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Mjelde's Norway player guide

Published: Saturday 27 July 2013, 11.16CET
"The world’s best keeper", "a girl with crazy technique" and "the sunshine" – Norway's Maren Mjelde gives UEFA.com a player-by-player rundown of the squad that will face Germany.
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Mjelde's Norway player guide
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Published: Saturday 27 July 2013, 11.16CET

Mjelde's Norway player guide

"The world’s best keeper", "a girl with crazy technique" and "the sunshine" – Norway's Maren Mjelde gives UEFA.com a player-by-player rundown of the squad that will face Germany.

"The world's best keeper", "a girl with crazy technique" and "the sunshine" – Norway's Maren Mjelde gives UEFA.com a player-by-player rundown of the squad that will face Germany in Sunday's UEFA Women's EURO 2013 final.

1 Ingrid Hjelmseth (goalkeeper, Stabæk FK, 33)
She's the world's best keeper. She's great.

2 Marita Skammelsrud Lund (defender, Lillestrøm SK, 30)
She's a very good friend of mine, I know her very well.

3 Marit Fiane Christensen (defender, Amazon Grimstad FK, 32)
She's very thoughtful, and nice.

4 Ingvild Stensland (midfielder, Stabæk FK, 31)
Very laid back, and can talk to everyone.

5 Toril Akerhaugen (defender, Stabæk FK, 31)
She's got the best laugh, it's infectious.

6 Maren Mjelde (defender, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, 23)
No comment

7 Trine Rønning (defender Stabæk FK, 31)
She never gives up, and that's why she's back in the team.

8 Solveig Gulbrandsen (midfielder, Vålerenga fB, 32)
Firstly, she's an incredible football player, and that's it.

9 Elise Thorsnes (forward, Stabæk FK, 24)
She's probably the strongest girl I know.

10 Caroline Graham Hansen (forward, Stabæk FK, 18)
A girl with a crazy technique.

11 Leni Larsen Kaurin (forward, Stabæk FK, 32)
She has always got something good and funny to say, she's a very funny girl.

12 Silje Vesterbekkmo (goalkeeper, Røa IL, 30)
She's been well integrated into the group. She's really nice and clever.

13 Melissa Bjånesøy (forward, IL Sandviken, 21)
When you get to know her, she's great.

14 Gry Tofte Ims (midfielder, Klepp IL, 27)
Very nice and friendly.

15 Nora Holstad Berge (defender, Arna-Bjørnar, 26)
She's capable of quite a lot.

16 Kristine Hegland (forward, Arna-Bjørnar, 20)
She's quite a perfectionist.

17 Lene Mykjåland (midfielder, Lillestrøm SK, 26)
She is the sunshine in this team.

18 Ingrid Ryland (defender, Arna-Bjørnar, 24)
I know her very well, she's one of my best friends. She's great, she's one of the greats in the team.

19 Ingvild Isaksen (midfielder, Kolbotn IL, 24)
She always got a smile on her face, she's always happy.

20 Emilie Haavi (forward, Lillestrøm SK, 21)
She's very playful, she's always around when things happen and she's full of energy.

21 Ada Hegerberg (forward, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, 18)
She's up for a good time.

22 Cathrine Dekkerhus (defender, Stabæk FK, 20)
She's super focused.

23 Nora Gjøen (goalkeeper, Kolbotn IL, 21)
She's the creative one in the team.

Last updated: 04/09/13 20.58CET

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