Football star hopes for quick recovery

Caroline Graham Hansen scored the first of two winning goals for Norway’s women’s national football team at the World Cup in France Monday night, only to injure her ankle after a collision with a South Korean opponent. Now she, the rest of the team and thousands of Norwegian fans are hoping for a quick recovery. […]

Coach proud after French thriller

Norway’s national women’s football team held off the heavily favoured French team through the first half of their second World Cup match Wednesday night, and lost 2-1 on a penalty kick. Coach Martin Sjögren was nonetheless “extremely proud” of his team’s performance. “We managed to perform in a very good manner,” Sjögren told state broadcaster […]

Norway narrowly defeats Færø Islands

Norway’s men’s national football redeemed itself somewhat with a 2-0 victory over the Færø Islands Monday night, but head coach Lars Lagerbäck was not impressed, calling the match one of the “weakest” during his tenure. “I don’t know where I should begin,” a frustrated Lagerbäck told reporters when Norway’s latest qualifier for the European Championships […]

Nowegian men lost their defense

Norway’s men’s national football team was kicking itself after letting a 2-0 advantage disappear into a 2-2 tie against Romania on home turf at Ullevaal Stadiun in Oslo heading into the weekend. They thus lost a valuable chance in the latest round of qualifiers for the European Championships. “We haven’t learned,” upset player Joshua King […]

World Cup kicks off to a great start

Norway’s women’s national football team could hardly have had a better start at the World Cup in France this weekend, not least after all the pressure the women were under during the run-up. Their 3-0 victory in their opening match against Nigeria was literally a dream come true. “This is just so wonderful,” player Guro […]

Conflicts surround women’s football

One of Norway’s biggest football stars, Martin Ødegaard, has publicly scolded fellow football star Ada Hegerberg and all but told her to shut up. The normally mild-mannered Ødegaard seems completely fed up with Hegerberg’s ongoing complaints about Norwegian football management, and claims she’s “disturbing” the Norwegian national women’s team in their run-up to the World […]

No World Cup for the world’s best

Norwegian football player Ada Hegerberg has proved once again that she’s the best in the world, but she won’t be playing for Norway in the upcoming World Cup. A long-running conflict between Hegerberg and Norwegian football officials meant that the Norwegian women’s national football team assembled for training this week without her. “I miss playing […]

Rekdal finished at football club Start

After several dramatic and chaotic days, the professional football club Start in Kristiansand has agreed on a severance package with its head coach Kjetil Rekdal. He’d suddenly been relieved of his duties last week because of complaints filed against him, but Rekdal defied any suspension and turned up to coach the club at its league […]

Chaos reigned around Rekdal

UPDATED: On the very day that another Norwegian football coach won the top job at Manchester United, Kjetil Rekdal was stunned by an immediate suspension of his coaching duties for the pro-football club Start in Kristiansand. On Friday, Rekdal’s attorney said he’d be coaching the team this weekend after all, leading to what commentators called […]

Moe takes over for Solskjær in Molde

Norway’s Molde Football Club has also decided to have its caretaker manager take over on a full-time basis, to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjær who went from caretaker to boss at Manchester United. Erling Moe, who’s been filling in during Solskjær’s absence, now just needs a contract himself. “I’m glad on Ole Gunnar’s behalf,” Moe told […]