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Norway in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Norway's 3rd appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Norway try to make it third time lucky in the World Cup Finals as they never got further than the Preliminary Round in France 1938 or the Group Stage at USA 1994.

Norway in the 1998 World Cup

Norges Fotballforbund.
Group A

10th June: vs. Morocco (2:2) in Montpellier.

16th June: vs. Scotland (1:1) in Bordeaux.

23rd June: vs. Brazil (2:1) in Marseilles.

Norway make it into the Second Round, for the first time, thanks to a shirt-pull penalty decision against Brazil.

Knockout Stage

2nd Round
27th June: vs. Italy (0:1) in Marseilles.

Norway's first defeat in twenty matches fell to an eighteenth minute Vieri strike, in the Second Round.

UEFA:
Union des Associations Europťennes de Football.

Norges Fotballforbund.

Norway World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Frode Grodas (Chelsea)
12 Thomas Myhre (Everton)
13 Espen Baardsen (Tottenham Hotspur)

Defenders:

2 Gunnar Halle (Leeds United)
3 Ronny Johnsen (Manchester United)
4 Henning Berg (Manchester United)
5 Stig Inge Bjoernebye (Liverpool)
14 Vegard Heggem (Rosenburg)
15 Dan Eggen (Celta Vigo)
19 Erik Hoftun (Rosenburg)

Midfielders:

6 Staale Solbakken (Wimbledon)
7 Erik Mykland (Panathinaikos)
8 Oyvind Leonhardsen (Liverpool)
10 Kjetil Rekdal (Hertha Berlin)
16 Jostein Flo (Stroemsgodset)
17 Haavard Flo (Werder Bremen)

Forwards:

9 Tore Andre Flo (Chelsea)
11 Jahn Ivar Jakobsen (Rosenburg)
18 Egil Ostenstad (Southampton)
20 Ole Gunnar Solkjśr (Manchester United)
21 Vidar Riseth (ASK Linzer)
22 Roar Strand (Rosenburg)

Trainer:
Egil Olsen.

Teams by Group

Group A
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to Morocco Morocco, Travel to Norway Norway, Travel to Scotland Scotland.

Group B
Travel to Austria Austria, Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Chile Chile, Travel to Italy Italy.

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Spain Spain.

Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Iran Iran, Travel to USA United States, Travel to Serbia Yugoslavia.

Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

Destination Norway

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