Denmark name World Cup squad with six Premier League representatives on plane to Qatar

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Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand has unveiled a 21-man squad for the World Cup.

Christian Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg headline the Danes’ bid to go deep in Qatar.

Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen, Brentford’s Mathias Jensen and Mikkel Damsgaard plus Ramsus Kristensen of Leeds also feature alongside ex-Chelsea star Andreas Christensen.

Hjulmand released the list on Monday but will name his completed 26-man squad later in the week, with November 14 the deadline to submit final selections to FIFA ahead of kick-off in Qatar.

Denmark face defending champions France plus Australia and Tunisia in Group D.

Full Denmark World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel, Oliver Christensen.

Defenders: Simon Kjaer, Joachim Andersen, Joakim Maehle, Andreas Christensen , Rasmus Kristensen, Jens Stryger Larsen , Victor Nelsson, Daniel Wass.

Midfielders: Thomas Delaney, Mathias Jensen, Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Forwards: Andreas Skov Olsen, Jesper Lindstrom, Andreas Cornelius, Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg, Mikkel Damsgaard, Jonas Wind.