Brentford midfield player Christian Nørgaard has been named in the Denmark squad for three upcoming qualification matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Denmark play a trio of games in six days next month as they attempt to reach the World Cup, which will be played in Qatar 15 months from now. Christian was named in a squad announced yesterday.
The qualification process for the World Cup is already underway and Denmark have made a great start. They are in European Qualification Group F and have won three games out of three. They play Scotland in Copenhagen on Wednesday 1 September before travelling to play Faroe Islands on 4 September. The last of their three games is at home to Israel on 7 September.
Denmark are four points ahead of Scotland in Group F and five ahead of Israel and Austria. The group winner will qualify for the World Cup. The teams that finish second will enter a play-off for the additional places in the tournament, which will start on 21 November 2022.
Christian has earned nine Denmark caps so far. He made his debut in September 2020 and was part of the Denmark squad that reached the last four of the delayed UEFA European Championships 2020. Christian played five of Denmark’s six games as they made it to the Semi-Finals of the event, played across Europe in June and July, before losing to England.
Christian has represented Denmark at every age group, as well as at full international level. He played 73 official games from Under-16 to Under-21 level and scored five goals. He represented Denmark in an unofficial game against Sweden in early 2018 and played in the UEFA European Under-21 Championships in 2015 and 2017 as well as the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.