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Denmark and Norway prepare to lock horns

Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 21.15CET
The battle for a place at UEFA EURO 2012 will add a little more spice to a meeting of Nordic rivals Denmark and Norway, who drew their earlier Group H meeting 1-1 in Oslo.
Denmark and Norway prepare to lock horns
Norway's Bjørn Helge Riise looks to shake off Denmark's Michael Krohn-Dehli ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

DenmarkNorway

Goals scored15
 
10
Total attempts107
 
66
Attempts on target44
 
32
Attempts off target47
 
26
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
1
Corners38
 
39
Offsides26
 
15
Yellow cards9
 
12
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed96
 
95
Fouls suffered108
 
81
 
Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 21.15CET

Denmark and Norway prepare to lock horns

The battle for a place at UEFA EURO 2012 will add a little more spice to a meeting of Nordic rivals Denmark and Norway, who drew their earlier Group H meeting 1-1 in Oslo.

The battle for a place at UEFA EURO 2012 will add a little more spice to a meeting of Nordic rivals Denmark and Norway, who drew their earlier UEFA EURO 2012 Group H game.

• Norway dropped their first Group H points at home against Denmark on 26 March but still had reason to be relieved after Erik Huseklepp snatched them a 1-1 draw with nine minutes remaining, Dennis Rommedahl having put Morten Olsen's side ahead on 26 minutes.

• Denmark have played 82 international games against Norway over the years and have a record of W50 D12 L20 (W29 D1 L9 at home). The nations first met in Sweden in the 1912 Olympics, with Denmark winning their second round encounter 7-0 on 30 June, and going on to reach the final, losing 4-2 to England.

• The teams have met in only five official qualifiers since. Denmark won 1-0 at home and 5-1 away ahead of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and – in their only encounters so far this century – Norway drew 2-2 at home and lost 1-0 in Copenhagen in UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying, with Jesper Grønkjær getting the winner in the latter fixture.

• Denmark coach Morten Olsen played in the two former qualifiers and oversaw the latter two from the bench.

• Norway boss Egil Olsen took on Denmark three times in friendly games in his first spell as Norway coach from 1990 to 1998: his side lost 1-0 in Aarhus in 1992, but recorded a 2-1 win in Oslo two years later, and more impressively, a 2-0 success in Copenhagen in 1998, Øyvind Leonhardsen and Tore André Flo the scorers.

Last updated: 05/09/11 23.01CET

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