Norway national football team

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Template:National football team The Norway national football team, controlled by the Norwegian Football Association, participated three times in the World Cup in 1938, 1994 and 1998. It plays its home games in Ullevaal Stadium, which seats 25,500 spectators.

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An Olympic team achieved third place in the 1936 Olympics, after beating the hosts Germany earlier in the tournament.

Norway had their most successful period from 1990 to 1998 under the legendary coach Egil Roger Olsen, called Drillo because of his dribbling skills as a player. He started his training career with Norway with a 6-1 home victory against Cameroon October 31 1990 and ended it on June 27 1998 after a 0-1 defeat against Italy in the second stage of the 1998 World Cup.

In the 1994 World Cup in the USA, Norway was knocked out at the group stage after a win against Mexico, a defeat against Italy and a draw against the Republic of Ireland. In France 1998, Norway got to the first cup-round after a draw against Scotland and Morocco, and a 2-1 win over Brazil in the last match. Norway finished second in their group. Norway then had to face Italy, but was defeated by a 1-0 result. During the 1998 World Cup tournament Norway received some criticism, because of their somewhat defensive tactics.

The former U-21 coach Nils Johan Semb replaced him after his planned retirement, but did not manage to achieve the same results as Olsen. He was replaced by Åge Hareide towards the end of 2003, who came from Rosenborg.

Some of Norway's best single results are: Norway-Brazil 2-1 on June 23, 1998 in the World Cup group stage, and Norway-Brazil 4-2 on May 30, 1997. In fact, Norway is one of few teams that Brazil never have managed to beat.

World Cup record

European Championship record

Selected famous players

See also: Category:Norwegian footballers

Top Norway goalscorers

Player Goals (Caps)
Jørgen Juve 33 45
Einar Gundersen 26 33
Harald Hennum 25 43
Tore André Flo 23 77
Gunnar Thoresen 22 64
Ole Gunnar Solskjær 21 62
Jan Åge Fjørtoft 20 71
Odd Iversen 19 45
Olav Nilsen 19 62
Øyvind Leonhardsen 19 86

Norway managers

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