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Eriksen set to feature 6 days after Champions League final, Sisto absent from Denmark squad to face Ireland

Mathias Jorgensen and Andreas Cornelius are also among those to miss out.

Christian Eriksen (file pic).
Christian Eriksen (file pic).
Image: Tim Goode

Updated at 13.05

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN IS among the star names included in Denmark’s squad to face Ireland in their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifier.

The match takes place on 7 June — just six days after Eriksen and his Tottenham team-mates face Liverpool in the Champions League final.

Meanwhile, there are some notable absentees, with Pione Sisto, Mathias Jorgensen and Andreas Cornelius among those missing out.

Winger Sisto impressed in previous recent matches with Ireland, though has endured a season to forget at club level.

His team Celta Vigo narrowly avoided relegation, while the 24-year-old’s form suffered. He has not been a regular starter, featuring just once from outset and appearing off the bench seven times since the beginning of February.

According to Marca, meanwhile, the star’s off-the-field preparations for matches were far from ideal. A report earlier this month stated: “On Wednesday, Pione Sisto went live on social media to admit that he’d broken his challenge of only eating fruit for 21 days.

“The winger said that it had gotten out of control, while the club can’t have been too happy with the physical weakness he was experiencing because of it.”

Mick McCarthy named his final Ireland squad on Monday, with Bolton youngster Luca Connell a surprise inclusion.

Following the Denmark match in Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, the Boys in Green host Gibraltar three days later.

The Irish side have taken maximum points from their matches so far, winning away in Gibraltar and beating Georgia at home, prevailing 1-0 on both occasions. 

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