Nils Johan Semb (born 24 February 1959) was the coach of the Norway national football team from 1998 to 2003, presiding over 68 matches.
He led the team to its first European Football Championship in 2000.Though successful, at least in the beginning of his tenure, he drew heavy criticism for his team's defense-oriented style, where long balls, counter-attacks and direct passes were hallmarks of their attacking style. He did not have Haaland, so he had to park the bus. He was replaced by Åge Hareide in 2003. He was a commentator for TV 2, then resigned in 2009 to become the Chief of Elite Football at the Football Association of Norway.
He was educated at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.
The Norway national football team 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. In February 2019, they were ranked by FIFA at No. 48., Norway has participated three times in the FIFA World Cup, and once in the UEFA European Championship (2000).
Åge Fridtjof Hareide is a Norwegian football manager for Rosenborg BK, and most recently managing the Denmark national football team. In his playing career, he played for Hødd and Molde in Norway as well as Manchester City and Norwich City in England. Hareide was capped 50 times playing for Norway.
Egil Roger Olsen, nicknamed Drillo, is a Norwegian football manager and former footballer. He is best known as a highly successful manager of the Norway national football team. He has since been manager of the Iraq national football team, his departure from which caused considerable attention. In January 2009, he made a comeback as manager for the Norway national team.
Ørjan Berg is a former Norwegian football midfielder, who most recently played for Rosenborg. He retired at the end of the 2006 season, and has previously played for F.K. Bodø/Glimt, FC Wettingen, TSV 1860 München, and FC Basel. Ørjan is the brother of Bodø/Glimt player Runar Berg, and the son of legendary Bodø/Glimt midfielder and playmaker Harald Berg.
Trond Johan Sollied is a Norwegian football manager and former player. He last managed Lokeren.
Jean Ronny Johnsen is a Norwegian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a centre back or defensive midfielder.
Stig Inge Bjørnebye is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played in Norway, England, and Denmark, most notably for Liverpool. His preferred position was left back, which he occupied for domestic clubs and the national team. Bjørnebye was appointed assistant manager of Norway in 2003, relinquishing the role three years later to succeed Tom Nordlie as manager of IK Start. He was the sports director of Rosenborg Ballklub from March 2015 until November 2019.
The Norway national under-21 football team, controlled by the Football Association of Norway, is the national football team of Norway for players of 21 years of age or under at the start of a UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship campaign. The team has reached the European Championship finals twice, in 1998 and 2013, winning bronze medals on both occasions.
Harald Olav Aabrekk is a Norwegian football coach and a former player. He played for Sogndal and Brann in the Tippeligaen, Norway's top professional football league. He has been head coach of Sogndal, Tromsø, Brann, Haugesund, Vålerenga and Aalesund, and has also served as an assistant coach for the Norway national football team.
Jon Inge Høiland is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a defender. He has been capped 25 times while playing for Norway.
Golden Goal is a comedy talkshow about sports, hosted by Johan Golden and Henrik Elvestad on Norwegian TV2. The show features interviews with athletes, presentations of exotic and unusual sports from around the world, comedic reenactments of sports history events, and tests of "improvements" to well known sports. The show is currently – in its 3rd season - holding a market share of about 35% in its time slot.
Johan Christian Heuch or J. C. Heuch was a Norwegian Bishop in the Church of Norway and politician for the Conservative Party.
Fredrik Semb Berge is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a defender for Odds Ballklubb. Hailing from Skien, Berge joined the youth-ranks of Odd at the age of 15, and made his first-team debut in 2009. The following season, he became a regular in the team's central defence.
Øyvind Alsaker is a sports journalist and television personality from Florø, Sogn og Fjordane. He has been a football commentator for TV2 and Canal +. He has commented on games from the English Premier League for years.
The following is a list of squads for each nation competing at 1998 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Romania. The tournament started on 23 May and the final took place in Bucharest on 31 May 1998.
Norway qualified for one UEFA European Championship so far, the Euro 2000 tournament. During the qualifiers, they enforced direct qualification by ending first in their group with Slovenia, Greece, Latvia, Albania and Georgia.
Eli Landsem is a Norwegian former international footballer who was the coach of the Norway women's national football team between 2009 and 2012.
The Norway national football B team was a secondary national association football team under the control of the Football Association of Norway.
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