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WORLD CUP REPORT: KROHN-DEHLI

03 Jul 2018
Denmark caressed the pass to quarterfinals, while Krohn-Dehli was only able to play for twenty-two minutes in the World Cup.

It was good World Cup for Denmark, though leaving the feeling that they could have gone deeper in the tournament. The Danish Dynamite didn’t lose any game in the tournament and went out only by the penalty shootout.

They beat Peru in their opening game in Russia 2018 (1-0) and later chained straight draws facing Australia (1-1) and France (0-0). Thus, they advanced as the runners-up in group C and faced Croatia in the round of last 16.

Like it happened against France, Denmark never seemed inferior to Croatia and pushed the game to extra-time after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes. The game reached the penalty shootout, instance when they were eliminated after missing three penalties.


 
Michael Krohn-Dehli had a secondary role in Denmark’s participation in Russia 2018. He was having a starting role in the friendly games, until coach Åge Hareide decided to make changes in the last preparation game against Mexico (2-0 win).

 For the tournament the coach rotated in the position of centre midfielder, always keeping Thomas Delaney as a fixed starter. William Kvist was his partner against Peru, then Lasse Schoene claimed the role against Australia and Andreas Christensen was used against France.

Krohn-Dehli reached the round of last 16 without having any minute and it was against Croatia that he was able to debut. He entered in the extra-time and played for 22 minutes making 11 touches. A very minor role in the end though he had the chance to score one of the two goals during the penalty shootout.

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