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 […]

Norwegians proud of hero Solskjær

“This is huge, huge for us and huge for him,” claimed one of the many Norwegian football commentators who were hailing the appointment on Thursday of Ole Gunnar Solskjær as Manchester United’s new full-time manager. They all agreed that Solskjær fully deserves one of the most visible football jobs in the world, while his homeland […]

Teams blame field for Euro tie

The national men’s football teams for both Norway and Sweden could agree on one thing after their European Championship qualifying match at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo Tuesday night: the condition of the field was “just terrible.” That was Norwegian player Joshua King’s description after the match ended in a 3-3 tie that disappointed both sides. […]

Molde thinks Solskjær will come home

Norway’s triumphant football coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær is still expected to return to his head coaching job at the Molde Football Club, even after making history at Manchester United by leading his former club to six victories in a row including Sunday’s win over top-league Tottenham. His colleagues at Molde are enjoying Solskjær’s success in […]

Solskjær returns to Manchester United

The speculation that swirled this week over Norwegian football star Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s new top post at Manchester United seemed to become a sport in itself. The guessing game ended when Solskjær’s own former club confirmed Wednesday that he’s been appointed “caretaker manager” through the end of the season. Solskjær himself, who’d remained determinedly unavailable […]

Hegerberg still won’t play for Norway

Winning one of the most prestigious international prizes in the sport of football hasn’t changed Norwegian player Ada Hegerberg’s mind. She still doesn’t want to re-join Norway’s national team and play for her homeland until the Norwegian football federation (NFF) “gets better.” Hegerberg was making headlines again on Tuesday after becoming the first woman to […]

Rosenborg rebounds after tough year

Trondheim’s Rosenborg Football Club (RBK) ended one of its most turbulent seasons ever, by winning not just the league championship but also Norway’s annual national Cup Final. It played out Sunday before king and country at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium. “A wonderful ending,” claimed Rosenborg player Nicklas Bendtner, who’s been in big trouble himself this season […]

Women qualify for World Cup football

Champagne bottles were popping and Norway’s women’s football team was cheering after they qualified this week to play in next summer’s Women’s World Cup in France. The Norwegian team, however, still won’t include the country’s international female football star Ada Hegerberg. The national team’s women secured their World Cup spot after beating the Netherlands in […]

Football fans sparked chaos and injury

Rowdy football fans on their way to a match between the Brann football club of Bergen and Vålerenga of Oslo literally sparked drama and despair in downtown Oslo Sunday evening, when pre-match antics went very wrong. One Brann fan ended up being run over by the metro, which then ground the system to a halt. Oslo […]