen scored a peach of a goal at the Brondby stadium against Mexico today. With the score 0-0 in the 71st minute, Poulsen received a through ball on the right wing. The RB Leipzip forward cut back in and, from outside the box, beautifully curled the ball in the net with his left foot.
Three minutes later, Totenham’s Eriksen found himself in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper and he drived a shot under Ochoa’s left arm. Denmark 2, Mexico 0.
Denmark’s preparation for the World Cup has been quiet. After a narrow win against Panama 1-0, the Vikings drew two games against Chile and Sweden. A victory in the final World Cup preparation game should fill them with confidence. The team has some talented players. Spurs’ Eriksen, Leipzig’s Poulsen, Chelsea’s Christensen, Leicester’s Schmeichel, Captain and Sevilla defender Simon Kjaer – the list goes on and on. They might very well be a dark horse at this World Cup.
The Danish national team is strong favorites for second place in their group. France are one of the contenders to win the tournament and are expected to top the group but Denmark could very well surprise Deschamps’ men. Like in the 2002 edition, Denmark meets Les Bleus in the last group stage game. 16 years ago, it ended in a 2-0 victory for Denmark and an elimination for World Cup holders France. Can Age Hareide’s men repeat history?
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