Flawless Denmark stand on brink of World Cup qualification - and can do Scotland a favour

Denmark can secure top spot in Group F and seal qualification to the 2022 World Cup with a win over Austria in Copenhagen tonight.

Denmark's head coach Kasper Hjulmand speaks to the press ahead of Tuesday's clash with Austria.

The Parken stadium is expected to be at capacity as Kasper Hjulmand’s men welcome the Austrians to the Danish capital. With an 100 per cent record so far after seven matches and, as a result, a healthy seven-point lead over second-placed Scotland, victory would make it impossible for Denmark to caught. There are two more rounds of fixtures after this series of matches.

Denmark are yet to concede a goal in this group and have chalked up 26 goals, four of them in a comprehensive victory over the Austrians in Vienna back in March.

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Defeat for Austria, coupled with a win for Scotland against the Faroe Islands, would end their faltering hopes of finishing second and securing a play-off spot. Franco Foda’s team, who overcame the Faroe Islands 2-0 last week, are four points behind Scotland, sitting fourth on ten points behind third-placed Israel on goal difference.

Stung by Scott McTominay’s last-minute goal to condemn them to a 3-2 defeat by the Scots at Hampden, Israel will look to return to winning ways when they travel home to Be’er Sheva to take on Moldova, who prop up the group.

Israel know that only a win will do against the Moldovans on Tuesday if they are to have any chance of second spot, who only have one point by virtue of a home draw with the Faroes and have nothing but pride to play for.