Nicklas Bendtner of Rosenborg is included in a physical Danish squad.

Few surprises in Denmark squad to face Ireland in World Cup play-off
Published: November 01, 2017

Denmark coach Age Hareida has named a 23-man squad for the World Cup play-off double header against the Republic of Ireland later this month.

 

Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen is the most notable addition to the squad after the 26-year-old recovered from the injury that kept him out of the group games against Montenegro and Romania.

 

There's no place for Kasper Dolberg, however, as the Ajax striker joins Martin Braithwaite and another unnamed player on the standby list in case of withdrawals.

 

Real Betis full-back Riza Durmisi is a notable absentee, as is FC Kobenhavn's Nicolai Boilesen, meaning Jens Stryger Larson of Udinese is likely to switch sides to cover once again.

 

Mike Jensen and Nicklas Bendtner, each of whom started both legs of Rosenborg's Champions League qualifying round win over Dundalk, are also included.

 

Denmark host Ireland in the first leg in Copenhagen on Saturday, November 11th, while the return leg takes place at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday the 14th.

 

 

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Frederik Rønnow (Brondby), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield)

 

Defenders: Andreas Bjelland (Brentford), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese), Mathias Jørgensen (Huddersfield), Peter Ankersen (Copenhagen), Simon Kjær (Sevilla)

 

Midfielders: Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Mike Jensen (Rosenborg), Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), William Kvist (Copenhagen)

 

Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Nicklas Bendtner (Rosenborg), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Viktor Fischer (Mainz), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig)


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