On June 26, 1992, Denmark provided one of the greatest underdog stories in international football history when they beat Germany to win Euro 92.
The story is even more special due to the fact that Denmark were only allowed into the tournament at the 11th hour following Yugoslavia’s ban from the tournament with the country in a state of civil war.
The Danes were given just over a week to get a squad together in time for the finals after initially missing out on the competition by finishing as runners-up to Yugoslavia in qualification.
A goalless draw against England and a 1-0 loss to Sweden in the group stage meant the Danes were staring at an early elimination until they managed a 2-1 victory over France to advance to the knockout stage.
In the semi-finals, Richard Møller Nielsen’s side took the Netherlands to a penalty shootout, where they scored all of their spot-kicks to reach the showpiece event.
Peter Schmeichel had to come to rescue in the final to keep out the likes of Karl-Heinz Riedle, Stefan Reuter and Guido Buchwald, before John Jensen and Kim Vilfort scored the all-important goals to beat Germany 2-0 and win the tournament.
But what happened to that team next – and where are they now?
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