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Denmark drawn with France, Australia, and Peru at 2018 FIFA World Cup

Brentford’s Danish contingent find out opponents for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

1 December 2017

The Danes have been drawn alongside France, Australia, and Peru in Group C for the tournament which kicks-off on Thursday 14 June. Age Hareide’s side begin their campaign against Peru in Saransk on Saturday 16 June before facing Australia five days later in Samara. Their final game is against group favourites France at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, on Tuesday 26 June.

Andreas Bjelland, Henrik Dalsgaard, and Lasse Vibe were all involved in Denmark’s successful qualifying campaign. Andreas featured six times for his nation, including both legs of their Play-Off win over the Republic of Ireland, while Henrik made five appearances, missing out on the Play-Off victory due to injury. Lasse, who captained Denmark at the 2016 Olympics, was an unused substitute on two occasions.

Should any of the trio be selected for next summer’s tournament they will become the first contracted Brentford players ever to appear at a FIFA World Cup.

Elsewhere in this afternoon’s draw, England were drawn alongside Belgium, Tunisia, and Panama while World Champions Germany will face Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea.

The Draw in Full

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, Egypt

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G: Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

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