Denmark will be hoping to get revenge for the 4-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Armenia a few months back when the two sides meet each other in the World Cup qualifying in the next few days. Denmark were one of the favourites to secure qualification from the group, but defeats like those against Armenia have taken the team down near the bottom of the table. Even though they are level on points with the likes of Czech Republic and Armenia, they are fifth in the group of six teams. They are just keeping their head above Malta, who have taken just three points.
Qualification to the World Cup is still not out of the reach of Denmark because they can get their campaign back on track with a victory over Armenia in this difficult away match. They are just one point behind Bulgaria, who occupy the final qualification spot. Ahead of the match with Armenia, questions were asked about the 4-0 defeat earlier in the year. Denmark coach Morten Olsen replied we saying that he would compare the defeat to the 9/11 attacks. This has created a lot of furore since the anniversary of the attacks is just a few days away.
Morten Olsen has apologised for those comments by saying that he regretted what he said. ‘Maybe it is hard to compare, and probably we should not compare, but football wise [the 4-0 defeat to Armenia] was our September 11th,’ said Olsen ahead of the match. “I’m sorry if my comparison – despite my reservations – inadvertently offended some people,” came the apology from the Denmark coach on his official Twitter account. Denmark come into the match on a decent run of form, which has seen them suffer only three defeats in the last few matches.
Armenia have also been on good form recently.