Denmark Team

Denmark were surprise champions of the European Championship reverse in 1992, but the probability of them make it past the cluster stage in Poland and Ukraine look thin. The Danes have been grouped with Germany, Holland and Portugal, but they will have taken some confidence from finishing above Portugal during qualifying for this competition.

How They Qualified

Denmark protected habitual qualification to Euro 2012 by concluding as shock winners of their cluster. The Danes were expected to finish second behind Portugal but instead capitalized on a slow start from the Portuguese – who took one point from their first two games – and never looked back.

Star Players

This might well be the competition in which Ajax youngster Christian Eriksen construct a name for himself, similar to Germany’s Mesut Ozil did at the 2010 World Cup. Eriksen, who will be 20 when the competition dig up under way in Poland and Ukraine, has turn out to be a regular appetizer for both club and country over the past 12 minutes, with many likening him to Danish legend Michael Laudrup.