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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.
1997: group stage (hosts)
1987: winners (hosts)
1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
2000 Olympic gold
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
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