Leeds goalie Schmeichel makes debut for Denmark

Leeds goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been called up to the

Denmark squad for the first time for its 2012 European Championship

qualifier against Iceland

Coach Morten Olsen says Schmeichel will be the third-choice

goalie behind veteran Thomas Sorensen and Stephan Andersen.

Olsen says the former Manchester City keeper should get ”a

taste” of the national team. He is the son of former Denmark and

Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel, who earned 128 caps in a

14-year career – and scored once.

Olsen picked 23 players for the June 4 game in Reykjavik,

including Nicklas Bendtner, William Kvist, Dennis Rommedahl and

Simon Busk Poulsen. Other key players on Olsen’s list were

Christian Poulsen, Lasse Schone, Christian Eriksen and Mads

Junker.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Thomas Sorensen (Stoke), Stephan Andersen

(Brondby), Kasper Schmeichel (Leeds).

Defenders: Daniel Wass (Brondby), Lars Jacobsen (West Ham),

Simon Busk Poulsen (AZ Alkmaar), Leon Jessen (Kaiserslautern), Bo

Svensson (FSV Main 05), Simon Kjaer (Wolfsburg), Mathias Jorgensen

(FC Copenhagen).

Midfielders: Jakob Poulsen (Midtjylland), Christian Poulsen

(Liverpool), William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Kasper Lorentzen

(Randers), Niki Zimling (Nijmegen), Dennis Rommedahl (Olympiakos),

Thomas Enevoldsen (Groningen).

Forwards: Michael Krohn-Dehli (Brondby), Lasse Schone

(Nijmegen), Christian Eriksen (Ajax), Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal),

Mads Junker (Roda), Morten Skoubo (Roda).