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Denmark national football team

Denmark national football team
National Football Team
NicknameDe Rød-Hvide (The Red and Whites),
Danish Dynamite,
Olsen-Banden (The Olsen Gang),
Olsens Elleve(Olsen's Eleven),
The Red and White Football Aces
AssociationDanish Football Association
(Dansk Boldspil-Union)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMorten Olsen
Asst coachPeter Bonde
Torben Storm
Most capsPeter Schmeichel (129)
Top scorerPoul "Tist" Nielsen (52)
Jon Dahl Tomasson (52)
Home stadiumParken Stadium
FIFA ranking17
Highest FIFA ranking3 (first time: May 1997
most recently: August 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking38 (March 2009)
Elo ranking26
Highest Elo ranking1 (first time: April 1914
most recently: April 1920)
Lowest Elo ranking65 (May 1967)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalUnofficial:
Denmark Denmark 5 1 Smyrna F.C. Ottoman Empire
(Athens, Greece; 23 April 1906)
Denmark Denmark 9 0 France B France
(London, England; 19 October 1908)
Biggest winDenmark Denmark 17 1 France France
(London, England; 22 October 1908)
Biggest defeatUnofficial:
Denmark Denmark B 1 11 Basque Country Basque Country
(Denmark; 29 August 1937)
Germany Germany 8 0 Denmark Denmark
(Breslau, Germany; 16 May 1937)
First World Cup1986
Best resultQuarter finals, 1998
Regional cup statistics
European Championship
First apps.1964
Best resultWinners, 1992
Confederations Cup Statistics
First apps.1995
Best resultWinners, 1995

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The Denmark national football team ( ) represents Denmark in association football and is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU), the governing body for football in Denmark. Denmark's home ground is Parken Stadium in Østerbro and their head coach is Morten Olsen.

Denmark were the winners of football at the Intercalated Games in 1906 and silver in the Olympics of 1908 and 1912. However, as amateurs who prohibited their internationals from becoming professionals at foreign clubs, Denmark did not qualify for the World Cup until 1986, although they won another Olympic silver in 1960.

Since 1983, the team has continuously been visible as a solidly competitive side, with the triumph in the 1992 European Championships in Sweden as its most prominent victory, beating the European champions from Netherlands in the semifinal, and the World champions from Germany in the final. They also managed to win the 1995 Confederations Cup, defeating Argentina in the final. Their best FIFA World Cup result was achieved in 1998, where they narrowly lost a well played quarter-final against Brazil.

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