Denmark qualified for this edition of the World Cup with minimal fuss. Paired with the more talented Sweden and a Portugal side led by Cristiano Ronaldo, Denmark were expected to quietly accept their place as the third best team in the pool.
Morten Olsen was probably absent when the scripts were being handed out because, totally ignoring the inferiority complex, he led Denmark to a surprising but comfortable first place finish with impressive away wins in Portugal and Sweden under his belt.
They didn’t shock the world, but the manner in which Denmark made the World Cup—pretty much controlling their own destiny throughout from the word go—turned a few heads. A second spot may have been likely, but to win the group in such emphatic fashion wasn’t expected.
Despite the accomplished performances in the qualifying rounds, Denmark's World Cup history doesn't make such impressive reading. Having only qualified three times previously, South Africa being the fourth, they have only participated 13 World Cup matches.
With that said, here's Denmark's five best World Cup performances...