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Published: Monday 1 July 2013, 18.03CET

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Last updated: 26/07/2013 18:55 CET


P: Played   
Pts: Points   


Last result

Record in this competition

Recent campaigns
1995/97Final tournament - Group stage9621
Full UEFA competition record
UEFA Women's EURO115781819
FIFA Women's World Cup392955
Qualifying matches included
Last updated: 28/07/2013 18:23 CET
Published: Monday 1 July 2013, 18.03CET



Norway are the only multiple European women's champions other than Germany, and even if their fortunes have dipped in recent years, they have a knack of performing when it matters.

They proved that in 2005 when they upset Sweden in the semi-finals, and again four years later with another surprise of their neighbours, this time in the last eight; they then gave Germany a real scare. In their pomp, Norway were the first Europeans to win the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1995, and the only UEFA Olympic champions five years later, heights they wish to scale again.

Their qualifying campaign was fraught and even a play-off place was in doubt after defeats in Iceland and Northern Ireland. But in 2012, they hit form to pip Iceland with a 2-1 win in the group decider in Oslo. However, the decision was still taken not to renew coach Eli Landsem's contract, and he was replaced by the returning Even Pellerud at the end of last year.

Tournament record
2009: semi-finals
2005: runners-up
2001: semi-finals
1997: group stage (hosts)
1995: semi-finals
1993: winners
1991: runners-up
1989: runners-up
1987: winners (hosts)
1984: qualifying

Other honours
1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
2000 Olympic gold

2013 qualifying
Group 3 winners, P10 W8 D0 L2 F35 A9 Pts24

Top scorer: Isabell Herlovsen 9
Most appearances: Marita Lund 10

Friendly results since qualifying
12 January: W2-0 v South Korea (China tournament, Chongqing)
14 January: W1-0 v China (China tournament, Chongqing)
16 January: D0-0 v Canada (China tournament, Chongqing)
6 March: W2-0 v Japan (Algarve Cup group, Parchal)
8 March: D0-0 v Denmark (Algarve Cup group, Parchal)
11 March: L0-2 v Germany (Algarve Cup group, Lagos)
13 March: D2-2 (W5-4p) v Sweden (Algarve Cup 3rd place, Lagos)
6 April: L1-2 v Switzerland (a, Nyon)
1 June: L1-2 v Sweden (a, Linkoping)
29 June: L0-1 v France (a, Reims)
5 July: L2-3 v Russia (h, Moss)

Competition record win
17-0 v Slovakia (h), 19/09/95, 1997 qualifying

Competition record defeat
1-4 v Sweden (a), 26/02/95, 1995 semi-final second leg
1-4 v Germany (a), 02/07/89, 1989 final

Last updated: 23/07/13 18.32CET

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