Norway’s recent reopening after the Corona crisis meant that thousands of football fans could finally stream back to the national Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo. That was just in time to cheer the national men’s football team on to its latest victory Monday night.
The team beat Montenegro, further boosting its chances to play in next year’s World Cup.
“We know how difficult it is when you have to win on home turf,” player Mohamed Elyounoussi, who scored both of Norway’s two goals in the World Cup qualifier, told TV2. “It’s extra wonderful to win in front of a packed Ullevaal, to give them (spectators) something to cheer for.”
The match ended with a score of 2-0 and head coach/manager Ståle Solbakken was proud and relieved. Now the team just needs to beat Latvia again, on home turf this time, and then try to beat the Netherlands at what’s likely to be a difficult away game. “Everything is possible,” Solbakken told NRK.