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Goalkeepers earn Norway call

Published: Friday 4 October 2002, 11.56CET
Norway coach Nils Johan Semb has added Thomas Myhre and Frode Olsen to his squad.
Published: Friday 4 October 2002, 11.56CET

Goalkeepers earn Norway call

Norway coach Nils Johan Semb has added Thomas Myhre and Frode Olsen to his squad.

Norway coach Nils Johan Semb has added Thomas Myhre and Frode Olsen to his squad for the matches against Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Delayed decision
The coach named a 17-man squad for the two EURO 2004™ qualifiers later this month on Tuesday but held back on naming any goalkeepers until today. He delayed his decision because both players had been struggling with injuries and a lack of first-team opportunities at their clubs.

Back in form
However, Myhre made his Sunderland AFC debut in midweek in the 7-0 English League Cup success against Cambridge United FC while Olsen was one of the stars of Viking FK's sensational 4-2 UEFA Cup first round win against Chelsea FC last night, that gave them a 5-4 aggregate victory.

Crucial encounters
Norway face Romania in Bucharest on 12 October before welcoming Bosnia-Herzegovina to the Ullevaal stadium in Oslo four days later. Norway are second in Group 2, having drawn 2-2 with Denmark in their opening qualifier last month.

Revised Norway squad
Myhre, Olsen, Basma, Berg, Bergdølmo, Hoftun, R Johnsen, Lundekvam, Riise, Andersen, Bakke, Carew, Iversen, F Johnsen, Svindal Larsen, Leonhardsen, Winsnes, Solskjær, Strand.

Last updated: 04/10/02 18.36CET

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