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Ireland Have Named Their Team To Play Denmark

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The Ireland team has been confirmed.

The Republic of Ireland XI to play Denmark has been named. Mick McCarthy has made no changes from the team that beat Georgia 1-0 in Dublin back in March.

The national side are in Copenhagen to take on familiar foes. This will be the fifth meeting between the nations since November 2017 and it hasn’t been a happy fixture for Ireland.

The Boys in Green lost 5-1 to Denmark in the second leg of their World Cup play-off at the Aviva Stadium, and the other four games have ended goalless.

However, following a positive performance in their last game, confidence appears to be higher amongst the Irish players than it has been for a long time.

Here is the Ireland side for Friday’s Euro 2020 qualifier:

And here is the Denmark team:

Schmeichel; Larsen, Kjaer, Christensen, Daalsgard; Delaney, Schöne, Braithwaite; Eriksen; Poulsen, Jorgensen.

Ahead of Friday’s fixture, a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier, the Danish players have made some disparaging comments about their opponents. Mathias Jorgensen dismissed suggestions that Ireland are a different prospect now that McCarthy, and not Martin O’Neill, is the manager. While Thomas Delaney said the country are the “most annoying opponent” he has faced as a Denmark player.

It sounds as though the Scandinavians are genuinely sick of playing Ireland, but they will have to do it all over again on Friday night.

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