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Denmark name 26-man Euro 2020 squad

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
May 25, 2021, 9:15 PM GMT+1
There are some talented players in the Denmark squad
There are some talented players in the Denmark squad / Christian Hofer/Getty Images
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Denmark have become the latest nation to reveal their Euro 2020 squad.

The Danes could be dark horses for the competition with the majority of their players plying their trade in Europe's top five leagues.

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, Chelsea's Andreas Christensen and Tottenham's Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg are among the Premier League contingent, while Inter's Christian Eriksen and Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Delaney also made the cut.

Joachim Andersen - who spent the season on loan at Fulham and is attracting plenty of interest - will feature as well, along with Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite and RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen.

Denmark were unbeaten in qualifying, winning four of their eight games and just being pipped to first place in Group D by Switzerland. In their last major tournament, the 2018 World Cup, they did well, securing a draw against eventual winners France in the group stages before going out in the round of 16 to finalists Croatia on penalties.

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Denmark smashed Austria 4-0 in their last game / Christian Hofer/Getty Images

Denmark stand a decent chance of progressing to the knockout stages this summer after being placed in a group alongside Belgium, Russia and Finland. The shock 1992 champions are returning to the Euros after missing out in 2016 and will be managed by Kasper Hjulmand.

26-player Denmark squad for Euro 2020

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lössl (Midtjylland), Frederik Rønnow (Schalke)

Defenders: Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese), Simon Kjær (AC Milan), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Joachim Andersen (Fullham), Daniel Wass (Valencia), Mathias Jørgensen (Copenhagen), Joakim Mæhle (Atalanta), Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton), Nicolai Boilesen (Copenhagen)

Midfielders: Mathias Jensen (Brentford), Christian Nørgaard (Brentford), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham), Thomas Delaney (Dortmund), Anders Christiansen (Malmö), Christian Eriksen (Inter Milan), Mikkel Damsgaard (Sampdoria), Robert Skov (Hoffenheim)

Forwards: Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona), Andreas Cornelius (Parma), Andreas Skov Olsen (Bologna), Yussuf Poulsen (Leipzig), Kasper Dolberg (Nice), Jonas Wind (Copenhagen)

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