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NorwayNorwayUllevaal Stadion - OsloTuesday 11 October 2016
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 3
San MarinoSan Marino
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/10/1992QR (GS)San Marino - Norway0-2
San Marino di LupariJakobsen 6, Flo 18
09/09/1992QR (GS)Norway - San Marino10-0
OsloRekdal 4, 79, Halle 6, 53, 70, Sørloth 15, 22, Nilsen 46, 67, Mykland 75
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
San Marino10011001----2002012

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Squad list Only this chapter

Norway - Squad list
Current season
-Rune Jarstein29/09/198432Hertha - 2000
-Ørjan Nyland10/09/199026Ingolstadt - 0000
-André Hansen17/12/198926Rosenborg - 0000
-Jonathan Parr21/10/198827Strømsgodset - 0000
-Even Hovland14/02/198927Nürnberg - 2000
-Vegar Hedenstad26/06/199125St Pauli - 0000
-Ruben Gabrielsen10/03/199224Molde - 0000
-Stefan Strandberg25/07/199026Hannover - 1000
-Jonas Svensson06/03/199323Rosenborg*2000
-Haitam Aleesami31/07/199125Palermo*2000
-Per Ciljan Skjelbred16/06/198729Hertha - 1000
-Alexander Tettey04/04/198630Norwich - 1000
-Tarik Elyounoussi23/02/198828Olympiacos - 0000
-Markus Henriksen25/07/199224Hull - 2000
-Fredrik Midtsjø11/08/199323Rosenborg - 0000
-Ole Selnæs07/07/199422St-Étienne - 2000
-Ruben Yttergård Jenssen04/05/198828Groningen - 1000
-Jo Inge Berget11/09/199026Malmö - 1000
-Pål André Helland04/01/199026Rosenborg - 1000
-Joshua King15/01/199224Bournemouth*2000
-Adama Diomande14/02/199026Hull - 2000
-Alexander Sørloth05/12/199520Groningen*2000
-Martin Samuelsen17/04/199719Blackburn - 0000
-Per-Mathias Høgmo01/12/195956 - 2000
San Marino - Squad list
Current season
-Aldo Simoncini30/08/198630Libertas - 2000
-Mattia Manzaroli03/10/199125Juvenes/Dogana - 0000
-Elia Benedettini22/06/199521Novara - 0000
-Alessandro Della Valle08/06/198234Folgore - 1000
-Davide Simoncini30/08/198630Libertas - 2000
-Carlo Valentini15/03/198234Murata - 1000
-Fabio Vitaioli05/04/198432Murata*1000
-Cristian Brolli28/02/199224Folgore - 1000
-Marco Berardi12/02/199323Folgore*2000
-Davide Cesarini16/02/199521Tre Penne*2000
-Maicol Berretti01/05/198927Murata - 0000
-Pier Filippo Mazza20/08/198828Juvenes/Dogana - 0000
-Enrico Golinucci16/07/199125Libertas - 1000
-Matteo Coppini05/05/198927Tre Penne - 1000
-Luca Censoni18/07/199620Tre Penne - 0000
-Tommaso Zafferani19/02/199620La Fiorita - 1000
-Luca Tosi04/11/199223Folgore - 2000
-Andy Selva23/05/197640La Fiorita - 0000
-Alessandro Bianchi19/07/198927Folgore - 0000
-Mattia Stefanelli12/03/199323Juvenes/Dogana - 1000
-Danilo Rinaldi18/04/198630La Fiorita - 1000
-José Hirsch31/01/198630Folgore - 2000
-Pierangelo Manzaroli25/03/196947 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Per-Mathias Høgmo

Date of birth: 1 December 1959
Nationality: Norwegian
Playing career: Gratangen IL, FK Mjølner, Tromsø IL (twice), IFK Norrköping
Coaching career: Gratangen IL, Tromsalden UIL, Tromsø IL (three times), Fossum IF, Moss FK, Norway (women), Norway Under-21, Rosenborg BK, Djurgårdens IF, Norway

• An industrious winger, Høgmo's playing career peaked with a 1986 Norwegian Cup success with Tromsø; he then turned to coaching, leading local clubs and helping out with Norway's national youth teams.

• Coached Norway's women's side from 1997, winning Olympic gold in 2000, before being asked to spearhead the men's Under-21 squad, a position he left in 2003.

• Following a second spell in charge of Tromsø, Høgmo worked as a television pundit. A subsequent return to club football with Rosenborg in 2005 was ill-fated: he quit the next year, having been signed off with health problems.

• Returned to coaching, again with Tromsø, in 2008, securing some solid league finishes and two attempts at UEFA Europa League qualifying before heading abroad for the first time in his career to take the reins at Swedish outfit Djurgården in 2013.

• Appointed Norway coach in September 2013 after Egil Olsen agreed to step down, penning a four-year contract, and lost out to Hungary in the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs.



Pierangelo Manzaroli

Date of birth: 25 March 1969
Nationality: Sammarinese
Playing career: SS Cosmos, SP Cailungo, San Marino Calcio, SS Pennarossa
Coaching career: SS Pennarossa, AC Libertas, San Marino Under-15, San Marino Under-21, San Marino

• After starting his career in the local league, the midfielder had a successful two-year spell with San Marino Calcio in the Italian fourth division before returning to the Sammarinese league to play for Pennarossa, where he started to work as a coach in 2006/07, leading the team to the league title in his first season on charge.

• Capped 38 times for San Marino between 1991 and 2001, Manzaroli left Pennarossa at the end of the 2006/07 season to join AC Libertas and led his new team to a historic 1-1 draw against Irish club Drogheda United FC in a 2007/08 UEFA Cup game.

• Manzaroli than earned another notable coup when he led a San Marino side through the preliminary round of the 2008/09 UEFA Regions' Cup before being appointed as coach of the Under-21 national team in 2010.

• He led the U21s to some hugely surprising results in qualifying for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship – a stalemate against Greece in June 2012 and a 1-0 victory against Wales in September 2013 – before being appointed to replace long-standing San Marino senior coach Giampaolo Mazza in 2014.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBenoit Bastien (FRA)
  • Assistant refereesHicham Zakrani (FRA) , Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
  • Fourth officialBenoît Millot (FRA)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerGanna Bordiugova (UKR)
  • Referee observerMike Riley (ENG)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Benoit Bastien17/04/1983015

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
17/09/2015UELGSFenerbahçe SKMolde FK1-3Istanbul
18/08/2016UELPOFK Austria WienRosenborg BK2-1Vienna

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland2110404
    Czech Republic2011031
    San Marino2002050
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    Norway 0-3 Germany
    0-1 Müller 15, 0-2 Kimmich 45, 0-3 Müller 60
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Tettey, Nordtveit, King (72 Sørloth), Johansen (67 Jenssen), Henriksen (61 Selnæs), Svensson, Veton Berisha, Diomande
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Azerbaijan 1-0 Norway
    1-0 Medvedev 11
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Strandberg, King (61 Sørloth), Henriksen, Skjelbred (84 Johansen), Svensson, Selnæs, Diomande, Helland (71 Berget)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Norway-San Marino
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    Czech Republic-Norway
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    Northern Ireland-Norway
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Norway-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    San Marino-Norway
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Norway-Northern Ireland

San Marino

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (04/09/2016)
    San Marino 0-1 Azerbaijan
    0-1 R. Gurbanov 45
    A. Simoncini, Cesarini, Brolli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli (86 C. Valentini), Hirsch, Palazzi, Tosi, Berardi, Berardi (73 D. Rinaldi), Chiaruzzi (54 L. Gasperoni)
  • Matchday 2 (08/10/2016)
    Northern Ireland 4-0 San Marino
    1-0 S. Davis 26 (P) , 2-0 K. Lafferty 79, 3-0 Ward 85, 4-0 K. Lafferty 90+4
    A. Simoncini, Berardi, Coppini (71 E. Golinucci), F. Vitaioli, D. Simoncini, M. Vitaioli, Hirsch (56 Cesarini), Stefanelli (88 Zafferani), Ales. Della Valle, Tosi, Palazzi
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2016)
    Norway-San Marino
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    San Marino-Germany
  • Matchday 5 (26/03/2017)
    San Marino-Czech Republic
  • Matchday 6 (10/06/2017)
    Germany-San Marino
  • Matchday 7 (01/09/2017)
    San Marino-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 8 (04/09/2017)
    Azerbaijan-San Marino
  • Matchday 9 (05/10/2017)
    San Marino-Norway
  • Matchday 10 (08/10/2017)
    Czech Republic-San Marino

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Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on