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