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Historic Henrik back in action

Denmark play Australia in the World Cup today

21 June 2018

History-making Henrik Dalsgaard could be back on a World Cup pitch this afternoon. The Brentford defender played for Denmark as they beat Peru 1-0 on Saturday to kick-off their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign. In doing so, he became the first player to appear at a World Cup while contracted to Brentford FC.

Denmark are back in action today as they look to make World Cup progress. They face Australia at 1pm BST in Samara in their second Group C game. If they win and France beat Peru later, Denmark would have guaranteed their place in the last 16.

The Danes will be hoping for a more relaxing afternoon than on Saturday. Peru passed up a golden chance to open the scoring in the first half but Christian Cueva blazed over from the penalty spot after VAR's intervention. The decisive moment came just before the hour as Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen found Youssef Poulsen, the RB Leipzig striker making no mistake with his close range finish. 

The World Cup game was Henrik's 12th cap for his country. He has also represented Denmark at Under-21 and Under-20 level.

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