Denmark national football team

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The Denmark national football team (Danmarks fodboldlandshold) represents Denmark in international football competition, and is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU), the governing body for the football clubs which are organized under DBU.wikipedia
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Åge Hareide

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Denmark's home stadium is Parken Stadium in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, and their head coach is Åge Hareide.
Åge Fridtjof Hareide (born 23 September 1953) is a Norwegian football manager since 2015 managing the Denmark national football team.

UEFA Euro 1992

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Since 1983, the team has continuously been visible as a solidly competitive side, with the triumph in the 1992 European Championship in Sweden as its most prominent victory, defeating defending champions the Netherlands in the semi-final and Germany in the final.
Denmark won the 1992 championship.

Parken Stadium

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Denmark's home stadium is Parken Stadium in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, and their head coach is Åge Hareide.
The stadium, which features a retractable roof, currently has a capacity of 38,065 for football games, and is the home of FC Copenhagen and the Denmark national football team.

1986 FIFA World Cup

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However, as amateurs who prohibited their internationals from becoming professionals at foreign clubs, Denmark did not qualify for the FIFA World Cup until 1986, although they won another Olympic silver in 1960. Denmark made their first World Cup appearance in the 1986 World Cup, and with the attacking duo of Michael Laudrup and Preben Elkjær, the team surprised the world, sweeping the group, including a 6–1 thrashing of Uruguay.
Canada, Denmark and Iraq made their first appearances at the final stage.

Football at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Denmark were the winners of the Football at the 1906 Intercalated Games and silver medalists at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics.
Denmark's Sophus "Krølben" Nielsen set a record by scoring 10 goals in a 17-1 win against France.

Malta national football team

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In order for Denmark to qualify for the semi-final, they only had to defeat Malta, Albania and Luxembourg.
Their competitive debut arrived five years later, playing against Denmark in the preliminary round of the 1964 European Nations' Cup.

Nordic Football Championship

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Despite the country's ability to produce outstanding football talents, the Danish Football Association (DBU) only had the ambition (or economy) to send the national team to play friendly matches and in the regional tournament, the Nordic Championship, from October 1920 until June 1948.
In the first tournament played 1924–1928, only Denmark, Norway and Sweden competed, but Finland joined for the second tournament, and at the last tournament played in 2000–2001, Iceland and the Faroe Islands also competed.

Luxembourg national football team

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In order for Denmark to qualify for the semi-final, they only had to defeat Malta, Albania and Luxembourg.
In the round of eight, Luxembourg and Denmark fought for a spot in the final tournament.

UEFA Euro 1984

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Qualification for UEFA Euro 1984 saw Denmark defeat England at Wembley Stadium when Allan Simonsen converted a penalty kick for a 1–0 win.
The opening game of tournament featured France and Denmark.

Michael Laudrup

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Denmark made their first World Cup appearance in the 1986 World Cup, and with the attacking duo of Michael Laudrup and Preben Elkjær, the team surprised the world, sweeping the group, including a 6–1 thrashing of Uruguay. Due to the poor start, as well as a strong disagreement with the coach about the new defensive team tactics, the two best Danish footballers at the time, Michael Laudrup and Brian Laudrup, opted to quit the national team in November 1990.
Laudrup made his debut for the Denmark national team on his 18th birthday in 1982, and scored 37 goals in 104 appearances.

Allan Simonsen

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Qualification for UEFA Euro 1984 saw Denmark defeat England at Wembley Stadium when Allan Simonsen converted a penalty kick for a 1–0 win.
For the Denmark national football team, Simonsen was capped 55 times, scoring 20 goals.

Jesper Olsen

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The first Spanish goal was caused by a miss-timed backpass by Jesper Olsen to Butragueño, an unfortunate action subsequently coined as "a real Jesper Olsen" ("en rigtig Jesper Olsen").
Olsen was a regular left winger for the Danish national team, scoring five goals in 43 matches.

Spain national football team

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Denmark's participation ended in the semi-final when the team lost on penalties to Spain, most remembered for Preben Elkjær's penalty miss, his shorts torn apart.
Spain made their debut at the tournament on 28 August 1920 against Denmark, silver medallists at the last two Olympic tournaments.

Richard Møller Nielsen

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In the qualification group for the Olympics, the job to coach Denmark in these particular games, had for the first time been given to Richard Møller Nielsen, and he proved his skills, as Denmark initially secured a spot for the final tournament – ahead of West Germany.
He coached the Danish national football team that won the 1992 European Championship (Euro 1992) tournament.

Jesper Grønkjær

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The phrase would live on for 13 years, and was repeated by the Danish TV commentators in 1999, when an identical backpass was carried out by Jesper Grønkjær to Filippo Inzaghi in Grønkjær's debut for the national team.
Grønkjær was capped 80 times for the Denmark national team from 1999 to 2010, scoring five goals.

1964 European Nations' Cup

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This was followed by another notable performance at the 1964 European Nations' Cup, where Denmark impressively finished in fourth place.
Luxembourg proved to be the giant-killers of the qualifying rounds; they beat the Netherlands 3–2 on aggregate (1–1 and 2–1), and then drew with Denmark 3–3 and 2–2, before losing the replay 1–0.

Jan Mølby

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When Nielsen subsequently decided to dismiss quality players such as Jan Mølby and Jan Heintze from the squad, due to disciplinary problems, several newspapers began demanding that Nielsen step down as head coach, as the team was clearly falling apart under his influence.
He was capped 33 times by Denmark, scoring twice.

Peter Schmeichel

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Relying heavily on goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and his defence, as well as creative spark Brian Laudrup – having decided to make a comeback for the national team in April 1992 – the Danish team created one of the biggest surprises in the event's history, as they went on to win the European Championship trophy under head coach Nielsen's defensive playing style.
He is best remembered for his most successful years at English club Manchester United, whom he captained to victory in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final to complete the Treble, and for winning UEFA Euro 1992 with Denmark.

Denmark League XI national football team

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In addition to the A-level team and youth teams, Denmark also has a special league national team named Ligalandsholdet, with the best Danish footballers from the Nordic leagues.
The purpose of the league XI is to give the head coach an opportunity to evaluate the level of the best players of the Superliga, and to introduce new players into the atmosphere of the national team.

Albania national football team

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In order for Denmark to qualify for the semi-final, they only had to defeat Malta, Albania and Luxembourg.
Albania started the qualifiers of the UEFA Euro 2016 with an emphatic 1–0 away win against Portugal, which was followed by a 1–1 draw against Denmark at the newly renovated stadium Elbasan Arena.

Brian Laudrup

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Due to the poor start, as well as a strong disagreement with the coach about the new defensive team tactics, the two best Danish footballers at the time, Michael Laudrup and Brian Laudrup, opted to quit the national team in November 1990.
Laudrup also played 82 matches and scored 21 goals for the Denmark national team, and was a vital part of the Danish teams which won UEFA Euro 1992 and the 1995 Confederations Cup.

Morten Olsen

The new coach, starting for Denmark in July 2000, turned out to be the former national team captain from the successful team of the 1980s, Morten Olsen, and the team was quickly dubbed the "Olsen Gang", a reference to the series of Danish movies based around the main character Egon Olsen and his genius (criminal) plans.
He was the head coach of the Danish national team for 15 years from 2000 until 2015, guiding Denmark to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2004 European Championship, 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2012 European Championship.

Jan Heintze

When Nielsen subsequently decided to dismiss quality players such as Jan Mølby and Jan Heintze from the squad, due to disciplinary problems, several newspapers began demanding that Nielsen step down as head coach, as the team was clearly falling apart under his influence.
He played 86 matches for the Denmark national football team in the course of 15 years, playing four international tournaments with the team, which he captained in his last two years before he retired in 2003.

Poland national football team

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But following the discovery that Dane Per Frimann was not eligible for the team's 2–0 win over Poland, Denmark was penalised the points of the win, and subsequently did not have enough points to qualify.
Poland suffered the worst defeat in the team's history on 26 April 1948 with a 0–8 loss to the Danish side.

1995 King Fahd Cup

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They also won the 1995 FIFA Confederations Cup, defeating Argentina in the final.
It was won by Denmark, who beat defending champions Argentina 2–0 in the final.