Denmark qualify for World Cup with Europe’s only 100% record

Denmark became just the third team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup last night – and they did so with Europe’s only 100% record.

The Danes are still riding an incredible wave of momentum following Euro 2020 which, to put it lightly, was pretty dramatic for the national team. Their opening game was overshadowed by a frightening heart-related injury for Christian Eriksen but instead of fading into the background, the Euro 1992 winners were able to dig deep and put together a handful of incredible results that took them all the way to the semi-finals of the tournament.

They were then edged out by England at Wembley but in terms of the bigger picture, they definitely gave themselves a huge boost heading into the rest of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

The dark horses?

On Tuesday they were able to join Qatar and Germany in booking their ticket to the big show with a professional 1-0 win over Austria. However, what many fans may not realise is that Kasper Hjulmand’s men are the only European nation to win every single one of their qualifying games thus far.

They’ve got eight wins, zero draws and zero losses and alongside that, Denmark have also scored 27 goals without conceding – meaning their goal difference is actually greater than their points total.

If that doesn’t make them one to watch next winter then we don’t know what does.

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