The Danish Dynamites will battle The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at 13:00GMT Tuesday, November 22, 2022. The game will be played at The Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.
Denmark will go into the tournament with high hopes after reaching the semi-finals of the Euro 2020 despite starting on a tragic note.
Denmark will be pleased to start another major tournament on a good note and opponents Tunisia may be a fairly average side to start with. Tunisia, after impressing in the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup had to exit in the quarter-finals of the 2021 AFCON. Just like any other team, the Eagles have been preparing towards the World Cup having edged Mali in the playoffs.
FORM GUIDE (LAST FIVE MATCHES)
Denmark have won four of their last five games while losing to only Croatia in the UEFA Nations League. Similarly, Tunisia have lost one but terribly to Brazil in an International friendly which occurred in September.
25 September 2022 Denmark 2–0 France Nations League
22 September 2022 Croatia 2–1 Denmark Nations League
13 June 2022 Denmark 2–0 Austria Nations League
10 June 2022 Denmark 0–1 Croatia Nations League
6 June 2022 Austria 1–2 Denmark Nations League
27 September Brazil 5–1 Tunisia Friendly
22 September Tunisia 1−0 Comoros Friendly
14 June 2022 Japan 0–3 Tunisia Kirin Cup Soccer
10 June 2022 Chile 0–2 Tunisia Kirin Cup Soccer
5 June 2023 Botswana 0–0 Tunisia AFCON qualification
HEAD TO HEAD
The two sides will engage each other for the second time after 20 years.
26 May 2002 Denmark 2-1 Tunisia International Friendly
Barcelona centre-back, Andreas Christensen may be the only worry for the Danish as the defender continues to recover from a ligament injury. Meanwhile, Captain Simon Kjaer is in a positive shape to start as well as Eriksen.
(4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Wass, Kjaer, Andersen, Maehle; Hojbjerg, Delaney; Olsen, Eriksen, Braithwaite; Damsgaard.
Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni is the sole source of concern in the team, as the Al Arabi striker works to recuperate in time to play Denmark. If he recovers in time, he might play up front with Wahbi Khazri and Jaziri in a 4-3-3 formation.
(4-3-3): Dahmen; Drager, Talbi, Bronn, Abdi; Laidouni, Skhiri, Chaalali; Jaziri, Msakni, Khazri.