The last meeting between these two nations was in the group-stages of Euro 2020, which ended 1-0 in favour of Finland, thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo's second-half goal.
Denmark will begin their Euro 2024 qualification campaign on Thursday when they host Finland in a Group H fixture at Parken. The hosts will contest in their first competitive match since the group-stage exit in the FIFA World Cup last year. Finland, on the other hand, were involved in two friendlies in January, losing both of them against Sweden and Estonia. Meanwhile, the previous meeting between these two nations was in the group-stages of Euro 2020, which ended 1-0 in favour of Finland, thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s second-half goal.
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The last encounter between these two sides in June 2021 will forever be remembered for Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest during the first-half and receiving life-saving treatment on the pitch. The midfielder then made a remarkable recovery in the next 18 months and went on to play every minute of the World Cup group stage. The Red and Whites were held to a goalless draw by Tunisia before losing to both France and Australia, scoring just one goal in Qatar. Meanwhile Kasper Hjulman’s side had an impressive Euro 2020 campaign, reaching the semi-finals before losing 2-1 to England in extra time. And then, Denmark finished second in their UEFA Nations League group, with 12 points to their name, just a solitary point behind Croatia and seven clear of third-placed France. Overall, the last couple of years have been fruitful for Danish football and they will be hoping to achieve greater heights in the future.
As for Finland, the Euro 2020 was the first major men’s tournament they had qualified for but they couldn’t progress beyond the group stage. After that, Markku Kanerva’s side failed to qualify for the World Cup finals, finishing third in their group behind France and Ukraine. The Eagle-Owls’ last competitive action was back in September last year, when they defeated Montenegro 2-0 in their final Nations League group-match, courtesy of second half efforts from Oliver Antman and Benjamin Kallman. Finland Finished second in League B Group 3, having collected eight points from six games, five adrift of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Meanwhile Finland have recorded just two wins from their last 13 matches in all competitions.
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Denmark Probable Starting Lineup: Schmeichel, Anderson, Kjaer, Christensen, Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Norgaard, Maehle, Lindstorm, Damsgaard, Hojlund
Finland Probable Lineup: Hradecky, Jensen, Hoskonen, Ivanov, Soiri, Maenpaa, Kamara, Suhonen, Niskanen, Pukki, Pohjanpalo
|North Macedonia||1-1 (D)|
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Finland beat Denmark||0-1|
|Denmark beat Finland||2-1|
|Denmark beat finland||0-1|
|Denmark draw Finland||1-1|
|Denmark beat Finland||0-1|
The Euro 2024 qualification match between Denmark and Finland will take place at Parken on Friday at 1:15 am IST.
|Denmark vs Finland||Key Details|
|Date||March 23 (Denmark)|
|Kickoff time in Denmark||8:45 pm (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time in Finland||9:45 pm (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:15 am (Friday)|
The live telecast of the Euro 2024 qualification matches will be available on Sony Sports network. Besides fans in India can live stream through Jio TV and Sony LIV. Football fans in Denmark can catch the live action via TV2 network, while those in Finland can tune to Sport Premium and YLE network.