Henrik Dalsgaard and Denmark will continue their 2018 FIFA World Cup journey this evening looking to make the last eight for only the second time in their history. The Brentford defender played all three games for his country as they finished second in Group C at the tournament in Russia. In doing so he became the first player to appear at a World Cup while contracted to Brentford FC.
Denmark beat Peru and drew with France and Australia in their first three games. That left them second in the group, behind France, and ensured they made the knock-out stage of the competition. Denmark face Group D winners Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod tonight, Sunday 1 July, at 7pm. Croatia won all three games in Group D, beating Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland.
Should Denmark make it past Croatia they will play in the last eight next Saturday, 7 July. It will be only the second time they have reached that stage. The previous time was 20 years ago when they reached the Quarter Finals but lost to Brazil. The Danes have reached the Second Round at two other tournaments but lost to Spain in 1986 and England in 2002.
If Henrik plays against Croatia it will be his 15th cap for his country and his 11th earned while at Brentford. He is one of only four men - after Dai Hopkins, John Buttigieg and Hermann Hreiðarsson - to earn ten or more caps while at Brentford.