3 key players to face Caltex Socceroos in Group C: Denmark

The Caltex Socceroos' hopes of advancing to the knockout stages at Russia 2018 could hinge on the result of their second Group C game against Denmark.

Here are three players who will be standing in the way in Samara.


Denmark's standout star showcased his class by firing his country to the World Cup with an outstanding hattrick in the second leg of their qualification playoff against Ireland.

While more noted as a playmaker, the Tottenham attacking midfielder has nine goals in his last eight international appearances.

He'll be the top priority in any scouting report.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen is Denmark's chief creator.


Premier League winner with Leicester, Schmeichel is set to appear at a major tournament for the first time after being an unused member of his nation's Euro 2012 squad.

The agile shot-stopper conceded only once over the two-legged playoff against Ireland and is good enough to make any opposition work.

Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel is number one for club and country.


Werder Bremen midfielder Delaney is capable of doing a bit of everything in between both boxes.

Having made his name at FC Copehnagen, the 26-year-old is now thriving in the Bundesliga and has established his place in Denmark's starting side.

He's physical, a threat in the air and renowned for his leadership qualities.

Thomas Delaney
Thomas Delaney is a midfield danger man.