This Saturday, November 11, 2017 (11:45 AM Pacific) Denmark will host the Republic of Ireland at the Parken Stadium for the first leg of a UEFA World Cup qualifiers play-off. The game is crucial to both nations with a spot in the next World Cup at stake, which should make for a very entertaining encounter.
Denmark finished second in Group E of the UEFA World Cup qualifiers with 20 points to get to this play-off fixture. Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was by far the standout player for the Danish Dynamite as he scored eight goals throughout the first round and proved to be a crucial playmaker as well. Manager Åge Hareide does have a very talented squad with players like Eriksen, Simon Kjær, Thomas Delaney, Viktor Fisher and Nicolai Jørgensen. This first leg will be crucial to Denmark as it is at home but it will not be easy against a solid Republic of Ireland squad.
The Republic of Ireland finished second in Group D with 19 points, just securing its place in this play-off with a 1-0 win against Wales in the final matchday. James McClean had the biggest goalscoring contribution to The Green Army in the group stage with four goals. Martin O’Neill’s squad is all based in England with players like McClean, Robbie Brady, Harry Arter and Shane Long.
Of course, Ireland will still be without Seamus Coleman and will inclusively miss David Meyler and James McCarthy for this match. These absences are important and can play a huge role in this matchup but the team still has the talent to compete against a team like Denmark.
How to Watch Denmark vs the Republic of Ireland
The Denmark vs Republic of Ireland match will be broadcast this Saturday, November 11 at 11:45 AM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Fox Sports 2
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)