Norway women's national football team

The Norway women's national football team is controlled by the Football Association of Norway. The team is former European, World and Olympic champions and thus one of the most successful national teams. The team has had less success since the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Norway
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Gresshoppene (The Grasshoppers)
AssociationFootball Association of Norway
(Norges Fotballforbund)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMartin Sjögren
CaptainMaren Mjelde
Most capsHege Riise (188)[1]
Top scorerMarianne Pettersen (66)[1]
FIFA codeNOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 12 Steady (12 July 2019)[2]
Highest2 (July 2003)
Lowest14 (June 2018)
First international
 Sweden 2–1 Norway 
(Kolding, Denmark; 7 July 1978)
Biggest win
 Norway 17–0 Slovakia 
(Ulefoss, Norway; 19 September 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 5–0 Norway 
(Norrköping, Sweden; 22 August 1985)
 China PR 5–0 Norway 
(Foxboro, United States; 4 July 1999)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions (1995)
European Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1987)
Best resultChampions (1987, 1993)

History

Norway women's national football team emerged in 1978 for the Nordic Championship tournament, which was relatively early for Western Europe, but late for the Nordic countries, beating only Iceland. Having little culture for official clubs and a series system, Norway had a lot to do to catch up to especially Sweden and Denmark. Their early history therefore consisted of losing to their neighbours and eventually beating Northern Ireland for their first ever win.

A power to be reckoned with

Eventually, Norway marked themselves as one of the better countries in Europe, if inferior to their Nordic neighbours.[3] They beat England, France and Switzerland. In the first qualification for the European Competition for Representative Women's Teams (later renamed UEFA Women's Championship), Norway played opposite Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Norway lost both matches against Sweden, but beat Finland over both matches. A surprising home draw against Iceland mattered little, Norway took the second spot in a qualification where only the best teams qualified. Sweden later won the Euros.

The start of the golden years

Norway seemed to have problems with Sweden, and they lost 0–5, their biggest loss to date (if repeated later) shortly afterwards. Compared to other teams, however, Norway improved, and they beat Denmark and West Germany in the qualification for the 1987 Euros. The Euros, consisting as the men's Euros had been until 1980 of two semi finals and a final played in one of the countries qualified for it. In this case, Norway was the host for the four matches. Norway beat Italy in the semifinals and met Sweden in the finals. The finals was the first time Norway beat Sweden in a match, as Norway won 2–1. This made the national football team the first Norwegian sports team ever to have won anything, eleven years ahead of the Norway women's national handball team.

Norway continued to win the next year as they beat Sweden again in a final in an invitational and unofficial world cup in China. In the 1989 Euros Norway made the finals against West Germany, but this time lost 1–4. After that loss the coaches resigned, leaving the helm to Even Pellerud. Pellerud saw Norway progress to the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. Before the first official world cup, Norway made it to the fourth (and Norway's third in a row) final of the Euros, where Norway again met Germany. Germany won in extra time. In the World cup Norway made it to the semifinals, where they lost to the USA.

Following that, Pellerud led the team to the 1993 Euros. Norway beat Denmark in the semifinals and Italy in the finals, winning their second Euros. Norway followed up with winning the 1994 Algarve Cup, the first ever to be arranged. The focus the next year was the World Cup and its antecedent Euros, which also functioned as a qualifier for the World Cup. Norway met Italy already in the quarter finals, and won it. Sweden managed to come back and thrash Norway in the second semifinal in Sweden, winning 5–7 after two matches. Norway was still qualified for the World Cup.

World Champions and beyond

The 1995 World cup in Sweden is part of Norwegian sports heritage. Norway won all their matches in the group stage, and continued to meet an unconvincing Denmark in the quarter finals. Norway was up 3–0 with five minutes to go, and while conceding a goal a minute later, Norway was never threatened. The next encounter for Norway was the USA, and in a close match, USA could never respond to an early goal by Ann Kristin Aarønes, and the USA lost their first official international tournament. Norway met Germany in the finals. Having lost two Euro finals, Norway were not among the favourites, but they defeated Germany by two goals scored within the space of four minutes, becoming world champions. Pellerud resigned shortly afterwards.[4]

From the first women's football in the Olympic Games, it was considered equal with the world cup in rank. Norway qualified as a matter of course because of their win in the World Cup. Norway drew with Brazil, and beat Germany and Japan, proceeding to the semi finals. There they lost to the USA after extra time, but won the bronze medal after defeating Brazil.

The 1997 Euros turned out to be a big disappointment for the ruling world champions at home, and Norway only made it to the semi finals. This was the last time the two-year gap was used, making it easier to focus on the two competitions separately. Norway eased through to the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they beat all their opposition in the group stage. They met Sweden in the quarter finals, proving that now Norway had the upper hand by beating them 3–1. Surprisingly, Norway lost heavily to China, who won 5–0, thus equaling the embarrassment Sweden defeated Norway some 13 years earlier. In the bronze final, Norway lost to Brazil on penalties in front of a record 90,185 spectators.

Norway was not among the biggest favourites to win the Sydney Olympics. They started off losing to the USA, but picked up nicely by beating Nigeria and China, the latter by one goal. In the semi finals Norway beat Germany with a lucky own goal by Tina Wunderlich after Germany pressed the Norwegians for the better part of the match. The final saw Norway against heavy favourites USA in an even match. Tiffeny Milbrett took the lead for the USA, but Norway equaled the score by Gro Espeseth and kept USA in the game with a good keeper in Bente Nordby. Norway took the lead in the match via a header by Ragnhild Gulbrandsen, but Milbrett scored in stoppage time to prolong the match to extra time with golden goal. Norway scored the winner in what seemed like a handball.[5] The coach Per-Mathias Høgmo quit after achieving this feat.

Decline

Åge Steen took over as coach, but under his tutelage, things went from top to mediocre. In the 2001 Euros Norway's play was lackluster, and while making it to the semi finals thanks to the French national team, Norway lost clearly to Germany. In the 2003 World Cup Norway disappointed with a fumbling 1–4 to Brazil in the group stage before losing to USA in the quarter finals. As Greece was arranging the 2004 Summer Olympics, there were only two additional spots for European teams, and Sweden and Germany, who both proceeded to the finals, took them. Steen continued for another year, as stipulated by his contract, but was replaced in late 2004.

Brief recovery

Under the new coach, Bjarne Berntsen, Norway took things up a notch by reaching the final of the 2005 Euros with a classic 3–2 win over Sweden in extra time in the semifinal. Again Germany defeated Norway to win the championship. Norway continued to achieve reasonable results except in the Algarve Cup where the results started to slip.

Despite this Norway qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China. They drew with Australia and narrowly beat Canada, and then a 7–2 win over Ghana took them to the top of their group. Norway then progressed further by beating China 1–0, but lost 0–3 to Germany in the semifinal. In the bronze final Norway lost 1–4 to the USA to finish in fourth place in the World Cup, which qualified them to enter the Beijing Olympics. Norway's top scorer Ragnhild Gulbrandsen was awarded the Bronze Boot behind Marta of Brazil and Abby Wambach of the United States.

From there Berntsen's fortunes began to wane. First he was criticized for telling Lise Klaveness that she had no future in the national team under him, at 01.00 at Oslo airport as they were arriving back from China, a gross error that he later admitted. Then in the 2008 Olympics Norway first impressively beat USA, then lost to Japan 1–5 and went out in the quarter finals against Brazil. In October 2008, five players refused to play in the National Team, making comments that implied that playing under Berntsen was too much of a burden, which led to a media outcry. With a reduced team, and also after some less controversial resignations, Norway produced a relatively good result at the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship by beating Sweden 3–1 in the quarter-finals, even with an embarrassing 0–4 against Germany and a modest 1–0 against Iceland and 1–1 against France. After the championship, Berntsen's contract ended.

Recent years

Eli Landsem, the first woman coach and the first coach with experience of coaching women's football, took over at the end of 2009. Under her some of the players who had previously elected not to play returned. Landsem produced acceptable results and the team qualified to play in the 2011 FIFA World Cup after winning all but one of the matches in their qualification group. However Norway failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in its history after losing to Brazil (0–3) and Australia (1–2).[6] As a result, they also failed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The next task was qualification to the 2013 European Cup competition, with Norway in Group 3 with Iceland, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Hungary and Bulgaria. The campaign began badly with 3–1 losses to Iceland and 64th-ranked Northern Ireland, but in 2012 the position was recovered with wins in the last six matches, and Norway finished top of Group 3 with eight wins from ten matches.[7] They later went on to finish as runners-up in the finals in Sweden.

Struggle

At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Norway was drawn into a group with Germany, Thailand and the Ivory Coast. Norway performed well in the group stage, as the team beat Thailand 4–0 and the Ivory Coast 3–1. They drew 1–1 against former champions Germany. Norway would lose 2–1 in the round of sixteen to England. England went on to win the bronze medal.

2016–present

On 16 December 2016 Martin Sjögren was introduced as the new coach of Norway. He had previous coaching experience in the Damallsvenskan with Linköpings and LdB FC Malmö.[8]

Norway qualified for Euro 2017 without losing a game. They were drawn into Group A alongside the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. Norway was the highest ranked team in Group A, and were predicted by many to win the group. They ended up being one of the biggest disappointments of the tournament as they lost all 3 group games without scoring a goal.[9]

On 9 September 2017 Norway striker and 2016 UEFA Women's Player of the Year Ada Hegerberg announced she was taking a break from international duty, and was unsure when or if she would return.[10]

On 7 October 2017 the Norway Football Association announced that Norway's male and female players would receive equal financial compensation, with the men making a contribution to the women's team. This equalled nearly a fifty percent increase in compensation for the women.[11]

On 4 September 2018 Norway defeated the Netherlands 2–1 in their final group game of UEFA World Cup Qualifying. As a result Norway won qualifying Group 3 and secured an automatic berth in the 2019 World Cup, while the Netherlands who won Euro 2017 were forced to go to the play-off.[12]

Records

FIFA Women's World Cup

Year Result Matches Wins Draws* Losses GF GA
China 1991 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 14 10
Sweden 1995 Champions 6 6 0 0 23 1
United States 1999 Fourth Place 6 4 1 1 16 8
United States 2003 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 10 6
China 2007 Fourth Place 6 3 1 2 12 11
Germany 2011 Group stage 3 1 0 2 2 5
Canada 2015 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 9 4
France 2019 Quarter-finals 5 2 1 2 7 7
Total 8/8 40 24 4 12 93 52

Olympic Games

Year Result Matches Wins Draws* Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Third Place 5 3 1 1 12 6
Australia 2000 Champions 5 4 0 1 9 6
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
China 2008 Quarterfinal 4 2 0 2 5 7
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020
Total 3/6 14 9 1 4 26 19

UEFA Women's Championship

Year Result Matches Wins Draws* Losses GF GA
1984 Did not qualify
Norway 1987 Champions 2 2 0 0 4 1
West Germany 1989 Runners-up 2 1 0 1 3 5
Denmark 1991 Runners-up 2 0 1 1 1 3
Italy 1993 Champions 2 2 0 0 2 0
England Germany Norway Sweden 1995 Semifinals 2 1 0 1 5 7
Norway 1997 Group stage 3 1 1 1 5 2
Germany 2001 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 4 3
England 2005 Runners-up 5 2 1 2 10 10
Finland 2009 Semifinals 5 2 1 2 6 9
Sweden 2013 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 7 4
Netherlands 2017 Group stage 3 0 0 3 0 4
Total 11/12 36 15 7 14 47 48

Algarve Cup

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result
Portugal 1994 Champions
Portugal 1995 Third Place
Portugal 1996 Champions
Portugal 1997 Champions
Portugal 1998 Champions
Portugal 1999 Third Place
Portugal 2000 Runner-Up
Portugal 2001 Fifth Place
Portugal 2002 Runner-Up
Portugal 2003 Third Place
Portugal 2004 Runner-Up
Portugal 2005 Fifth Place
Portugal 2006 Fifth Place
Portugal 2007 Fifth Place
Portugal 2008 Third Place
Portugal 2009 Ninth Place
Portugal 2010 Sixth Place
Portugal 2011 Fifth Place
Portugal 2012 Seventh Place
Portugal 2013 Third Place
Portugal 2014 Tenth Place
Portugal 2015 Fifth Place
Portugal 2016 did not enter
Portugal 2017 Eleventh Place
Portugal 2018 Seventh Place
Portugal 2019 Champions

Invitational trophies

Recent schedule and results

2019

Team

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. They also played a preceding friendly against South Africa on 2 June 2019.[18]

Caps and goals as of 12 June 2019 after match against  France.

Head coach: Martin Sjögren

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Ingrid Hjelmseth 10 April 1980 (aged 39) 134 0 Norway Stabæk
12 GK Cecilie Fiskerstrand 20 March 1996 (aged 23) 21 0 Norway LSK Kvinner
23 GK Oda Bogstad 24 April 1996 (aged 23) 0 0 Norway Arna-Bjørnar

2 DF Ingrid Wold 29 January 1990 (aged 29) 62 3 Norway LSK Kvinner
3 DF Maria Thorisdottir 5 June 1993 (aged 26) 34 1 England Chelsea
4 DF Stine Hovland 31 January 1991 (aged 28) 7 0 Italy Milan
6 DF Maren Mjelde 6 November 1989 (aged 29) 138 19 England Chelsea
19 DF Cecilie Kvamme 9 November 1995 (aged 23) 3 0 Norway Sandviken

5 MF Synne Skinnes Hansen 12 August 1995 (aged 23) 15 0 Norway LSK Kvinner
8 MF Vilde Bøe Risa 13 July 1995 (aged 23) 21 2 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg
10 MF Caroline Hansen 18 February 1995 (aged 24) 74 25 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
14 MF Ingrid Engen 29 April 1998 (aged 21) 18 2 Norway LSK Kvinner
16 MF Guro Reiten 26 July 1994 (aged 24) 39 6 England Chelsea
17 MF Kristine Minde 8 August 1992 (aged 26) 99 9 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
18 MF Frida Maanum 16 July 1999 (aged 19) 22 0 Sweden Linköping
21 MF Karina Sævik 24 March 1996 (aged 23) 5 1 Norway Kolbotn

7 FW Elise Thorsnes 14 August 1988 (aged 30) 117 19 Norway LSK Kvinner
9 FW Isabell Herlovsen 23 June 1988 (aged 30) 128 60 Norway Kolbotn
11 FW Lisa-Marie Utland 19 September 1992 (aged 26) 43 15 Sweden Rosengård
13 FW Therese Åsland 26 August 1995 (aged 23) 6 1 Norway LSK Kvinner
15 FW Amalie Eikeland 26 August 1995 (aged 23) 6 0 Norway Sandviken
20 FW Emilie Haavi 16 June 1992 (aged 26) 83 16 Norway LSK Kvinner
22 FW Emilie Nautnes 13 January 1999 (aged 20) 6 1 Norway Arna-Bjørnar

Recent call-ups

The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Aurora Mikalsen 21 March 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Norway Kolbotn 2019 Algarve Cup
GK Nora Gjøen 20 February 1992 (age 27) 3 0 Norway Sandviken v.  Canada, 22 January 2019

DF Ina Gausdal 21 March 1991 (age 28) 4 1 Norway Kolbotn v.  New Zealand, 9 April 2019
DF Kristine Bjørdal Leine 6 August 1996 (age 22) 5 0 Norway Røa 2019 Algarve Cup
DF Ingrid Ryland 28 May 1989 (age 30) 25 0 Norway Sandviken v.  Canada, 22 January 2019
DF Marit Lund 7 November 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Norway Kolbotn v.  Sweden, 4 October 2018

MF Lisa Naalsund 11 June 1995 (age 24) 0 0 Norway Sandviken v.  Canada, 22 January 2019
MF Nora Eide Lie 22 April 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Norway Kolbotn v.  Scotland, 17 January 2019WD
MF Ingrid Marie Spord 12 July 1994 (age 25) 17 0 Norway Sandviken v.  Netherlands, 15 September 2018

FW Synne Jensen 15 February 1996 (age 23) 22 2 Norway LSK Kvinner v.  Canada, 22 January 2019
FW Melissa Bjånesøy 18 April 1992 (age 27) 21 4 Norway Stabæk v.  Japan, 11 November 2018
FW Sophie Haug 4 June 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Norway LSK Kvinner v.  Sweden, 4 October 2018

Notes:

  • RET = Retired from international duty
  • WD = Withdrew from squad

Most capped players

# Name Norway career Caps
1 Hege Riise 1990–2004 188
2 Solveig Gulbrandsen 1998–2015 183
3 Bente Nordby 1991–2007 172
4 Trine Rønning 1999–2016 162
5 Linda Medalen 1987–1999 152
6 Heidi Støre 1980–1997 151
7 Ingvild Stensland 2003–2016 144
8 Maren Mjelde 2007 – present 139
9 Ingrid Hjelmseth 2003 – present 135
10 Unni Lehn 1996–2007 133
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 17 June 2019.[19]

Top goalscorers

# Player Norway career Goals Caps Average
1 Marianne Pettersen 1994–2003 66 98 0.67
2 Linda Medalen 1987–1999 64 152 0.42
3 Isabell Herlovsen 2005 – present 61 129 0.47
4 Ann Kristin Aarønes 1990–1999 60 111 0.54
5 Hege Riise 1990–2004 58 188 0.31
6 Solveig Gulbrandsen 1998–2015 55 184 0.30
7 Dagny Mellgren 1999–2005 49 95 0.52
8 Ada Hegerberg 2011–2017 38 66 0.63
9 Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 1997–2007 30 80 0.38
10 Caroline Graham Hansen 2011 – present 26 75 0.35

Coaches

Overall official record

[20]

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position / Notes
1984 EC QS GS: Gr.1 2–2 1–0 Iceland Iceland
3–0 3–0 Finland Finland
0–2 1–2 Sweden Sweden 2 / 4
1987 EC QS GS: Gr.1 0–0 2–0 Finland Finland
3–2 0–0 Germany West Germany
2–2 5–2 Denmark Denmark 1 / 4
Norway 1987 EC SF 2–0 Italy Italy
F 2–1 Sweden Sweden
1989 EC QS GS: Gr.3 3–3 0–2 Finland Finland
0–1 1–2 Denmark Denmark
2–0 3–1 England England 2 / 4
QF 2–1 3–0 Netherlands Netherlands
West Germany 1989 EC SF 2–1 Sweden Sweden
F 1–4 Germany West Germany
1991 EC QS GS: Gr.3 1–0 4–0 Finland Finland
4–0 1–0 Belgium Belgium
2–0 0–0 England England 1 / 4
QF 2–1 2–0 Hungary Hungary
Denmark 1991 EC SF 0–0 (8–7 p) Denmark Denmark
F 1–3 (a.e.t.) Germany Germany
China 1991 WC GS: Gr.1 0–4 China China
4–0 New Zealand New Zealand
2–1 Denmark Denmark 2 / 4
QF 3–2 Italy Italy
SF 4–1 Sweden Sweden
F 1–2 United States United States
1993 EC QS GS: Gr.1 10–0 6–0 Switzerland Switzerland
0–0 8–0 Belgium Belgium 1 / 3
QF 3–0 3–0 Netherlands Netherlands
Italy 1993 EC SF 1–0 Denmark Denmark
F 1–0 Italy Italy
1995 EC QS GS: Gr.1 6–1 9–0 Czech Republic Czech Republic
8–0 4–0 Hungary Hungary
2–2 4–0 Finland Finland 1 / 4
QF 3–1 4–2 Italy Italy
SF 4–3 1–4 Sweden Sweden
Sweden 1995 WC GS: Gr.2 8–0 Nigeria Nigeria
2–0 England England
7–0 Canada Canada 1 / 4
QF 3–1 Denmark Denmark
SF 1–0 United States United States
F 2–0 Germany Germany
United States 1996 SO GS: Gr.1 2–2 Brazil Brazil
3–2 Germany Germany
4–0 Japan Japan 1 / 4
SF 1–2 United States United States
BM 2–0 Brazil Brazil
1997 EC QS GS: Gr.1 (Class A) 17–0 4–0 Slovakia Slovakia
3–1 0–0 Germany Germany
2–0 7–0 Finland Finland 1 / 4
Norway 1997 EC GS: Gr.2 5–0 Denmark Denmark
Sweden 0–0 Germany Germany
0–2 Italy Italy 3 / 4
1999 WC QS GS: Gr.3 (Class A) 6–1 0–0 Netherlands Netherlands
0–1 3–2 Germany Germany
2–1 2–0 England England 1 / 4
United States 1999 WC GS: Gr.3 2–1 Russia Russia
7–1 Canada Canada
4–0 Japan Japan 1 / 4
QF 3–1 Sweden Sweden
SF 0–5 China China
3P 0–0 (4–5 p) Brazil Brazil
Australia 2000 SO GS: Gr.2 0–2 United States United States
3–1 Nigeria Nigeria
2–1 China China 2 / 4
SF 1–0 Germany Germany
F 3–2 United States United States
2001 EC QS GS: Gr.2 (Class A) 4–0 1–0 Switzerland Switzerland
4–0 5–0 Portugal Portugal
3–0 8–0 England England 1 / 4
Germany 2001 EC Gr.2 3–0 France France
1–1 Italy Italy
0–1 Denmark Denmark 2 / 4
SF 0–1 Germany Germany
2003 WC QS GS: Gr.1 (Class A) 4–0 1–1 Ukraine Ukraine
5–0 5–1 Czech Republic Czech Republic
3–0 3–1 France France 1 / 4
United States 2003 WC Gr.B 2–0 France France
1–4 Brazil Brazil
7–1 South Korea South Korea 2 / 4
QF 0–1 United States USA
2005 EC QS GS: Gr.2 (Class A) 6–0 6–1 Belgium Belgium
2–0 2–0 Netherlands Netherlands
1–1 1–2 Denmark Denmark
2–0 2–0 Spain Spain 2 / 5
Play-offs 7–2 2–1 Iceland Iceland
England 2005 EC GS: Gr.2 0–1 Germany Germany
1–1 France France
5–3 Italy Italy 2 / 4
SF 3–2 Sweden Sweden
F 1–3 Germany Germany
2007 WC QS GS: Gr.1 (Class A) 4–1 1–1 Ukraine Ukraine
4–0 3–0 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Serbia
1–0 2–1 Italy Italy
3–0 4–0 Greece Greece 1 / 5
China 2007 WC Gr.C 2–1 Canada Canada
1–1 Australia Australia
7–2 Ghana Ghana 1 / 4
QF 1–0 China China
SF 0–3 Germany Germany
3P 1–4 United States United States
China 2008 SO Gr.3 2–0 United States United States
1–0 New Zealand New Zealand
1–5 Japan Japan 2 / 4
QF 1–2 Brazil Brazil
2009 EC QS GS: Gr.6 3–0 7–0 Israel Israel
3–0 4–0 Austria Austria
3–0 0–0 Russia Russia
3–0 3–0 Poland Poland 1 / 5
Finland 2009 EC GS: Gr.2 0–4 Germany Germany
1–0 Iceland Iceland
1–1 France France 3 / 4
QF 3–1 Sweden Sweden
SF 1–3 Germany Germany
2011 WC QS GS: Gr.2 3–0 2–2 Netherlands Netherlands
1–0 4–0 Slovakia Slovakia
14–0 7–0 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
5–0 3–0 Belarus Belarus 1 / 5
Play-offs 1–0 2–0 Ukraine Ukraine
Germany 2011 WC GS: Gr.D 1–0 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
0–3 Brazil Brazil
1–2 Australia Australia 3 / 4
2013 EC QS GS: Gr.3 1–3 2–1 Iceland Iceland
6–0 5–0 Hungary Hungary
1–0 3–0 Belgium Belgium
1–3 2–0 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
3–0 11–0 Bulgaria Bulgaria 1 / 6
Sweden 2013 EC GS: Gr.B 1–1 Iceland Iceland
1–0 Netherlands Netherlands
1–0 Germany Germany 1 / 4
QF 3–1 Spain Spain
SF 1–1 Denmark Denmark
F 0–1 Germany Germany
2015 WC QS GS: Gr.5 4–1 2–1 Belgium Belgium
7–0 11–0 Albania Albania
2–1 0–2 Netherlands Netherlands
5–0 6–0 Greece Greece
2–0 2–0 Portugal Portugal 1 / 6
Canada 2015 WC GS: Gr.B 4–0 Thailand Thailand
1–1 Germany Germany
3–1 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 2 / 4
Round of 16 1–2 England England
2017 EC QS GS: Gr.8 1–0 2–2 Austria Austria
1–0 5–0 Israel Israel
4–0 10–0 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
4–0 2–0 Wales Wales 1 / 5
Netherlands 2017 EC GS: Gr.A 0–1 Netherlands Netherlands
0–2 Belgium Belgium
0–1 Denmark Denmark 4 / 4
France 2019 WC GS: Gr.A 3–0 Nigeria Nigeria
1–2 France France
2–1 South Korea South Korea 2 / 4
Round of 16 1–1 (4–1 p) Australia Australia
QF 0–3 England England

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  14. ^ Albena Cup
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  20. ^ Year-by-year results, from RSSSF

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
1991 United States 
World Champions
1995 (first title)
Succeeded by
1999 United States 
Preceded by
1996 United States 
Olympic Champions
2000 (first title)
Succeeded by
2004 United States 
Preceded by
1984 Sweden 
European Champions
1987 (first title)
Succeeded by
1989 West Germany 
Preceded by
1991 Germany 
European Champions
1993 (second title)
Succeeded by
1995 Germany 
1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match that took place on 30 November 1991 at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China. It was played between Norway and the United States to determine the winner of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. The United States beat Norway 2–1, with two goals from Michelle Akers-Stahl, to become winners of the first ever FIFA Women's World Cup.

1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match that took place at Råsunda Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden on 18 June 1995. It pitted Germany and Norway to determine the winner of the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup. Norway won 2–0 with goals from Hege Riise and Marianne Pettersen.

2002 in Norwegian football

Results from Norwegian football in 2002.

2015 in Norwegian football

The 2015 season was the 110th season of competitive football in Norway.

The season began in March, and ended on 22 November with the men's 2015 Norwegian Football Cup Final.

2016 in Norwegian football

The 2016 season was the 111th season of competitive football in Norway.

The season began in March, and ended in December with the 2016 Norwegian Football Cup Final.

Bjarne Berntsen

Bjarne Berntsen (born 21 December 1956) is a Norwegian football coach and former player. He is currently the manager of Eliteserien club Viking.

Eli Landsem

Eli Landsem (born 22 March 1962) is a Norwegian former international footballer who was the coach of the Norway women's national football team between 2009 and 2012.

Even Pellerud

Even Jostein Pellerud (born 15 July 1953) is a Norwegian football coach and former player.

Henriette Viker

Henriette Viker (born 5 August 1973) is a former Norwegian football player who played for the club Asker, and for the Norway women's national football team from 1997 to 1999.She played on the Norwegian team that finished fourth at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in United States.Viker won the Norwegian league with Asker in 1998 and 1999.

Karina Sævik

Karina Sævik (born 1996) is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Kolbotn Fotball and the Norway women's national football team. She was selected to the team representing Norway at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Linda Ørmen

Linda Ørmen (born 22 March 1977) is a former Norwegian football player who played for the Norway women's national football team from 1998 to 2001.

She played on the Norwegian team that finished fourth at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup in United States.Ørmen played for the clubs Athene Moss, Kolbotn IL, New York Power and Asker.

Liv Strædet

Liv Strædet (born 21 October 1964 in Fredrikstad) is a former Norwegian football player who played for Norway women's national football team.

She played on the Norwegian team that won silver medals at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.

Marit Sandvei

Marit Sandvei (born 21 May 1987) is a Norwegian football defender currently playing in the Toppserien for Lillestrøm SK, with whom she has also played the Champions League.She has been a member of the Norway women's national football team, taking part in UEFA Women's Euro 2009 and being recalled to the squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Marita Skammelsrud Lund

Marita Skammelsrud Lund (born 29 January 1989) is a Norwegian footballer. She began as a midfielder, but for the Norway women's national football team she plays at right back and at her club, LSK Kvinner FK, she usually plays as central midfield. Lund has previously played for Lisleby FK, Skogstrand and Flyers and Vikings Singapore. She lived in Singapore for four years from 1997 until 2001.

Martin Sjögren

Martin Sjögren (born 27 April 1977) is a Swedish football coach who took charge of the Norway women's national football team in 2016. He won the 2016 Damallsvenskan title with Linköpings FC, then agreed to take the Norway national team job.

Norway at the FIFA Women's World Cup

The Norway women's national football team has represented Norway at the FIFA Women's World Cup on eight occasions in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. They were runners up in 1991. They won the following tournament in 1995. They also reached the fourth place in 1999 and in 2007.

Per-Mathias Høgmo

Per-Mathias Høgmo (born 1 December 1959) is a football manager from Norway and former player. He is the former manager of the Norway national football team. He has previously been head coach of Norway women's national football team and the Tippeligaen sides Tromsø, Moss and Rosenborg. While being head coach of Tromsø he was working on a PhD in football at the University in Tromsø.

Thorir Hergeirsson

Thorir Hergeirsson (Icelandic: Þórir Hergeirsson) (born 27 April 1964) is an Icelandic handball coach for the Norway women's national handball team.He was introduced as the new head coach at a press conference on 16 April 2009.Thorir has been part of the Norway national coaching team since 2001, and took over as head coach in April 2009, succeeding former head coach Marit Breivik. He had previously been handball coach for the clubs Elverum Håndball, Gjerpen Håndball and Nærbø IL.On 21 March 2017 Thorir was made a Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.His daughter Maria Thorisdottir is a player on Norway women's national football team.

Trine Stenberg

Trine Dyveke Sternberg Tviberg (born 6 December 1969) is a former Norwegian football player who played for the Norway women's national football team.

She played on the Norwegian team that won silver medals at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.

FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
China 1991 Group stage 16 November  China PR L 0–4 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
19 November  New Zealand W 4–0 Guangdong Provincial Stadium, Guangzhou
21 November  Denmark W 2–1 Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu
Quarter-finals 24 November  Italy W 3–2 Jiangmen Stadium, Jiangmen
Semi-finals 27 November  Sweden W 4–1 Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu
Final 30 November  United States L 1–2 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
Sweden 1995 Group stage 6 June  Nigeria W 8–0 Tingvallen, Karlstad
8 June  England W 2–0
10 June  Canada W 7–0 Strömvallen, Gävle
Quarter-finals 13 June  Denmark W 3–1 Tingvallen, Karlstad
Semi-finals 15 June  United States W 1–0 Arosvallen, Västerås
Final 18 June  Germany W 2–0 Råsunda Stadium, Solna
United States 1999 Group stage 20 June  Russia W 2–1 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
23 June  Canada W 7–1 Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
26 June  Japan W 4–0 Soldier Field, Chicago
Quarter-finals 30 June  Sweden W 3–1 Spartan Stadium, San Jose
Semi-finals 4 July  China PR L 0–5 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Third place play-off 10 July  Brazil D 0–0 (4–5 pen) Rose Bowl, Pasadena
United States 2003 Group stage 20 September  France W 2–0 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
24 September  Brazil L 1–4 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
27 September  South Korea W 7–1 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Quarter-finals 1 October  United States L 0–1
China 2007 Group stage 12 September  Canada W 2–1 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
15 September  Australia D 1–1
20 September  Ghana W 7–2
Quarter-finals 23 September  China PR W 1–0 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
Semi-finals 26 September  Germany L 0–3 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Third place play-off 30 September  United States L 1–4 Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
Germany 2011 Group stage 29 June  Equatorial Guinea W 1–0 Impuls Arena, Augsburg
3 July  Brazil L 0–3 Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg
6 July  Australia L 1–2 BayArena, Leverkusen
Canada 2015 Group stage 7 June  Thailand W 4–0 TD Place Stadium, Ottawa
11 June  Germany D 1–1
15 June  Ivory Coast W 3–1 Moncton Stadium, Moncton
Round of 16 22 June  England L 1–2 TD Place Stadium, Ottawa
France 2019 Group stage 8 June  Nigeria W 3–0 Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
12 June  France L 1–2 Allianz Riviera, Nice
17 June  South Korea W 2–1 Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims
Round of 16 22 June  Australia D 1–1 (4–1 pen) Allianz Riviera, Nice
Quarter-finals 27 June  England L 0–3 Stade Océane, Le Havre
18 January 2018 FriendlyNorway 3–0 ScotlandCartagena, Spain
19:00
Report Stadium: La Manga Stadium
23 January 2018 FriendlyNorway 2–1 IcelandCartagena, Spain
19:00
Report Stadium: La Manga Stadium
28 February 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GSAustralia 4–3 NorwayAlbufeira, Portugal
18:30
Report
Stadium: Albufeira Municipal Stadium
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
2 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GSChina PR 0–2 NorwayVila Real de Santo António, Portugal
15:00 Report
Stadium: VRS António Sports Complex
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
5 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GSPortugal 2–0 NorwayAlgarve, Portugal
19:00
Report Stadium: Estádio Algarve
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
7 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup 7PSouth Korea Abandoned NorwayAlbufeira, Portugal
18:30 Report Stadium: Albufeira Municipal Stadium
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)
Note: The seventh place game was suspended during the second half with a score of 0–0, due to heavy rain and adverse weather conditions.[17]
10 April 2018 2019 World Cup Q GSNorthern Ireland 0–3 NorwayPortadown, Northern Ireland
20:30 Report
Stadium: Shamrock Park
Attendance: 504
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
8 June 2018 2019 World Cup Q GSRepublic of Ireland 0–2 NorwayDublin, Ireland
18:30 Report
Stadium: Tallaght Stadium
Attendance: 3,172
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
12 June 2018 2019 World Cup Q GSNorway 1–0 Republic of IrelandStavanger, Norway
19:00
Report Stadium: Viking Stadion
Attendance: 3,609
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
31 August 2018 2019 World Cup Q GSSlovakia 0–4 NorwaySenec, Slovakia
20:00 Report
Stadium: NTC Senec
Attendance: 373
Referee: Valentina Finzi (Italy)
5 September 2018 2019 World Cup Q GSNorway 2–1 NetherlandsOslo, Norway
17:00
Report
Stadium: Intility Arena
Attendance: 5,134
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
4 October 2018 FriendlySweden 2–1 NorwayStaré Město, Czech Republic
19:45
Report
Stadium: Stadion Širůch
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
11 November 2018 FriendlyJapan 4–1 NorwayTottori, Japan
07:00
Report
  • Gausdal Goal 81'
Stadium: Tottori Bank Bird Stadium
Referee: Yu Hong (Japan)
17 January 2019 FriendlyScotland 1–3 NorwayCartagena, Spain
19:00
Report
Stadium: La Manga Stadium
Referee: Marta Frías (Spain)
22 January 2019 FriendlyCanada 1–0 NorwayCartagena, Spain
19:00
Report Stadium: La Manga Stadium
27 February 2019 2019 Algarve CupNorway 2–1 DenmarkAlgarve, Portugal
19:00
Report
Stadium: Estádio Algarve
1 March 2019 2019 Algarve CupChina PR 1–3 NorwayAlbufeira, Portugal
19:00
Report
Stadium: Albufeira Municipal Stadium
6 March 2019 2019 Algarve CupPoland 0–3 NorwayParchal, Portugal
19:00 Report
Stadium: Bela Vista Municipal Stadium
9 April 2019 FriendlyNorway 0–1 New ZealandMarbella, Spain
18:00 Report Stadium: Marbella Football Center
2 June 2019 FriendlyNorway 7–2 South AfricaAmiens, France
18:00
Report
Stadium: Stadium Moulonguet
8 June 2019 2019 Women's World Cup – GSNorway 3–0 NigeriaReims, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune
Attendance: 11,058
Referee: Kate Jacewicz (Australia)
12 June 2019 2019 Women's World Cup – GSFrance 2–1 NorwayNice, France
21:00
Report
Stadium: Allianz Riviera
Attendance: 34,872
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
17 June 2019 2019 Women's World Cup – GSSouth Korea 1–2 NorwayReims, France
21:00
Report
Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune
Attendance: 13,034
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)
22 June 2019 2019 Women's World Cup – R16Norway 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–1 p)
 AustraliaNice, France
21:00
Report Stadium: Allianz Riviera
Attendance: 12,229
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
Penalties
27 June 2019 2019 Women's World Cup – QFNorway 0–3 EnglandLe Havre, France
21:00 Report
Stadium: Stade Océane
Attendance: 21,111
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
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