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Eriksen heads Denmark’s World Cup squad

Tottenham Hotspur’s influential midfielder Christian Eriksen was among the 35 players named in Denmark’s preliminary World Cup squad announced on Monday.

The Danes are up against France, Australia and Peru in their first round next month in Russia.

World Cup squads must be reduced to 23 players by June 4.

Denmark preliminary World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester/ENG), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield ENG), Frederik Ronnow (Brondby), Jesper Hansen (Midtjylland)

Defenders: Simon Kjaer (Sevilla/ESP), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea/ENG), Mathias Zanka Jorgensen (Huddersfield/ENG), Jannik Vestergaard (Gladbach/GER), Andreas Bjelland (Brentford/ENG), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford/ENG), Peter Ankersen (FC Copenhagen), Jens Stryger (Udinese/ITA), Riza Durmisi (Real Betis/ESP), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich/ENG), Nicolai Boilesen (Copenhagen)

Midfielders: William Kvist (Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen/GER), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux/FRA) Lasse Schone (Ajax/NED), Mike Jensen (Rosenborg), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham/ENG), Daniel Wass (Celta Vigo/ESP), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Southampton/ENG), Mathias Jensen (Nordsjaelland), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP), Robert Skov (Copenhagen)

Forwards: Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo/ESP), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux/FRA), Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta/ITA), Viktor Fischer (Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig/GER), Nicolai Jorgensen, (Feyenoord/NED), Nicklas Bendtner (Rosenborg), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax/NED), Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff/ENG)


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