Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest throughout Euro 2020, was considered one of 21 gamers named by Kasper Hjulmand on Monday in Denmark’s World Cup squad, with the coach set to call the remaining 5 gamers within the coming days. The total record have to be offered by subsequent Monday on the newest, the day earlier than the staff leaves for Qatar. “There are 10 to 12 gamers competing for the final locations,” stated Hjulmand.
“Quite a bit can occur. It is unsure, but it surely’s the suitable strategy to go. There are two video games left for a lot of gamers, and issues might change.”
Eriksen spent eight months out of the sport after collapsing in Denmark’s opening sport of the European Championships in opposition to Finland in Copenhagen on June 12 final 12 months.
He needed to be resuscitated on the pitch, mendacity unconscious for a number of minutes because the surprised crowd and tens of millions of tv viewers world wide watched on in horror.
Eriksen spent a number of days in hospital and had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator fitted to control his heartbeat.
Eriksen terminated his contract with Inter Milan by mutual consent final December as Italian league guidelines bar gamers with pacemakers.
He moved to Brentford earlier this 12 months because the Premier League has no such guidelines concerning pacemakers.
He then scored on his worldwide return in opposition to the Netherlands in March and signed a 3 12 months contract with Manchester United in July.
In Group D, Denmark start their World Cup marketing campaign on November 22 in opposition to Tunisia, earlier than assembly France, the defending champions, and Australia.
Tenth within the FIFA world rankings, Denmark has been among the many international locations most crucial of the holding of the World Cup in Qatar.
Denmark preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Good/FRA), Oliver Christensen (Hertha Berlin/GER)
Defenders: Daniel Wass (Brondby), Rasmus Nissen Kristensen (Leeds United/ENG), Jens Stryger Larsen (Trabzonspor/TUR), Joakim Maehle (Atalanta/ITA), Andreas Christensen (Barcelona/ESP), Simon Kjaer (AC Milan/ITA), Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace/ENG), Victor Nelsson (Galatasaray/TUR)
Forwards: Mikkel Damsgaard (Brentford/ENG), Andreas Skov Olsen (Membership Brugge/BEL), Jesper Lindstrom (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Martin Braithwaite (Espanyol/ESP), Kasper Dolberg (Sevilla/ESP), Jonas Wind (Wolfsburg/GER), Andreas Cornelius (FC Copenhagen)
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