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Nov 12, 2021 at 7.45pm UK
Denmark
3 - 1
Faroe Islands
Skov Olsen (18'), Bruun Larsen (63'), Maehle (90+3')
Norgaard (77')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Olsen (89')
Joensen (49'), Vatnhamar (58'), Olsen (90+1')

Preview: Denmark vs. Faroe Islands - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Friday's World Cup Qualifying - Europe clash between Denmark and Faroe Islands, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Denmark will be looking to extend their perfect record in World Cup 2022 qualifying when they take on the Faroe Islands at Parken Stadion in Copenhagen on Friday evening.

The Danes have already booked their place in next year's tournament with two games to spare, while the Faroe Islands are battling with Moldova to avoid bottom place in Group F.


Match preview

Mikkel Damsgaard celebrates scoring for Denmark against England on July 7, 2021© Reuters

Kasper Hjulmand's men are one of only three teams confirmed for Qatar 2022, along with Germany and automatically-qualified hosts Qatar, thanks to an impeccable qualifying campaign.

With eight wins from eight, 27 goals scored and none conceded, no team in Europe can claim to have had a better campaign than the Red and Whites.

Last month's 4-0 win over Moldova and 1-0 win against Austria ensured that Denmark cannot be caught by Scotland or Israel at the top of the standings.

Hjulmand will now targeting two more wins from games against the Faroe Islands and Scotland to see out a year that also saw them reach the Euro 2020 semi-finals on a high.

Faroe Islands coach Hakan Ericson pictured on March 31, 2021© Reuters

The Faroe Islands have had less to cheer about this year, but a 1-1 draw in Moldova and a 2-1 victory against the same side at home means they are set to avoid finishing bottom.

Ranked 116th in the world, Hakan Ericson's side will attempt to spring a surprise by taking points off Denmark and Israel in the final week of qualifying action.

They more than held their own in the reverse meeting between the sides two months ago, with a late Jonas Wind strike proving the difference in Torshavn.

That was followed up by defeats at home to Austria and Scotland, leaving them with an aggregate scoreline of 17-4 from their eight qualifying fixtures.

Denmark World Cup Qualifying - Europe form:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Denmark form (all competitions):
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Faroe Islands World Cup Qualifying - Europe form:
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L

Faroe Islands form (all competitions):
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L



Team News

Tottenham Hotspur's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg pictured in October 2021© Reuters

Denmark are without Mathias Jensen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Robert Skov for their games with the Faroe Islands and Scotland.

The latter of those games looks tougher on paper, even if the Scots may already be confirmed as runners-up by then, so Hjulmand may make changes against the Faroe Islands.

Hjulmand has plenty of attacking options to choose from, but this may be a good chance for Ajax youngster Mohamed Daramy to come in for just a fifth cap.

As for the visitors, Brandur Olsen will miss out after picking up another yellow card in the narrow loss to Scotland. Hallur Hansson is a contender to come into central midfield.

Joan Simun Edmundsson has yet to get off the mark in qualifying yet, but he has been a regular up top and is set to lead the line again on Friday.

Denmark possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Andersen; Wass, Norgaard, Delaney, Maehle; Olsen, Poulsen, Daramy

Faroe Islands possible starting lineup:
Getsson; Faero, Vatnsdal, Nattestad; Rolantsson; Hansson, Vatnhamar, Davidsen; Joensen, Edmundsson, Jonsson


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We say: Denmark 3-0 Faroe Islands

Denmark have already booked their place at the next World Cup, but the Red and Whites will be eager to keep their momentum going into 2022.

The Faroe Islands have looked far tougher to beat in their last four games, a run that includes a win over Moldova, but we cannot see past a routine home victory on Friday.



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