Squad making history at World Cup but focused on advancing: Denmark Coach

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Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), June 30 (IANS) Denmark coach Age Hareide acknowledged on Saturday that his players are writing their names in the history of their national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but said they are focused on advancing as far as possible.

Hareide made his remarks at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s last-16 match against Croatia, reports Efe

Denmark’s best-ever showing was at the 1998 World Cup in France, where it reached the quarterfinals.

Hareide pointed out that Croatia is a team that can defend and attack well with a flexible group of players who are able to adapt to different situations.

Denmark’s coach also said the two teams have similar playing styles, but stressed that he has confidence in his squad to deal with the match.

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He also said he has studied the way Croatian players shoot penalties when playing with their teams, in case the match goes to a penalty shootout.

–IANS

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