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Sunday 17 November 2019

Ireland not easy game - Hareide

Age Hareide
Age Hareide

Denmark manager Age Hareide doesn't expect a repeat of the 5-1 cakewalk when his side visit Dublin this day fortnight for a decisive Euro qualifier.

The nations are deadlocked at the top of Group D on 12 points but the Danes have a game in hand, at home to bottom seeds Gibraltar, four days before they face Mick McCarthy's outfit.

Ireland will require victory to ensure a direct passage into next year's finals, a showpiece in which they host four matches at Lansdowne Road. Otherwise, they will rely on progression through the UEFA Nations League play-offs next March.

Denmark chief Hareide today selected his 20-man panel without any injury or suspension concerns.

Hareide is predicting a cagier affair under the new regime.

"Ireland are a much stronger team in this campaign. They are very difficult to break down and hit you late, as they did to us in Copenhagen, " he said.

Denmark squad v Gibraltar (Fri, Nov 15) and Ireland (Mon, Nov 18):

Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), Frederik Rønnow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jesper Hansen (FC Jutland).

Defenders: Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford FC), Daniel Wass (Valencia), Simon Kjær (Atalanta), Jonas Knudsen (Malmö FF), Mathias "Zanka" Jørgensen (Fenerbahce), Joachim Andersen (Lyon), Peter Ankersen (Genoa).

Midfiedlers: Lasse Schöne (Genoa), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Christian Nørgaard, (Brentford), Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund), Robert Skov (Hoffenheim).

Forwards: Christian Gytkjær (Lech Poznan), Martin Braithwaite (Leganes), Andreas Cornelius (Parma), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).

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