Ullevaal Stadion - Oslo 22/03/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Norway - Albania
0-1
 

Norway - Albania 0-1 - 22/03/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Albania beat the freeze in Norway

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 20.00CET
Albania beat the freeze in Norway
Norway's Valon Berisha takes on Albania's Husaj Elseid ©AFP/Getty Images

Albania moved to within a point of FIFA World Cup Group E leaders Switzerland, as a neat Hamdi Salihi strike earned them a 1-0 win on a bitterly cold evening in Oslo.

The Jiangsu Sainty forward, 29, found the top corner of the net from the edge of the box on 67 minutes after some slack Norwegian defending, with Egil Olsen's men having struggled to create clear-cut chances aganst a determined Albanian rearguard.

Lineups

Norway

Norway

Albania

Albania

1Jarstein (GK)12Berisha (GK)
2Høgli2Lila
85
89
5Hangeland (C)4Dallku
80
6John Arne Riise5Cana (C)
78
7Henriksen7Agolli
90+3
8Nordtveit8Bulku
9Abdellaoue9Çani
75
10T. Elyounoussi
62
14Basha
19Jenssen15Mavraj
20Søderlund
75
18Salihi
67
90
23Forren
52
21Roshi
43

Substitutes

12Bugge Pettersen (GK)1Ujkani (GK)
3Reginiussen23Shehi (GK)
4Demidov3Osmani
11Eikrem6Çurri
90
14King
62
10Hyka
15Hedenstad11Vila
16Grindheim13Lilaj
17Parr16Vajushi
18Huseklepp17Meha
22Valon Berisha
75
19Sadiku
20Hysaj
80
22Bogdani
75

Coaches

Egil Olsen (NOR) Giovanni de Biasi (ALB)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 20:17 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Norway
Albania

0

Goals scored

1

8

Total attempts

7

3

Attempts on target

2

4

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

1

1

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

1

4

Fouls committed

4

4

Fouls suffered

4

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Agolli (Albania) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    90
    Çurri (in) - Salihi (out) (Albania)
  • Red Card
    89
    Lila (Albania) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.

See also

  • Norway

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Albania, 07 June 2013, 1-1
  • Albania

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Norway, 07 June 2013, 1-1
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