Bodø still celebrating Roma’s defeat

Kjetil Knutsen, head coach for the suddenly famous Bodø/Glimt football club in Northern Norway, was still celebrating his players’ sensational slaughter of the much bigger and powerful Roma on Thursday night. He said after the match that he began to believe in victory when he saw how Roma’s players and famous coach,  José Mourinho, were […]

Packed stadium cheered Norway on

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 […]

Tie with Turkey boosts World Cup hopes

Norway’s national men’s football team (landslaget) was relieved and fans were happy after a crucial World Cup qualifying match Friday night against Turkey in Istanbul. It also boosted Norway to second place in its qualifying group, topped only by the mighty Netherlands. Ståle Solbakken, who has revived the team’s spirits and results since taking over […]

Football coach revives spirits

He was plagued by the loss of injured players as he headed this weekend into one of the Norwegian national men’s football team most important matches in years. Head coach Ståle Solbakken still thinks his revived squad can “surprise” Turkey’s national team, as they battle for a spot in the World Championships. Solbakken, who’s done […]

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 alive 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 […]