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Henrik Dalsgaard called-up to Denmark squad

Defender included for friendlies ahead of this summer's World Cup

14 March 2018

Henrik Dalsgaard has been included in Denmark’s 24-man squad for two friendlies ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Brentford defender is in Åge Hareide’s selection for games against Panama in Brøndby on Thursday 22 March and against Chile in Aalborg five days later.

The 28-year-old, who has made 24 appearances for The Bees since joining in the summer, was a key part of Denmark’s path to Russia, playing 90 minutes in their last four qualifiers. He missed the two-legged Play-Off victory over Ireland through injury but returns to the squad now hoping to add to his eight caps. Fellow Brentford defender Andreas Bjelland was a late withdrawl due to the calf injury that he picked up in Saturday’s defeat to Millwall at The Den.

Henrik is one of eight Brentford players currently scheduled to head away with their nations this month. John Egan and Alan Judge are in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad for a match against Turkey while Kamohelo Mokotjo heads to Zambia with South Africa for a Four Nations tournament.

At Under-19 level, Mads Bech Sorensen and Lukas Talbro will be looking to book their spot at this summer’s European Championships when they take on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, and Austria in the Elite Round of qualifying. Meanwhile, Jaakko Oksanen and Marcus Forss will be away with the tournament hosts’ Finland, building up to the finals in July with a pair of friendlies away in Switzerland.

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