Haaland dominated World Cup qualifier

Even the world’s biggest football stars can’t match the recent performance of Norway’s Erling Braut Haaland as a highly praised member of the country’s men’s national football team. It all but crushed Gibraltar’s team in the lastest World Cup qualifier, with Haaland scoring three of Norway’s five goals. “The numbers speak for themselves,” team captain […]

Norway halfway in World Cup qualifiers

Norway’s national men’s football team was boosted by a 2-0 victory over Latvia during the weekend, its latest match in the ongoing qualifiers to play in next year’s World Cup. Head coach Ståle Solbakken wasn’t exactly jumping for joy on Sunday. He thinks the team should be doing much better. After five matches, Norway has […]

Norway’s World Cup hopes still alive

Norway’s national men’s football team didn’t manage to beat the Netherlands in Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier on home turf in Oslo. The team did manage to prevent the Netherlands from beating them, though, keeping alives hopes of a spot in the next World Cup. The match at Ullevaal Stadium ended in a 1-1 tie. […]

Scandalized Brann players apologize

Nine players for the Bergen football club Brann were urged by their coach to finally apologize for late-night partying inside the club’s stadium two weeks ago. The party set off a scandal that already has led to the firing of one player and contract termination agreements for two others. All 12 players involved have been […]

Record price for football player

Martin Ødegaard of Drammen has become Norway’s most expensive football player ever, after the Arsenal Football Club in London reportedly offered to pay as much as EUR 40 million (NOK 425 million) for his “permanent transfer” from Real Madrid. After days of speculation, Arsenal could finally present him as a team player heading into the […]

Unrest over ‘no’ to Qatar boycott

NEWS ANALYSIS: The national Norwegian football federation’s rejection of a boycott of the World Cup in Qatar hasn’t halted harsh criticism of either Qatar or those heading both the international foodball federation FIFA and NFF (Norges Fotballforbund). NFF President Terje Svendsen claimed there were “no winners of losers” in the heated debate over whether professional […]

Carew faces tax evasion charges

Police and tax authorities raided the Oslo home of former Norwegian football star John Carew on Wednesday, later declaring that they suspect him of serious tax evasion. Norway’s economic crime unit Økokrim also reportedly seized Carew’s mobile phone but Carew himself still hadn’t been arrested. Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) was outside the apartment building in […]

Influence preferred over Qatar boycott

Intense pressure from Norwegian football fans and players has prompted Norway’s national football association to join a Nordic effort to put more pressure of their own on the international football federation FIFA. They clearly prefer more influence over FIFA to any boycott of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, where officials have been accused […]

Carew heads into crime comedy

Former Norwegian football star John Carew has joined a new team: He’ll break into Oslo’s new Munch museum next year as a member of Olsenbanden, a gang of mostly harmless movie bandits. Since retiring from football in 2013, Carew has launched an acting career. He’s been involved in a handful of movies, including a supporting […]

Norway still kicking at World Cup trials

Norway’s national men’s football team redeemed itself, after a crushing loss to Turkey late last week, with a victory over Montenegro Tuesday night in its latest World Cup qualifier. The team also mounted yet another T-shirt demonstration against how World Cup host Qatar has mistreated thousands of migrant workers building football facilities over the past […]