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Norway at the UEFA European Championship

Norway qualified for one UEFA European Championship so far (as of 2018), the Euro 2000 tournament. During the qualifiers, they enforced direct qualification by ending first in their group with Slovenia, Greece, Latvia, Albania and Georgia.

At the championship in Belgium and the Netherlands, Norway was drawn into group C together with Spain, Yugoslavia and Slovenia. With their last group match against Slovenia ending on 0–0 and the simultaneously played other group match Yugoslavia vs. Spain standing 3–2 after the regular playing time, it appeared Norway (with 4 points) would finish second in their group, ahead of Spain (3 points). However, after an unlikely 3–4 comeback from Spain during the extra time Norway saw themselves eliminated. Norway coach Nils Johan Semb worded this as his team having been "at 12 seconds from the quarter-finals".[1]

Overview

UEFA European Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
France 1960 Did not qualify
Spain 1964
Italy 1968
Belgium 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980
France 1984
West Germany 1988
Sweden 1992
England 1996
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 1 1
Portugal 2004 Did not qualify
Austria Switzerland 2008
Poland Ukraine 2012
France 2016
European Union 2020 Qualifications in progress
Germany 2024 To be determined
Total Group stage 1/17 3 1 1 1 1 1

By Match

Euro Round Opponent Score Result Venue Scorers
2000 Group stage  Spain 1-0 W Rotterdam Iversen
 FR Yugoslavia 0-1 L Liège
 Slovenia 0-0 D Arnhem

Euro 2000

Manager: Nils Johan Semb

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Thomas Myhre (1973-10-16)16 October 1973 (aged 26) 10 England Everton
2 2DF André Bergdølmo (1971-10-13)13 October 1971 (aged 28) 24 Norway Rosenborg
3 2DF Bjørn Otto Bragstad (1971-01-05)5 January 1971 (aged 29) 11 Norway Rosenborg
4 2DF Henning Berg (captain) (1969-09-01)1 September 1969 (aged 30) 70 England Manchester United
5 2DF Trond Andersen (1975-01-06)6 January 1975 (aged 25) 8 England Wimbledon
6 3MF Roar Strand (1970-02-02)2 February 1970 (aged 30) 23 Norway Rosenborg
7 3MF Erik Mykland (1971-07-21)21 July 1971 (aged 28) 72 Greece Panathinaikos
8 3MF Ståle Solbakken (1968-02-27)27 February 1968 (aged 32) 57 Denmark Aalborg BK
9 4FW Tore André Flo (1973-06-15)15 June 1973 (aged 26) 48 England Chelsea
10 3MF Kjetil Rekdal (1968-11-06)6 November 1968 (aged 31) 83 Norway Vålerenga
11 3MF Bent Skammelsrud (1966-05-18)18 May 1966 (aged 34) 35 Norway Rosenborg
12 1GK Frode Olsen (1967-10-12)12 October 1967 (aged 32) 14 Spain Sevilla
13 1GK Morten Bakke (1968-12-16)16 December 1968 (aged 31) 1 Norway Molde
14 2DF Vegard Heggem (1975-07-13)13 July 1975 (aged 24) 18 England Liverpool
15 3MF John Arne Riise (1980-09-24)24 September 1980 (aged 19) 5 France Monaco
16 2DF Dan Eggen (1970-01-13)13 January 1970 (aged 30) 17 Spain Deportivo Alavés
17 4FW John Carew (1979-09-05)5 September 1979 (aged 20) 12 Norway Rosenborg
18 4FW Steffen Iversen (1976-11-10)10 November 1976 (aged 23) 15 England Tottenham Hotspur
19 3MF Eirik Bakke (1977-09-13)13 September 1977 (aged 22) 5 England Leeds United
20 4FW Ole Gunnar Solskjær (1973-02-26)26 February 1973 (aged 27) 30 England Manchester United
21 3MF Vidar Riseth (1972-04-21)21 April 1972 (aged 28) 25 Scotland Celtic
22 2DF Stig Inge Bjørnebye (1969-12-11)11 December 1969 (aged 30) 71 England Liverpool
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
 FR Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
 Norway 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
 Slovenia 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2

Spain vs Norway

Spain 0–1 Norway
Report Iversen Goal 65'
Spain
Norway
GK 22 José Francisco Molina
RB 2 Míchel Salgado Yellow card 69'
CB 6 Fernando Hierro (c)
CB 18 Paco
LB 3 Agustín Aranzábal
RM 17 Joseba Etxeberria Yellow card 17' Substituted off 72'
CM 4 Pep Guardiola
CM 21 Juan Carlos Valerón Substituted off 80'
LM 8 Fran Substituted off 72'
CF 10 Raúl
CF 20 Ismael Urzaiz
Substitutions:
MF 16 Gaizka Mendieta Substituted in 72'
FW 11 Alfonso Substituted in 72'
MF 7 Iván Helguera Substituted in 80'
Manager:
José Antonio Camacho
GK 1 Thomas Myhre
RB 14 Vegard Heggem
CB 4 Henning Berg (c) Substituted off 59'
CB 3 Bjørn Otto Bragstad
LB 2 André Bergdølmo Yellow card 32'
CM 19 Eirik Bakke
CM 11 Bent Skammelsrud
CM 7 Erik Mykland
RF 18 Steffen Iversen Substituted off 89'
CF 9 Tore André Flo Substituted off 71'
LF 20 Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Substitutions:
DF 16 Dan Eggen Substituted in 59'
FW 17 John Carew Substituted in 71'
MF 21 Vidar Riseth Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Nils Johan Semb

Man of the Match:
Erik Mykland (Norway)[2]

Assistant referees:
Kurt Ertl (Germany)
Igor Šramka (Slovakia)
Fourth official:
Dick Jol (Netherlands)

Norway vs Yugoslavia

Norway 0–1 FR Yugoslavia
Report Milošević Goal 8'
Attendance: 27,250
Norway
Yugoslavia
GK 1 Thomas Myhre
RB 14 Vegard Heggem Substituted off 35'
CB 16 Dan Eggen
CB 3 Bjørn Otto Bragstad
LB 2 André Bergdølmo
CM 19 Eirik Bakke Yellow card 66' Substituted off 76'
CM 11 Bent Skammelsrud (c)
CM 7 Erik Mykland Yellow card 31'
RF 18 Steffen Iversen Substituted off 71'
CF 9 Tore André Flo
LF 20 Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Substitutions:
DF 22 Stig Inge Bjørnebye Substituted in 35'
FW 17 John Carew Substituted in 71'
MF 6 Roar Strand Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Nils Johan Semb
GK 22 Ivica Kralj
RB 13 Slobodan Komljenović
CB 5 Miroslav Đukić
CB 14 Niša Saveljić
LB 3 Goran Đorović
RM 10 Dragan Stojković (c) Substituted off 84'
CM 7 Vladimir Jugović Yellow card 81'
CM 4 Slaviša Jokanović Yellow card 28' Substituted off 89'
LM 17 Ljubinko Drulović Yellow card 81'
CF 8 Predrag Mijatović Substituted off 87'
CF 9 Savo Milošević
Substitutions:
MF 21 Albert Nađ Substituted in 84'
FW 20 Mateja Kežman Red card 88' Substituted in 87'
MF 16 Dejan Govedarica Yellow card 90+2' Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Vujadin Boškov

Man of the Match:
Dragan Stojković (Yugoslavia)[3]

Assistant referees:
Eddie Foley (Republic of Ireland)
Roland Van Nylen (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Slovenia vs Norway

Slovenia 0–0 Norway
Report
Attendance: 22,500
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
Slovenia
Norway
GK 12 Mladen Dabanovič
CB 3 Željko Milinovič
CB 5 Marinko Galič Substituted off 83'
CB 6 Aleksander Knavs
RM 7 Džoni Novak
CM 8 Aleš Čeh (c)
CM 11 Miran Pavlin Yellow card 44'
LM 19 Amir Karić
AM 10 Zlatko Zahovič
CF 13 Mladen Rudonja
CF 17 Ermin Šiljak Substituted off 86'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Milenko Ačimovič Substituted in 83'
FW 20 Milan Osterc Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Srečko Katanec
GK 1 Thomas Myhre
RB 2 André Bergdølmo
CB 16 Dan Eggen
CB 3 Bjørn Otto Bragstad
LB 22 Stig Inge Bjørnebye
RM 18 Steffen Iversen
CM 7 Erik Mykland Yellow card 24'
CM 8 Ståle Solbakken (c)
LM 20 Ole Gunnar Solskjær Yellow card 59'
CF 17 John Carew Substituted off 61'
CF 9 Tore André Flo
Substitutions:
MF 19 Eirik Bakke Substituted in 61' Substituted off 82'
MF 6 Roar Strand Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Nils Johan Semb

Man of the Match:
Erik Mykland (Norway)[1]

Assistant referees:
Philip Sharp (England)
Emanuel Zammit (Malta)
Fourth official:
Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Player records

Most appearances

No. Name Matches Euros
1 Eirik Bakke 3 2000
André Bergdølmo 3 2000
Bjørn Otto Bragstad 3 2000
John Carew 3 2000
Dan Eggen 3 2000
Tore André Flo 3 2000
Steffen Iversen 3 2000
Thomas Myhre 3 2000
Erik Mykland 3 2000
Ole Gunnar Solskjær 3 2000
11 Stig Inge Bjørnebye 2 2000
Vegard Heggem 2 2000
Bent Skammelsrud 2 2000
Roar Strand 2 2000

Top goalscorers

No. Name Goals Euros
1 Steffen Iversen 1 2000

References

  1. ^ a b "12 seconds from the quarter-finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2000. Archived from the original on 29 August 2000. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Spain unable to breach Norway defence". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 13 June 2000. Archived from the original on 4 March 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Not a great advert". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 18 June 2000. Archived from the original on 8 March 2001. Retrieved 1 July 2013.