After a 1-1 draw after extra time, Denmark lost 3-2 to Croatia on penalties and were eliminated from the tournament.

Schmeichel was immense, saving two efforts and a penalty from Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in the final minutes of the extra time.

The 31-year-old Leicester City custodian was named Man of the Match for his powerhouse performance between the sticks.

β€œKasper did everything possible for us to win, both in the extra time and in the penalty shootout," Hareide said post-match.

"Our three best players for penalties all missed their penalties today. I can only apologise to Schmeichel and the other boys.

"After the game, I told them I was proud of them, they played according to the plan and did everything perfectly."

In the quarter-final game on July 8 (AEST) in Sochi Croatia will play against Russia.