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Eugénie Le Sommer’s VAR penalty gives France narrow win over Norway

Eugénie Le Sommer held her nerve to score the VAR-awarded penalty winner for France after Wendie Renard had potentially gifted Norway a vital point in the race to top Group A.With France leading Norway courtesy of a Valérie Gauvin effort straight after…

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Erling Braut Håland breaks U-20 World Cup record with nine goals in one match

Norwegian’s father is former Man City player Alf-IngeEighteen-year-old is eligible to play for England It’s perhaps not a surprise that Norway’s Erling Braut Håland is excelling at the Under-20 World Cup. He has the genetics – his father is former Man …

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær was always very ambitious – he is an inspiration to us in Norway | Dan Eggen

My former teammate getting the Manchester United job was brilliant for him, and don’t be surprised if he is a successI was a Norway teammate of Ole Gunnar Solskjær but now I am head of coaching education for the Norwegian football federation and it was…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Denmark and Norway claim thrilling 3-3 draws

• Switzerland 3-3 Denmark; Norway 3-3 Sweden• Gabriel Jesus scores twice in Brazil friendlyDenmark launched a stunning late comeback against Switzerland to draw their opening qualifying match for Euro 2020.Remo Freuler, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka …

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Euro 2020 qualifying roundup: Spain and Italy start with wins, Swiss beat Georgia

• Sergio Ramos scores Panenka in Spain’s 2-1 win over Norway• Italy beat Finland 2-0; Sweden defeat Romania 2-1The Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored another Panenka penalty to give his side a 2-1 home win over Norway in their opening Euro 2020 qualifie…

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Magnus Carlsen’s tense victory sends interest in chess soaring

Intensity of championship and ease of watching the game online is bringing it to a wider audienceNot since the 1972 cold war showdown between the US grandmaster Bobby Fischer and his Russian rival Boris Spassky has chess been so high profile.This week’…

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Clash of chess stars ends in dramatic draw after seven gruelling hours

Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen throws away victory against Fabiano Caruana The opening game of a world chess championship is often tense and overly tepid. But there was fire on the board in London as the Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen sacrificed…

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Clash of chess stars ends in dramatic draw after seven gruelling hours

Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen throws away victory against Fabiano Caruana The opening game of a world chess championship is often tense and overly tepid. But there was fire on the board in London as the Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen sacrificed…

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Long battle expected as world’s top two chess players meet in London

Organisers hope for large global audience as Magnus Carlsen plays Fabiano Caruana The last time an American challenged for the world chess championship it was seen as an almighty clash of civilisations: west versus east, capitalism against communism, a…

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Mohamed Elyounoussi: ‘Be humble, work hard for what you want in life’ | Jacob Steinberg

The Southampton winger and Norway international lives by his parents’ values and has never allowed success to go to his headAs Mohamed Elyounoussi thinks back to the days helping his father run a pizza restaurant in Sarpsborg, feelings of pride and gra…

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Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw

• Goal in stoppage time settles South American derby• Arnaut Groeneveld equalises for Holland in BrusselsA stoppage-time goal from Miranda gave Brazil a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a foul-strewn friendly in Saudi Arabia. The central defender beat the…

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Bert van Marwijk’s debut ends in defeat as Norway thrash Australia

• Norway 4-1 Australia• Kamara 36, 57, 90, Reginiussen 48; Irvine 19Slow moving, often cumbersome in passing, poor defensively and unable to dominate possession, this was not how Bert van Marwijk would have would wanted his first game since taking over…

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‘No jerks allowed’: the egalitarianism behind Norway’s Winter Olympics success

Norway have powered to the top of the medals table on a budget a tenth of GB’s thanks to an inclusive approach based on camaraderie and grassroots participation“Yes! Old-fashioned is perfect!” chuckles Tom Tvedt, the president of Norway’s Olympic Commi…

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Norse code: what’s the secret of the Norwegians’ Winter Olympics success?

Hailing from a nation of only 5.2 million people, Norway’s squad is outperforming teams from much bigger countries – and, no, it’s not just because they have so much snowEleven days into the competition, Norway sit top of the medal table, out-performin…

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Norway’s curlers and their incredible Winter Olympic trousers – ranked

The Norwegian men’s curling team have become notorious for appearing in outlandish trouser designs. We look at some of the highlightsSince the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, the Norwegian men’s curling team have made a name for themselves by wearin…

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The film student who took up video analysis and ended up coaching Norway

Martin Foyston’s course in film studies helped him secure a job at Fulham, where he met Roy Hodgson and was inspired to take a risk and become a coachBy Tom Harvey for The Set Pieces, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkMartin Foyston walked away from a …

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Norway’s historic pay deal for women’s team shows it can be done | Suzanne Wrack

The Norwegian FA’s decision to offer male and female international players equal pay comes at a time when women’s teams are still battling for fairnessA standard has been set. Last week the Norwegian football association announced that their women’s na…

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Northern Ireland’s World Cup play-off spot confirmed after Scotland draw

Northern Ireland’s place in the play-offs for the World Cup finals has been confirmed after Scotland drew with Slovenia.

Only eight of the nine group runners-up will make it through to next month’s play-offs and Slovakia, who finished second in Group F at Scotland’s expense, ended their qualification campaign with fewer adjusted points than the Northern Irish.

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Norway FA agrees deal to pay male and female international footballers equally

• Male players to contribute their commercial earnings to women’s team
• Caroline Graham Hansen: ‘Thank you for making this step’

A new agreement between Norway’s football association and the country’s international players will lead to men and women receiving the same financial compensation for representing their country, with the men making a financial contribution to the women’s team.

In what players’ union boss Joachim Walltin believes to be the first deal of its kind, the Norwegian FA has announced it is almost doubling the remuneration pot for the women, from 3.1 million Norwegian kroner (£296,000) to a total of 6 million kroner (£574,000). This includes a contribution of 550,000 kroner by the male players, money they currently receive for commercial activities undertaken as part of the national teams. “Norway is a country where equal standing is very important for us, so I think it is good for the country and for the sport,” Walltin added.

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Michael O’Neill to risk bans if Northern Ireland need result in Norway

• Six players one booking from one-match suspension in World Cup qualifiers
• ‘We will evaluate situation when everyone else has played,’ manager says

Michael O’Neill will risk having key players banned for a World Cup play-off should Northern Ireland need a result in Norway to seal their place.

O’Neill’s team are well positioned to secure one of eight play-off berths having finished second in Group C behind the world champions Germany, who ended Northern Ireland’s four-year unbeaten home run in competitive matches on Thursday. Northern Ireland finish their group campaign in Oslo on Sunday and will kick off with a play-off place confirmed should Bosnia and Herzegovina fail to beat Belgium and Cyprus avoid defeat by Greece on Saturday.

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