It has been a year of ups and downs for the Denmark national team in 2021. Their journey in last summer’s European Championship started off on a horrible note as Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field during their first group match against Finland.
With the unfortunate incident inevitably having an impact on the rest of the Danish players, the team went on to lose against Finland and Belgium consecutively in the group stage.
But then they did the unthinkable against Russia in the final group match by scoring 4 goals to send them through to the Round of 16. It was the first time they scored 4 goals in a major tournament since 1998.
The team seemed to be running on a renewed sense of spirit and optimism, fighting on the pitch for their fellow teammate as they went on to reach the semi-finals and lost narrowly to tournament favourites England due to a Harry Kane rebound off a penalty (which Schmeichel saved) in extra time.
The squad of players were applauded unanimously by the footballing world for their tenacity and courage during that each of them displayed during that difficult period.
Team captain Simon Kjaer and the medical staff whose quick reactions helped save Eriksen’s life were awarded by UEFA with the President’s Award in August in recognition of their efforts.
Despite the elimination at the hands of England, Denmark kept their spirits high and went on a 6-match winning streak in their World Cup qualification campaign to become one of the earliest teams to secure their appearance for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, by topping their Group F.
Furthermore, having made his return to football since moving to Brentford in the Premier League, Christian Eriksen is set to make his return to the Denmark national team as the squad reconvene for the final international break of the season for two friendly ties against Netherlands and Serbia.
With the team having evolved through this last year and come a full circle with Eriksen’s return, Denmark have announced the launch of a limited-edition kit designed in a collaborated effort by sports brand Hummel and fashion brand BLS Hafnia.
The shirt will be worn by the side during their upcoming friendly against Serbia after which the match-worn jerseys will be auctioned off for charity.
Can you feel it? A breath of fresh air, a unique look for the new generation.— hummel (@hummel1923) March 19, 2022
BLS Hafnia and hummel have come together to design a limited edition national team shirt for Denmark, which pays tribute to the new generation.#hummelsport #ForDanmark pic.twitter.com/E69M54yJ9m
The kit resembles the current Danish white away kit but also involves heavy use of the primary colour of the home kit and national flag, red.
There are vertical red stripes on either shoulder with downward pointing arrow marks (a Hummel trademark) on the upper end of the sleeves. The lower torso also sports vertical red stripes on either side of the hips.
You already know I’m all over the new Denmark shirt. 🇩🇰🇩🇰— Phil Delves (@phildelves) March 21, 2022
A collaboration between hummel and fashion brand BLS Hafnia. Will be worn in the upcoming game against Serbia, with the match worns auctioned off for charity. I just wish we’d see it used more. pic.twitter.com/j4HM0Ow8Xz
The limited-edition kit celebrates the sense of community amongst the Danish supporters as well as within the squad, which was very evident from how they came together during the game against Finland in the Euros.
With squad once again full with Eriksen’s return and fans being allowed back inside the stadiums, the Danes would be looking forward to celebrate their sense of togetherness with this kit.