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Leeds’ Rasmus Kristensen receives international call up

Leeds United defender Rasmus Kristensen has been named as part of Kasper Hjulmand’s Denmark squad for their upcoming European Championships qualifying matches against Northern Ireland and Slovenia.

Signed last summer from RB Salzburg, Kristensen arrived at Elland Road with the aim of making the right-back berth his own, facing competition with club stalwart Luke Ayling to secure the spot.

The 25-year-old has been a regular in the Leeds side since his arrival, making a total of 30 appearances for the club across all competitions this season.

He featured at both right centre-back and right-back, and managed to score three times – against Wolves, Arsenal and Newcastle in the Premier League.

Kristensen currently has 14 caps for his country, and played in all three of Denmark’s games in their disappointing 2022 World Cup campaign which ended during the group stages.

Denmark currently find themselves second in their EURO qualifying group, and resume their push to qualify on 16th June when they host Northern Ireland at the Parken Stadium.

They then travel to Ljubljana to face current group leaders Slovenia on 19th June.

Denmark squad in full:

Kasper Schmeichel, Frederik Rønnow, Mads Hermansen, Andreas Christensen, Joakim Mæhle, Rasmus Nissen Kristensen, Simon Kjær, Jens Stryger Larsen, Victor Nelsson, Joachim Andersen, Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jørgensen, Alexander Bah, Christian Eriksen, Mathias Jensen, Mohamed Daramy, Morten Hjulmand, Philip Billing, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Mikkel Damsgaard, Andreas Skov Olsen, Jesper Lindstrøm, Rasmus Højlund, Jonas Wind, Martin Braithwaite, Yussuf Poulsen

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