Denmark will begin their Euro 2024 qualification campaign on Thursday when they host Finland in a Group H fixture at Parken. The hosts will be playing their first competitive match since last year’s group stage exit from the FIFA World Cup. Finland, on the other hand, was involved in two friendlies in January, losing both against Sweden and Estonia. Meanwhile, the last meeting between these two countries was in the group-stages of Euro 2020, which ended 1-0 in Finland’s favor thanks to a second-half goal from Joel Pujanpalo.
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The last encounter between these two sides in June 2021 will always be remembered for Christian Eriksen suffering a cardiac arrest during the first half and receiving life-saving treatment on the pitch. The midfielder then improved significantly over the next 18 months and played every minute of the World Cup group stage. The Red and Whites were held to a goalless draw by Tunisia, scoring just one goal in Qatar, before losing to both France and Australia. Meanwhile, Kasper Hjulman’s side had an impressive Euro 2020 campaign, reaching the semi-finals before losing 2-1 to England in extra time. And again, Denmark finished second in their UEFA Nations League group with 12 points, just one point behind Croatia and seven away from third-placed France. Overall, the last few years have been fruitful for Danish football and they look forward to achieving greater heights in the future.
For Finland, Euro 2020 was the first major men’s tournament they qualified for, but failed to progress past the group stage. After that, Markku Kanerva’s side failed to qualify for the World Cup finals, finishing third in their group behind France and Ukraine. The Eagles-Owls’ last competitive action was back in September last year, when they beat Montenegro 2–0 in their final Nations League group-match, courtesy of second-half tries from Oliver Entmann and Benjamin Kalmann. Finland finished second in League B Group 3, collecting eight points from six games, five ahead of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Meanwhile, Finland have won just two of their last 13 matches in all competitions.
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Denmark Possible starting lineup: Schmeichel, Andersen, Kjaer, Christensen, Christensen, Hojbjerg, Norgaard, Mahele, Lindstorm, Damsgaard, Hojlund
Finland probable lineup: Hradecki, Jensen, Hoskonen, Ivanov, Soiri, Menpa, Kamara, Suhonen, Niskanen, Pukki, Pujanpalo
head to head
|last 5 match results||Number|
|Finland beat Denmark||0-1|
|Denmark beat Finland||2-1|
|Denmark beat Finland||0-1|
|Denmark draws Finland||1-1|
|Denmark beat Finland||0-1|
denmark vs finland live schedule and fixture
The Euro 2024 qualification match between Denmark and Finland will take place at Parken at 1:15 PM IST on Friday.
|denmark vs finland||key details|
|date||March 23 (Denmark)|
|Kickoff time in Denmark||8:45 pm (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time in Finland||9:45 pm (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:15 AM (Friday)|
Where to watch Denmark vs Finland?
The live telecast of the Euro 2024 qualification matches will be available on Sony Sports Network. Apart from this, fans in India can live stream through Jio TV and Sony LIV. Football fans in Denmark can watch live action via the TV2 network, while those in Finland can tune into the Sport Premium and YLE networks.