Germany and Norway fans boycotting World Cup
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Germany and Norway fans boycotting World Cup

Soccer fans in Germany and Norway appear to be boycotting the World Cup in Qatar. Viewership inside both of these more progressive European countries has been significantly down compared to previous tournaments. In Norway, soccer fans tuning in to NRK to watch the World Cup have fallen dramatically. In fact, the average number of viewers […]

Norway

/ 63 days ago

Germany and Norway fans boycotting World Cup

Soccer fans in Germany and Norway appear to be boycotting the World Cup in Qatar. Viewership inside both of these more progressive European countries has been significantly down compared to previous tournaments. In Norway, soccer fans tuning in to NRK to watch the World Cup have fallen dramatically. In fact, the average number of viewers […]

Norway

/ 158 days ago

After heart problems, tired Graham Hansen takes international break

Oslo (AFP) – Norway striker Caroline Graham Hansen announced on Wednesday she was taking a break from international football aged 27, blaming heart problems and exhaustion. "After a year with heart problems and almost 50 matches, I still feel a fatigue that makes me choose to listen to my body. I need rest. I need […]
ByAFP

Norway

/ 194 days ago

Norway women's coach axed after European rout to England

Oslo (AFP) – Norwegian women's football head coach Martin Sjogren has been axed after the team's humiliating European Championship group stage defeat to England, the national federation announced on Tuesday. England recorded the biggest win in European Championship history with an 8-0 demolition of Norway on July 11. "We're all disappointed with the performances at […]
ByAFP

Norway

/ 197 days ago

Norway crash to shock exit from Euro 2022

London (AFP) – Norway suffered a shock exit from Euro 2022 as the pre-tournament title contenders crashed to a 1-0 defeat against Austria on Friday. Despite the presence of Lyon star Ada Hegerberg in their line-up, Norway paid the price for another lacklustre display in Brighton. Norway failed to advance from Group A after a […]
ByAFP

England

/ 201 days ago

England set Euro record in eight-goal rout of Norway

Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England recorded the biggest win in European Championship history as Beth Mead's hat-trick inspired an 8-0 demolition of Norway that booked the hosts' quarter-final place on Monday. Sarina Wiegman's side scored six in the first half on route to smashing their own women's Euro record margin of victory set when […]
ByAFP

Northern Ireland

/ 205 days ago

Norway start Women's Euro bid by routing Northern Ireland

Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Norway eased to a 4-1 win over out-classed Northern Ireland in their Women's Euro 2022 opener on Thursday. Julie Blakstad and Frida Maanum gave Norway the perfect start with goals inside the first 13 minutes at Southampton. Caroline Graham Hansen's penalty put the two-time European champions on course to ruin […]
ByAFP

Erling Haaland

/ 230 days ago

Haaland strikes twice as Norway edge Sweden

Oslo (AFP) – Erling Haaland scored twice and set up the third as Norway beat neighbours Sweden 3-2 in the Nations League at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo on Sunday. "I'm speechless!" the 21-year-old striker told Norwegian television, before adding: "It's the first time I've played for a sold-out Ullevaal. And to win against Sweden […]
ByAFP

Norway

/ 311 days ago

Former women's footballer of year Hegerberg back in Norway squad after 5 years

Oslo (AFP) – Former women's world footballer of the year Ada Hegerberg said Thursday she was returning to the Norway squad after refusing to play for the national team for nearly five years. Hegerberg, 26, has not played international football since the 2017 European Championship. She fell out with the Norwegian federation because the women's […]
ByAFP

Netherlands

/ 438 days ago

Dutch book ticket to Qatar with win over Norway

Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Two late goals by Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay on Tuesday saw the Netherlands book a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as they held Norway at bay with a 2-0 victory in Rotterdam. Bergwijn, the standout player of the evening on the right wing, drilled the ball into […]
ByAFP

COVID-19

/ 513 days ago

Norway football coach calls for government change over virus rules

Oslo (AFP) – Norway coach Stale Solbakken has caused controversy in the country by calling for people to vote against the government in the upcoming parliamentary elections over the strictness of its coronavirus rules. Solbakken was angry that the 28,000-capacity Ullevaal Stadion could only be a quarter-full for Norway's 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in […]
ByAFP

Norway

/ 587 days ago

Norway decides against Qatar World Cup boycott

Oslo (AFP) – Norway's football community on Sunday voted against boycotting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar despite pressure from its grassroots over alleged human rights abuses of migrant workers in the Gulf state. At an extraordinary congress called by the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF), 368 delegates voted for a motion rejecting a boycott while […]
ByAFP