Tag Archives: Norway Women’s National Team

A tired Norway is out; England on to the Semis

1 Jul

This was not the game I expected. I thought that this would be a hard fought match. However, the Norway we saw against Australia was not the Norway that showed up here. (And to be honest, that exhausting game may well have been the reason for Norway’s performance.) It’s a shame for many reasons. But the one reason I want to mention is that this result may give England a false sense of confidence. Yes, they won 3-0. However, their play continues to be sloppy and their defense is questionable. They just have been lucky that they have not had to pay for their iffy play. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Elise Thorsnes

28 Jun

The group stages Drools are over but we are going to keep going as the teams progress.  Forward Elise has represented Norway at the U17, U19, U20, U23 and senior levels. She currently plays for LSK Kvinner.

I Hate Penalties!

26 Jun

I don’t care who is playing. I don’t care what event it is. I don’t care how even the match is. I hate penalties. I hate them. It’s a lousy way to end a match. Period. I hate them. Continue reading

South Korea show their skills while Norway still struggle for an identity

20 Jun

The last time Norway and South Korea met was waaaaayyyyy back in 2013 with Norway getting the win. The last time these two teams met in a World Cup was 2003 which Norway won 7-1. Norway pulled out a win this time too though not convincingly. For me anyway. Perhaps for you too. Continue reading

France qualifies for the Round of 16 following a squeaky victory over Norway

15 Jun

NICE, FRANCE – JUNE 12: Norway players celebrate after their team’s first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France group A match between France and Norway at Stade de Nice on June 12, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

France’s intent to tire out their opponent’s defense right from the first whistle seems to bearing fruit. Attack. Attack. Attack! Norway coulda / woulda / shoulda won this match but there’s something holding them back. No, it’s not VAR. But it’s something and I can’t quite get a handle on it. Continue reading

Norway’s controlled play bests Nigeria’s passion in Group A action

9 Jun

You may have doubted me when I said Norway was more than “the player who shall not be named.” They are. You may have doubted me when I said I love the pain involved with watching Nigeria. I am pained. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – WWC 2019 Group A – Norway: Maren Mjelde

6 Jun

Defensive midfielder and Norway captain Maren has been representing her country at the senior level since 2007. She currently plays for Chelsea.  Fun fact: Her brother Erik plays for Sandefjord.