Fixtures

International Match 03/22 17:00 - Norway vs Czech Republic - View
International Match 03/26 18:00 - Norway vs Slovakia - View
International Match 06/05 18:45 - Norway vs Kosovo - View
International Match 06/08 17:30 - Denmark vs Norway - View
UEFA Nations League B 09/06 14:00 1 Kazakhstan vs Norway - View
UEFA Nations League B 09/09 18:45 2 Norway vs Austria - View

Results

Euro 2024 Qualifying 11/19 19:45 10 [2] Scotland v Norway [3] D 3-3
International Match 11/16 17:00 - Norway v Faroe Islands W 2-0
Euro 2024 Qualifying 10/15 18:45 8 [3] Norway v Spain [2] L 0-1
Euro 2024 Qualifying 10/12 18:45 7 [5] Cyprus v Norway [3] W 0-4
Euro 2024 Qualifying 09/12 18:45 6 [3] Norway v Georgia [4] W 2-1
International Match 09/07 17:00 - Norway v Jordan W 6-0
Euro 2024 Qualifying 06/20 18:45 4 [4] Norway v Cyprus [5] W 3-1
Euro 2024 Qualifying 06/17 16:00 3 [3] Norway v Scotland [1] L 1-2
Euro 2024 Qualifying 03/28 16:00 2 [3] Georgia v Norway [4] D 1-1
Euro 2024 Qualifying 03/25 19:45 1 [2] Spain v Norway [2] L 3-0
International Match 11/20 13:00 - Norway v Finland D 1-1
International Match 11/17 19:45 - Rep of Ireland v Norway W 1-2

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 10 6 4
Wins 5 4 1
Draws 2 0 2
Losses 3 2 1
Goals for 22 14 8
Goals against 12 5 7
Clean sheets 3 2 1
Failed to score 2 1 1

The Norway national football team (Norwegian: Norges herrelandslag i fotball, or informally Landslaget) represents Norway in men's international football, and is controlled by the Norwegian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Norway. Norway's home ground is Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo and their head coach is Ståle Solbakken. Norway has participated three times in the FIFA World Cup (1938, 1994, 1998), and once in the UEFA European Championship (2000).

Norway is one of very few national teams to never have lost against Brazil. In four matches, Norway has a match record against Brazil of two wins and two draws, in three friendly matches (in 1988, 1997 and 2006) and a 1998 World Cup group stage match.

After Euro 2000, the national team have been eliminated in 12 consecutive qualifications to a major international tournament (UEFA Euro and FIFA World Cup) as of December 2023.

History

Norway's performances in international football have usually been weaker than those of their Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Denmark, but they did have a golden age in the late 1930s. An Olympic team achieved third place in the 1936 Olympics, after beating the host Germany earlier in the tournament. Norway also qualified for the 1938 FIFA World Cup, where they lost 2–1 after extra time against eventual champions Italy. This was Norway's last World Cup appearance in 56 years.

In the post-war years, up to and including the 1980s, Norway was usually considered one of the weaker teams in Europe. They never qualified for a World Cup or European Championship in this period, and usually finished near the bottom of their qualifying groups. Nevertheless, Norway had a reputation for producing the occasional shock result, such as the 3–0 win against Yugoslavia in 1965, the 1–0 away win against France in 1968, and the 2–1 victory against England in 1981 that prompted radio commentator Bjørge Lillelien's famous "Your boys took a hell of a beating" rant.

Norway had their most successful period from 1990 to 1998 under the legendary coach Egil "Drillo" Olsen. At its height in the mid-90s the team was ranked No. 2. Olsen started his training career with Norway with a 6–1 home victory against Cameroon on 31 October 1990 and ended it on 27 June 1998 after a 0–1 defeat against Italy in the second stage of the 1998 World Cup.

In qualifying for the 1994 World Cup, Norway topped their group, finishing above both the European Championship winning and three-time World Cup finalists the Netherlands, and also above former World Cup winners England, beating both teams in the process.

In the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Norway was knocked out at the group stage after a win against Mexico, a defeat against Italy and a draw against the Republic of Ireland. Norway failed to qualify for second round qualification on goals scored as all 4 teams in the group finished with 4 points and identical goal difference. In the 1998 World Cup in France, Norway was once again eliminated by Italy in the first round of the knockout stage after finishing second in their group, having drawn against Morocco and Scotland and won 2–1 against Brazil.

Former under-21 coach Nils Johan Semb replaced Olsen after the planned retirement of the latter. Under Semb's guidance, Norway qualified for Euro 2000, which remains their last major tournament appearance to date. Semb resigned at the end of an unsuccessful qualifying campaign in 2003 and was replaced by Åge Hareide. Under Hareide, Norway came close to reaching both the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008, but ultimately fell short on both occasions. Then, in 2008, it all fell apart as Norway failed to win a single game the entire calendar year. Hareide resigned at the end of 2008. His replacement, initially on a temporary basis, was the returning Egil Olsen, who began his second spell in charge with an away win against Germany, and subsequently signed a three-year contract. Olsen resigned in September 2013 after Norway lost at home to Switzerland and had limited chances to qualify for the 2014 World Cup with one game to spare. He was replaced with Per-Mathias Høgmo. Olsen later claimed he was sacked.

The Norway national soccer team is the representative team of Norway in international soccer competitions. The team is managed by the Norwegian Football Federation and has been a member of FIFA since 1908. The team has a rich history in soccer, having qualified for three World Cups and one European Championship. The team is known for its strong defense and physical play, as well as its ability to counterattack quickly. The team's colors are red and blue, and its home stadium is Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo. Some of the team's most notable players include Ole Gunnar Solskjær, John Arne Riise, and Erling Haaland. The team is currently ranked 44th in the world by FIFA and is looking to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.