Denmark vs Finland: Records, Stats, Goals, Head to Head & everything to know

This will be the first competitive game for the hosts since their disastrous group-stage exit in the FIFA World Cup at the end of last year.

Denmark national football team in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@dbulandshold
By Karthik Raman | Mar 23, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Denmark will be eager to put the World Cup disappointment behind them when they play host to Finland in a Group H fixture of Euro 2024 qualifier. The upcoming contest will be the opening game of the qualification campaign for both sides. This will be the first competitive game for the hosts since their disastrous group-stage exit in the FIFA World Cup at the end of last year. It was disappointing to see Denmark depart Qatar at the first hurdle itself.

They entered the World Cup with a lot of expectations on their shoulders. Following their impressive run in the Euro 2020, many expected Denmark to be the dark horses in Qatar. They also had the squad quality and depth on their side. However, the Danish football team failed to live up to the expectations in the World Cup. The Thursday night clash will be their first competitive game since the showpiece event in Qatar, hence they will be eager to put up a good showing in front of their home supporters.

On the other hand, Finland had played two friendlies in January but they lost them both to Sweden and Estonia. Notably, when these two sides played each other last time, it was Finland that emerged victorious in the Euro 2020 group stage contest. However, that match in June 2021 will be remembered for Christian Eriksen’s collapse due to cardiac arrest during the first-half. Visuals of him receiving life-saving treatment on the pitch will remain fresh on every Danish footballer’s mind. Fortunately, Eriksen made a stellar recovery and is currently part of Erik ten Hag’s revolution at Manchester United.

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Denmark vs Finland: Records, Stats & Goals

These two countries have played against each other on numerous occasions over the years in various competitions. Denmark – as expected – lead the head to head between them by a big margin. A total of 63 matches have happened between Denmark and Finland over the years in different competitions. Denmark have won 40 of those games, while Finland have tasted success on 12 occasions. The remaining 11 ended in draws. It will be interesting to see if Denmark continues their domination over Finland in the upcoming Euro qualifiers.

Key DetailsStats
Total matches63
Denmark won40
Finland won12
Total Denmark goals159
Total Finland goals61
Biggest Denmark win9-1 (1961)
Biggest Finland win4-2 (1932)

Denmark vs Finland: Head to Head Record

Last 5 match-resultsScore
Finland beat Denmark0-1
Denmark beat Finland2-1
Denmark beat finland0-1
Denmark draw Finland1-1
Denmark beat Finland0-1

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