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‘It Wasn’t Pretty, But It Worked’ – Valerenga Coach Ronny Delia Stripped Naked To Help Inspire Team To Victory In Vital Derby Match

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In a very literal sense, it's been revealed that Valerenga coach Ronny Delia resorted to a drastic state of undress in order to motivate his players ahead of a recent crucial Norwegian top-flight clash.

Delia's side were teetering just above the Eliteserien relegation zone going into the Bergen-Oslo derby against SK Brann, so the former Celtic boss decided that stripping down to the cobblers during his pre-match team meeting was the only sensible course of action.

World Cup Qualifying: Northern Ireland Through To Play-Offs Despite Defeat In Norway (Video)

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Northern Ireland ended their World Cup qualification campaign with a 1-0 defeat away to Norway.

However, after Scotland's Group F draw in Slovenia earlier in the day, Michael O'Neill's side were already assured of a play-off place.

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The only goal of the game came on 71 minutes, with Chris Brunt's fluffed goal-line clearance flying into his own net after 'keeper Michael McGovern got a hand to Stefan Johansen's cross.

Rosenborg: Nicklas Bendtner Tucks Away An Absolute Peach With The Outside Of His Boot (Video)

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After going a goal inside the first five minutes, Rosenborg came haring back to beat Molde 2-1 in the Norwegian Eliteserien on Saturday afternoon.

Lo and behold, it was Nicklas Bendtner who restored parity for Rosenborg in the 74th minute by sticking an absolute peach of an outside-of-the-boot finish into the far top corner.

Official: Nigel Reo-Coker Leaves Granada To Sign For Norwegian Side IK Start (Photo)

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Alas, Nigel Reo-Coker will play no further part in Tony Adams' experimental revolution at Granada after signing a short-term deal with Norwegian top-flight side IK Start.

The 32-year-old midfielder was officially unveiled as a Start player on Wednesday morning and, according to the club's website, is likely to make his debut on the same day by playing some part in tonight's reserve team cup match against Flew.

Aberdeen-Based Youth Team Lose Football In River Dee, Washes Up 1,000 Miles Away On Remote Norwegian Island (Photo)

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When a waywardshotwas sent soaringover the fenceand into the River Dee, aptly-named Scottish football club Banks o' Dee FC simply resigned themselves to losingthat football forever.

However, the Aberdeen-based Under-19s team have since been reunited with the ball after it was discovered washed up on the other side of both the North and the Norwegian Sea.

Norway: Tromsdalen Play First Match Of Season With 20ft High Wall Of Snow Encircling Their Pitch (Photos)

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The 2017Norwegian Division 1 campaignkicked off in earnest of the weekend, withTromsdalen playing host to Asanein their very first match of the new season.

The game was played to completion as the home side ran out 2-0 winners this despite there beinga 20-foot high wall of snow around the entire pitch.

Norwegian Television Pundits Plunged Into Despair As San Marino Score First Away Goal In 15 Years (Video)

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Before tonight, you'd have to skipback to 2001 for the last time perennial midgets San Marino managed to score a goal on their travels.

However, their long, long wait for an away strike came to an end against Norway whenMattia Stefanelli cracked home an equaliser in the 54th minute...

Indeed, the sight of their boys being pegged back by the side that have scored just three goals total since 2008 was too much to bear for these Norwegian television pundits to bear.

Euro U21: Man Utd Starlet Marcus Rashford Nets Hat-Trick As England U21s Batter Norway 6-1 (Video)

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After scoring on his Man Utd debut, his Premier League debut and his England senior team debut, Marcus Rashford netted a superb hat-trick in his first ever game with the Three Lions' U21 side in Colchester on Tuesday night.

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Gareth Southgate started Rashford up front in the European Championship qualifier against Norway and the 18-year-old didn't disappoint, netting on 29, 65 and 71 minutes as the England youngsters battered the visitors.

Germany: DFB Produce Strange (But Apt) Description Of Thomas Muller’s Match-Winning Performance Against Norway

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Defending WeltmeistersGermany got their qualification for the 2018 World Cup off to a winning start with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Norway in Oslo on Sunday evening.

Thomas Muller played a starring role in the routine victory, scoring twice and laying on a third for Joshua Kimmich with all the silken finesseand ballet dancer's poise we've come to expect from the Bayern Munich forward i.

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Germany thrash Norway, England survive Slovakia scare in World Cup qualifying

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Paris (AFP) – Germany fired six past Norway while England fought back after an early scare to beat Slovakia in European World Cup qualifying on Monday.

Timo Werner scored a double in Germany’s 6-0 rout of the Norwegians in Stuttgart to leave Joachim Loew’s world champions with a perfect eight out of eight record atop Group C.

Germany thrash Norway, England survive Slovakia scare in World Cup qualifying

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Paris (AFP) – Germany fired six past Norway while England fought back after an early scare to beat Slovakia in European World Cup qualifying on Monday.

Timo Werner scored a double in Germany’s 6-0 rout of the Norwegians in Stuttgart to leave Joachim Loew’s world champions with a perfect eight out of eight record atop Group C.

Germany rout Norway, but wait for World Cup berth

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Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – Timo Werner netted twice on Monday as Germany routed Norway 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier, but Joachim Loew’s team must wait until next month to confirm their Russia 2018 place.

The world champions have won all eight of their qualifiers so far to top Group C.

Germany rout Norway, but wait for World Cup berth

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Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – Timo Werner netted twice on Monday as Germany routed Norway 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier, but Joachim Loew’s team must wait until next month to confirm their Russia 2018 place.

The world champions have won all eight of their qualifiers so far to top Group C.

Penalty specialist Petersen gains revenge on Norway

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Heelsum (Netherlands) (AFP) – Four years ago Denmark goalkeeper Stina Lykke Petersen left the pitch devastated after the Euro 2013 semi-final loss to Norway in a penalty shoot-out, but she earned sweet revenge on Monday.

Petersen saved a spot-kick by Norway’s Caroline Graham Hansen to help Denmark win 1-0 in their final Group A game and reach the quarter-finals while consigning Norway to a premature exit.

Penalty specialist Petersen gains revenge on Norway

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Heelsum (Netherlands) (AFP) – Four years ago Denmark goalkeeper Stina Lykke Petersen left the pitch devastated after the Euro 2013 semi-final loss to Norway in a penalty shoot-out, but she earned sweet revenge on Monday.

Petersen saved a spot-kick by Norway’s Caroline Graham Hansen to help Denmark win 1-0 in their final Group A game and reach the quarter-finals while consigning Norway to a premature exit.

Netherlands, Denmark reach women’s Euro quarters

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Deventer (Netherlands) (AFP) – Hosts Netherlands beat neighbours Belgium 2-1 to advance to the women’s Euro quarter-finals alongside Denmark, who edged 2013 runners-up Norway 1-0 in Group A on Monday.

In Tilburg, Sherida Spitse converted a penalty - her second in two games - in the 27th minute to put the Netherlands ahead after Maud Coutereels had brought down Jackie Groenen in the box.

Newcomers Belgium stun Norway, Dutch down Danes

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Breda (Netherlands) (AFP) – Elke Van Gorp and Janice Cayman gave Belgium their first-ever win at the women’s Euros as the Red Flames stunned 2013 runners-up Norway 2-0 in Breda on Thursday.

In the day’s other Group A game in Rotterdam, Sherida Spitse’s penalty gave the Netherlands a 1-0 win over Denmark.

Newcomers Belgium stun Norway, Dutch down Danes

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Breda (Netherlands) (AFP) – Elke Van Gorp and Janice Cayman gave Belgium their first-ever win at the women’s Euros as the Red Flames stunned 2013 runners-up Norway 2-0 in Breda on Thursday.

In the day’s other Group A game in Rotterdam, Sherida Spitse’s penalty gave the Netherlands a 1-0 win over Denmark.

Newcomers Belgium stun runners-up Norway at women’s Euro

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Breda (Netherlands) (AFP) – Elke Van Gorp and Janice Cayman gave Belgium their first-ever win at the women’s Euro as the Red Flames stunned 2013 runners-up Norway 2-0 in Breda on Thursday.

Van Gorp slammed in a rebound in the 59th minute past Norway keeper Ingrid Hjelmseth who had cleared Tessa Wullaert’s header following a cross from Belgium’s Davina Philtjens.

Man United add Norway date to pre-season tour

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London (AFP) – Manchester United will travel to Norway as part of their 2017-18 pre-season tour, the Premier League giants announced on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho’s side will play Valerenga IF at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium on July 30.

United had already announced a tour of the United States in July, when they will play LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Man United add Norway date to pre-season tour

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London (AFP) – Manchester United will travel to Norway as part of their 2017-18 pre-season tour, the Premier League giants announced on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho’s side will play Valerenga IF at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium on July 30.

United had already announced a tour of the United States in July, when they will play LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Man United add Norway date to pre-season tour

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London (AFP) – Manchester United will travel to Norway as part of their 2017-18 pre-season tour, the Premier League giants announced on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho’s side will play Valerenga IF at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium on July 30.

United had already announced a tour of the United States in July, when they will play LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo quits over World Cup defeats

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Oslo (AFP) Per-Mathias Hogmo quit as Norway's football coach Wednesday after a series of defeats in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals, the Norwegian Football Federation announced.

"Per-Mathias and the NFF have agreed that Hogmo will end his functions as Norwegian manager," the NFF said in a statement.

Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo quits over World Cup defeats

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Oslo (AFP) Per-Mathias Hogmo quit as Norway's football coach Wednesday after a series of defeats in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals, the Norwegian Football Federation announced.

"Per-Mathias and the NFF have agreed that Hogmo will end his functions as Norwegian manager," the NFF said in a statement.

Norway international Selnaes banned for 11 months

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Oslo (AFP) Norway are set to lose midfielder Ole Selnaes for a critical chunk of their World Cup qualifying campaign after FIFA banned him for 11 months for abusing an official.

The punishment rules the Saint-Etienne player, 22, out of Norway's next four qualifying matches on the road to Russia 2018, the Norwegian FA said.

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Norwegian Shirt Tug Of The Season: Tromso’s Thomas Olsen Drags Sandefjord Midfielder Pau Morer Along Like Husky Pulling A Sled (Video)

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After opening the scoring in the very first minute, Sandefjord midfielder Pau Morer probably thought his afternoon had peaked early.

Little did the young Spaniard know that he was about to have the most fun he's ever likely to have on a football field.

After being beaten for pace by Tromso forward Thomas Lehne Olsen, the unbalanced Morer grabbed a handful of shirt and proceeded to be dragged along the ground for several metres like a human dog-sled.

Two Norwegian Teams Decide To Test Alcohol’s Effect On Football By Playing While Massively Drunk (Video)

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Strictly in the name of science, two Norwegian amateur football teams voluntarily chose to test the effect that alcohol had on their collective abilities.

As such, all of the players got absolutely rat-arsed before kick-off, with the decidedly unprofessional pre-game warm-up featuring a heady mix of beer, wine, spirits, junk food, vomit and minor pocketsof fighting.

Not Josh-ing around

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Molde FK wing terror Josh Gatt has just scored his first Tippeligaen goal in over four years to put the hosts up earl against visiting Stabæk. The US international was let loose on a counter and left the defense in the dust to open his season account on 10 minutes.Video of this strike and any more he might bag will come after the match ends.

Cole's Law

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Stabæk midfielder Cole Grossman was the natural phenomenon that proved detrimental to Aalesund on Sunday, striking the winner (at 0:54 on the following clip) and adding an assist (1:37) to spark a 3-0 win that gave the hosts renewed survival hopes. - Greg Seltzer

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Where to find Norway vs. Germany on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Norway vs. Germany, you've come to the right place.

Germany and Norway will begin their campaign to try to qualify for World Cup 2018 on Sunday when they meet each other in Oslo, Norway. With new captain Manuel Neuer ready to take charge of his first game to lead the squad, the Germans will be hoping to start their campaign on a positive note.

Where to find Norway vs. Germany on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Norway vs. Germany, you've come to the right place.

Germany and Norway will begin their campaign to try to qualify for World Cup 2018 on Sunday when they meet each other in Oslo, Norway. With new captain Manuel Neuer ready to take charge of his first game to lead the squad, the Germans will be hoping to start their campaign on a positive note.

New captain Manuel Neuer out to raise Germany’s standards

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Berlin (AFP) New captain Manuel Neuer says Germany have room for improvement when the world champions start their journey to the 2018 World Cup on Sunday in their opening qualifier against Norway.

Germany's path to the finals in Russia starts at Oslo's Ullevaal Stadium and they also face Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan and minnows San Marino in Group C of their qualifying campaign.

New captain Manuel Neuer out to raise Germany’s standards

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Berlin (AFP) New captain Manuel Neuer says Germany have room for improvement when the world champions start their journey to the 2018 World Cup on Sunday in their opening qualifier against Norway.

Germany's path to the finals in Russia starts at Oslo's Ullevaal Stadium and they also face Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan and minnows San Marino in Group C of their qualifying campaign.

The American-est

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It's time to take a short break from the Clipboard for an update to this old post from Jacob Klinger. Obviously, there have been plenty of additions to our table of the clubs that have fielded the most Americans. But I've also made a few alterations: 1) no more prospects listed, a guy has to have played at least one first team match to count, 2) a few clubs way, way down the league pyramid have

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Press scores to lift USWNT over Norway

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The U.S. Women's National Team wrapped up their tour of Scandinavia with another 1-0 victory, this time courtesy of Christen Press at Komplett Arena in Sandefjord, Norway.

The USWNT's goal came in the second half, when captain Becky Sauerbrunn sent a long pass Press' way from behind the halfway line.

Norway vs. USWNT 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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Crystal Dunn and the US will look to step their level of play up today

The United States wraps up its Scandinavian sojourn this afternoon with a match against Norway, Coming off of a proficient, if disjointed, 1-0 win over Sweden, the USWNT will be looking to improve themselves while imposing their higher talent level over the Norwegians, who are no longer the elite-level adversary they were back in the 90s.

Norwegian Top-Flight Club Kristiansund BK Use Crowdfunding To Sign New Defender

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Nikita Baranov is unveiled at Kristiansund (Photo: @KristiansundBK/Twitter)

Norwegian top-flight side Kristiansund BK have utilised an alternative income streamto help bolster their squad ahead of their new season.

With the 2017 Eliteserien campaign due to kick off in early April, KBK were able to bring in a handfulof free transfers over the off-season.

Real Madrid agree Martin Odegaard loan

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Martin Odegaard will join Dutch club Heerenveen for the rest of the season after Real Madrid agreed to loan out their teenage wonderkid. Heerenveen of the Dutch Eredivisie announced on their Twitter...

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Brede Hangeland Retires With Fond Memories Of The Time Felix Magath Attempted To Heal His Thigh Injury With Cottage Cheese

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Any excuse to dig out this old classic again

At the grand old age of 35, Brede Hangeland has today chosen to announce his retirement from football after coming to the conclusion that "now is the right time" to call quits on his 16-year professional career.

Having made his name in Norway and Denmark, Hangeland moved to Fulham in 2008 and quickly set about becoming something of a club hero, providing an ever-reliable and solid presence at the back while playing his part in some of the most remarkablemoments in the Cottagers' recent history notably their run to the 2010 Europa League Final.

‘Demi-God’ Dzsudzsak shakes Hungary out of slumber

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Budapest (AFP) Balazs Dzsudzsak roared the words that inspired Hungary to a play-off win and a place in a major tournment for the first time in three decades.

"We might never have this chance again, no-one's going to stop us qualifying! Not Norway, not even the best team in the world!" Dzsudzsak (pronounced 'Joo-jak') shouted at his team in the dressing room in Budapest last November.