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Nicklas Bendtner out of Denmark’s squad

Nicklas Bendtner has been left out of the Denmark’s 23-man squad. The 30-year-old former Arsenal man injured himself playing for current club Rosenborg.

World Cup 2018:Nicklas Bendtner out of Denmark's squad

Bendtner was originally included in Denmark’s 27-man provisional squad but is one of four players to miss the trip in Russia. Denmark face Peru, Australia and France in Group C.

On the Danish FA’s Twitter page, coach Age Hareide said:

“We don’t believe Nicklas will be fit in time for the first game against Peru, it’s too tight and that match is very important,”

“Most likely, we are battling Peru and Australia for second place.

The experienced striker has made 81 appearances for his country, scoring 30 goals in his international career.

Nicklas Bendtner out of Denmark's squad