World Cup 2018: Denmark scores, schedule, complete squad, TV and live stream, players to watch

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Two matches through group play, Denmark is in a good position to advance to the knockout stage. After a 1-1 draw with Australia, Denmark has four points to Australia's one in the standings. However, it isn't out of the woods yet. A win or a draw with France puts Denmark in a position to advance. Its goal differential is currently plus one, whereas Australia is minus-two for the tournament. France is Denmark's toughest competition yet, so the way there isn't free and clear.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: 5
Best finish: Quarterfinals in 1998.
Last World Cup: 2010

Matches

Saturday, June 16: Denmark 1, Peru 0   
Thursday, June 21: Denmark 1, Australia 1
Tuesday, June 26: vs. France at 10 a.m. ET, stream on fuboTV (Try for free)   

Roster

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Denmark's quality in attack could get the team into the knockout stage. Getty Images

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), Frederik Ronow (Brondby)

Defenders: Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich)

Midfielders: William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna)

Strikers: Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux), Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax)

Best Player

Midfielder Christian Eriksen. The Tottenham star is a brilliant midfielder who can score his share of goals but also set up his teammates. He's a world-class talent that can carry the Danes to the group stage. 

Player to watch

Pione Sisto. The 23-year-old Uganda-born winger is a fine talent. The Celta Vigo man is small and quick, and he's great with the ball at his feet. He can create chances for himself but he is also smart enough to know when to set up a teammate. He could be one of the breakout stars this summer. 

Outlook

Denmark has to feel good about getting out of the group stage. The team is better than Australia, but it will likely come down to getting past Peru. There are concerns with the defense, but Kasper Schmeichel is a good enough goalkeeper to help his team overcome defensive woes. This is a borderline round of 16 team in the end that should probably get there.

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CBS Sports Writer

Roger Gonzalez is an award-winning writer based in Virginia that has covered pro soccer from Europe's top clubs to Argentina's first division. Roger started out his pro soccer writing career with Goal.com... Full Bio

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