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Denmark play it safe with squad for Russia

Published: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 15.29CET
"We are not going to experiment," explained Denmark coach Morten Olsen as he named a familiar-looking 20-man squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Russia.
by Peter Bruun
Denmark play it safe with squad for Russia
Morten Olsen is in no mood for experiments ©Sportsfile
 
Published: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 15.29CET

Denmark play it safe with squad for Russia

"We are not going to experiment," explained Denmark coach Morten Olsen as he named a familiar-looking 20-man squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Russia.

Coach Morten Olsen had no surprises up his sleeve as he named his 20-man Denmark squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Russia in Copenhagen.

"We are not going to experiment," he explained, adding that his side needed to "grab the rope" and "discover who we are and find our way of playing" as they gear up for UEFA EURO 2012. "We are going to use the match to see where we stand, and we have to play it as if it was a competitive match," said the 62-year-old. "None of our opponents at the finals are going to underestimate us, so we have to be ready." Olsen will name his finals squad on 29 May, with Denmark up against the Netherlands, Portugal and Germany in Group B.

Denmark squad
Goalkeepers: Thomas Sørensen (Stoke City FC), Stephan Andersen (Évian Thonon Gaillard FC).

Defenders: Lars Jacobsen (FC København), Daniel Wass (Évian Thonon Gaillard FC), Andreas Bjelland (FC Nordsjælland), Daniel Agger (Liverpool FC), Simon Kjær (AS Roma), Simon Poulsen (AZ Alkmaar).

Midfielders: Christian Poulsen (Évian Thonon Gaillard FC), Christian Eriksen (AFC Ajax), Jakob Poulsen (FC Midtjylland), Lasse Schøne (NEC Nijmegen), Michael Silberbauer (BSC Young Boys), Niki Zimling (Club Brügge KV), William Kvist (VfB Stuttgart).

Forwards: Dennis Rommedahl (Brøndby IF), Mads Junker (Roda JC), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Brøndby IF), Nicklas Bendtner (Sunderland AFC), Tobias Mikkelsen (FC Nordsjælland).

*Jores Okore (FC Nordsjælland) has been added.

Last updated: 21/03/12 16.43CET

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