A report on Norway national football team

National football team of Norway, before the match with Bulgaria, 3-09-2015
John Arne Riise is the most capped male player in the history of Norway with 110 caps.
Jørgen Juve is the top male goalscorer in the history of Norway with 33 goals.
Ståle Solbakken is currently the manager of Norway.

Controlled by the Norwegian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Norway.

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National football team of Norway, before the match with Bulgaria, 3-09-2015

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1994 FIFA World Cup

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The 15th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national soccer teams.

The 15th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national soccer teams.

1994 FIFA World Cup official logo
Striker, the official mascot of the tournament.
Lothar Matthäus scoring a penalty kick in Germany's quarter-final against Bulgaria at Giants Stadium on July 10. Bulgaria came back to win the game.
Claudio Caniggia scoring for the second goal, Argentina 2 v 1 Nigeria at Foxboro Stadium
Italy and Norway getting ready to play at Giants Stadium
The large capacity stadiums enabled huge, enthusiastic crowds to attend the games, such as this one at the Giants Stadium quarter-final game.

Norway qualified for the first time since 1938, Bolivia for the first time since 1950 (and the last time as of 2022), and Switzerland for the first time since 1966.

The Sweden team in 1911.

Sweden national football team

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Controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body of football in Sweden.

Controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body of football in Sweden.

The Sweden team in 1911.
The Sweden team that won the gold medal.
The Swedish squad.
Sweden won the silver medal at the 1958 World Cup.
The Sweden national football team in 1961 with this players – from the left, standing: Bengt "Fölet" Berndtsson, Torbjörn Jonsson, Åke "Bajdoff" Johansson, Agne Simonsson, Rune Börjesson and Lennart Backman; crouched: Olle "Lappen" Hellström, Orvar Bergmark, Bengt "Zamora" Nyholm, Lennart Wing and Gösta "Knivsta" Sandberg.
Sweden's Henrik Larsson taking a free kick against the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2004 quarter-finals.
Swedish national team of 2006.
Sweden and Spain meet in UEFA Euro 2008 Group D.
The Swedish team before playing against Austria in 2013 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Swedish team before playing against Russia in 2015 during the Euro 2016 qualifiers
Swedish supporters during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Dortmund, Germany
Sweden's manager Janne Andersson.
Anders Svensson is Sweden's most capped player of all time, with 148 appearances for the national team.
Zlatan Ibrahimović is Sweden's all-time top goalscorer, with 62 goals for the national team.
Björn Nordqvist is with 92 matches as team captain the Swedish player with most captaincies.
Victor Lindelöf captains Sweden since 2021.
Sweden in the 1958 FIFA World Cup Final.
Sweden playing against Germany in the 2006 FIFA World Cup at Munich's Allianz Arena.
Swedish supporters during UEFA Euro 2008.
Sweden at the UEFA Euro 2012.
Sweden at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Sweden played its first international game against Norway on 12 July 1908, an 11–3 victory.

1998 FIFA World Cup official logo

1998 FIFA World Cup

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The 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national football teams.

The 16th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national football teams.

1998 FIFA World Cup official logo
Footix, the official mascot of the tournament
Coca-Cola was one of the sponsors of FIFA World Cup 1998.
JVC was the official partner for VHS cassettes.

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The squad celebrating its first FIFA World Cup in 1934

Italy national football team

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The Italy national football team (Nazionale di calcio dell'Italia) has represented Italy in international football since its first match in 1910.

The Italy national football team (Nazionale di calcio dell'Italia) has represented Italy in international football since its first match in 1910.

The squad celebrating its first FIFA World Cup in 1934
The Italy national team in 1965
Captain Giacinto Facchetti celebrates Italy's UEFA Euro 1968 victory
Italy's line up, before the match against France in a group stage game at the 1978 FIFA World Cup at Estadio José María Minella (Mar del Plata, Argentina – 2 June 1978)
Italy's starting line-up, before the match against Argentina in a group stage game at the 1982 FIFA World Cup
One of the widely remembered pictures of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Italian President Sandro Pertini playing scopone with Dino Zoff, Franco Causio and coach Bearzot.
Roberto Baggio in 1990
Franco Baresi against Romário during the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final
Italy (right) lineup ahead of the UEFA Euro 2000 Final against France
Within the crowd in the Circus Maximus in Rome, after the Italian team scored against France
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano congratulates coach Lippi and captain Cannavaro after the final match against France
The national football team of Italy before the UEFA Euro 2012 Final, Olympic Stadium, Kyiv, 1 July 2012
President of Italy Sergio Mattarella (right) congratulates captain Chiellini in Rome, the day after Italy's triumph at UEFA Euro 2020
Italy in 1910, wearing the original white jersey. They would switch to the traditional blue shirt a year later.
France–Italy match on 20 February 1921
Roberto Mancini, the current head coach of Italy national football team.
Gianluigi Buffon is the most capped player in the history of Italy with 176 caps.
Gigi Riva is the top scorer in the history of Italy with 35 goals.

After a 1–0 win against Norway in New York City and a 1–1 draw with Mexico at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Italy advanced from Group E based on goals scored among the four teams tied on points.

USFSA France team (or Club Français) at 1900 Summer Olympics

France national football team

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Controlled by the French Football Federation (Fédération française de football), also known as FFF.

Controlled by the French Football Federation (Fédération française de football), also known as FFF.

USFSA France team (or Club Français) at 1900 Summer Olympics
Michel Platini captained France to victory at UEFA Euro 1984.
Zinedine Zidane captaining France at the 2006 FIFA World Cup
The French team in front of fans in 2006.
After captaining France intermittently since 2010, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been the French captain permanently since February 2012.
Stade de France
France team that played its first international v Belgium in 1904, wearing the white shirt with the rings emblem
France's Zinedine Zidane number 10 home shirt, as made by Adidas
Nike-made France merchandise on display for UEFA Euro 2016
Didier Deschamps, the current coach of the French national football team.
Lilian Thuram is the most capped player in the history of France with 142 caps.
Thierry Henry is the top scorer in the history of France with 51 goals.
France celebrating their victory of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

On 23 July 2010, at the request of Blanc, the FFF suspended all 23 players in the World Cup squad for the team's friendly match against Norway after the World Cup.

Matt Busby was due to manage Scotland at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, but was unable due to his injuries from the Munich air disaster.

Scotland national football team

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Controlled by the Scottish Football Association.

Controlled by the Scottish Football Association.

Matt Busby was due to manage Scotland at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, but was unable due to his injuries from the Munich air disaster.
Billy Bremner (right) playing for Scotland against Zaire at the Westfalenstadion in the 1974 FIFA World Cup
Alex Ferguson (pictured) briefly served as Scotland's manager after the sudden death of Jock Stein in 1985.
Scotland against the Netherlands at Villa Park during Euro 1996
Berti Vogts, the only foreigner to coach Scotland to date
Gordon Strachan was appointed Scotland manager in January 2013.
Hampden Park, the traditional home of the Scotland national football team. This picture was taken before the friendly match with the United States in 2005.
Scotland players, including Andrew Watson (top centre), wearing an atypical light blue-and-white hooped jersey in 1882
The Tartan Army in Milan in 2005, prior to their 2006 World Cup qualifying match against Italy
Steve Clarke, the current Scotland manager (pictured in 2019).
Kenny Dalglish scored a joint record 30 goals in a record 102 international appearances for Scotland between 1971 and 1986.

Scotland played their first match outside the British Isles in 1929, beating Norway 7–3 in Bergen.

Official poster

1938 FIFA World Cup

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The third edition of the World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship for senior men's national teams and was held in France from 4 June until 19 June 1938.

The third edition of the World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship for senior men's national teams and was held in France from 4 June until 19 June 1938.

Official poster
Qualifying countries and their results
A ball from the tournament

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The Uruguay v. Switzerland line-up in the Gold medal match at the 1924 Summer Olympics, held in Paris.

Switzerland national football team

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The Switzerland national football team (Schweizer Fussballnationalmannschaft, Nazionale di calcio della Svizzera, Équipe nationale suisse de football, Squadra naziunala da ballape da la Svizra) represents Switzerland in international football.

The Switzerland national football team (Schweizer Fussballnationalmannschaft, Nazionale di calcio della Svizzera, Équipe nationale suisse de football, Squadra naziunala da ballape da la Svizra) represents Switzerland in international football.

The Uruguay v. Switzerland line-up in the Gold medal match at the 1924 Summer Olympics, held in Paris.
The Switzerland national team line-up before a friendly match against Argentina, 29 February 2012. Switzerland lost 1–3.
The Switzerland national team line-up before the game against Sweden, on 3 July 2018, in Saint Petersburg.

Switzerland failed to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, hosted in France, as they finished fourth in their qualifying group, winning three games; 3–2 against Finland, 1–0 against Hungary and 5–0 against Azerbaijan, drawing one game against Hungary (1–1), and losing three games; 1–0 against Azerbaijan and losing both games against Norway, losing 1–0 at home and 5–0 away.

The Republic of Ireland national team had a match at Malmö Stadion against Sweden in May 1960 – players of the team from left to right, standing; Seamus Dunne, Noel Dwyer, Charlie Hurley. Michael McGrath, Pat Saward; crouched: Joe Haverty, George Cummins, Dermot Curtis, Ronnie Nolan, Ambrose "Amby" Fogarty and Fionan "Paddy" Fagan.

Republic of Ireland national football team

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The Republic of Ireland national football team (Foireann peile náisiúnta Phoblacht na hÉireann) represents the Republic of Ireland in men's international football.

The Republic of Ireland national football team (Foireann peile náisiúnta Phoblacht na hÉireann) represents the Republic of Ireland in men's international football.

The Republic of Ireland national team had a match at Malmö Stadion against Sweden in May 1960 – players of the team from left to right, standing; Seamus Dunne, Noel Dwyer, Charlie Hurley. Michael McGrath, Pat Saward; crouched: Joe Haverty, George Cummins, Dermot Curtis, Ronnie Nolan, Ambrose "Amby" Fogarty and Fionan "Paddy" Fagan.
Republic of Ireland playing the Netherlands at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida, where they lost 2–0 in the Round of 16 of the 1994 World Cup
The Ireland players celebrating qualification for UEFA Euro 2012
Irish team in September 2013
Ireland players (L-R) Robbie Keane, Liam Lawrence, Keith Andrews and Keith Fahey in a 2010 friendly against Algeria
Aviva Stadium
Croke Park, the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association, has been used for Irish matches.
Robbie Keane, top goalscorer and the most-capped player.
Ray Houghton scored against Italy at the 1994 FIFA World Cup
Irish line up for Ireland's fixture against Italy at Euro 2016

They ended the group stage with a 0–0 draw with Norway at Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Ullevål Stadium from air

Ullevaal Stadion

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All-seater football stadium located in Oslo, Norway.

All-seater football stadium located in Oslo, Norway.

Ullevål Stadium from air
The stadium in 1935
Spectators at a match in 1935
Ullevaal in 1965
Vålerenga supporters on the North Stand, which opened in 1990
The South Stand (right) was built to meld seamlessly with the older East (VG) Stand.
South Stand
Concert with Green Day in 2010
Norway playing England in 2012
Changing room
The stadium seen from afar, with the West Stand to the left
Ullevaal is served by the station Ullevål stadion of the Oslo Metro
Vålerenga playing Liverpool in 2011

It is the home ground of the Norway national football team, and the site of the Norwegian Cup Final.