The official website for European football

Isaksen recalls Norway's near miss in 2008

Published: Thursday 22 August 2013, 9.32CET
Senior Norway international Ingvild Isaksen reflects on her time at the 2008 UEFA European Women's U19 Championship, the frustrations of falling short but the joy of simply being there.

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

Published: Thursday 22 August 2013, 9.32CET

Isaksen recalls Norway's near miss in 2008

Senior Norway international Ingvild Isaksen reflects on her time at the 2008 UEFA European Women's U19 Championship, the frustrations of falling short but the joy of simply being there.

When Norway's Ingvild Isaksen came on in last month's UEFA Women's EURO 2013 final, it was the realisation of a childhood dream – yet it was not the first time she had represented her country in a European showpiece.

Here, she reflects on her time at the 2008 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in France, when Norway reached the final before being edged out by Italy. She talks about the valuable experience, working under long-standing coach Jarl Torske and the the frustrations of falling just short, as the senior team did against Germany last month.

Last updated: 03/07/14 14.43CET

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/womensunder19/news/newsid=1983315.html#isaksen+recalls+norways+near+miss+2008

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship logo and trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.