The road to the 2022 World Cup starts now

Top seeded Denmark will start out as favourites in Group F, but three games in six days is sure to put them to the test

Denmark’s bid to reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will commence tonight in Israel.

The Danes kick off their qualification Group F campaign at 18:00 and the players will experience something of a revelation in Tel Aviv: playing in front of fans.

The Danes are favourites to win their group, being the top seed and avoiding the big guns of Europe.

Stat firm Gracenote has simulated the group games one million times and found that Denmark has a 60.21 percent chance of winning the group. 

However, three games in the space of six days will be sure to put the team to the test from a physical standpoint.

Denmark faces Moldova at home on March 28 and then Austria away, possibly their most difficult fixture challenge overall, on March 31. 

Scotland and the Faroe Islands are the other two teams in Group F.

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Echoes of ‘84
As part of the campaign start, the national team unveiled its new kit earlier this week (see image above).

The classic Hummel design is sure to evoke memories of the classic Euro 1984 kit, which the Danes wore as the 80’s team broke through on the world stage. 

However, the most memorable Denmark kit will probably always be the dazzling 1986 World Cup edition, which is widely recognised as one of the most memorable kits in history.

Check out all of Denmark’s kits going back to the 1966 in the image below.

The game tonight will be shown on Kanal 5.

(photo: DBU)