Norway national football team

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Norway national football team logo.svg
Nickname(s) Drillos [lower-alpha 1]
Løvene (The Lions)
Association Norges Fotballforbund (NFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Ståle Solbakken
Captain Martin Ødegaard
Most caps John Arne Riise (110)
Top scorer Jørgen Juve (33)
Home stadium Ullevaal Stadion
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First colours
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Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 42 Increase2.svg 1 (26 October 2023) [1]
Highest2 (October 1993, July–August 1995)
Lowest88 (July 2017)
First international
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 11–3 Norway  Flag of Norway.svg
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 12 July 1908)
Biggest win
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 12–0 Finland  Flag of Finland.svg
(Bergen, Norway; 28 June 1946) [2]
Biggest defeat
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 12–0 Norway  Flag of Norway.svg
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 7 October 1917)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1938 )
Best resultRound of 16 (1938, 1998)
UEFA European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2000 )
Best resultGroup stage (2000)

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, [3] in three friendly matches (in 1988, 1997 and 2006) and a 1998 World Cup group stage match.


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 group. 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. [4]

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 knock out 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 World Cup 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 [5] 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. [6]

Team image


Original badge of the Norwegian national team. Badge of Norway (Pantone).svg
Original badge of the Norwegian national team.

Norway used the national flag on a white circle as their badge from the 1920s onwards. In May 2008 the NFF unveiled a new crest, a Viking-style Dragon wrapped around the NFF logo. After massive public pressure the crest was dropped. [7] Between the 1980s and the 1990s, Norway used the NFF logo in the opposite breast of the shirt together with the national flag on a white circle. On 12 December 2014, a new crest was presented. The crest primarily features the national flag, in addition, there are two lions taken from the Coat of arms of Norway on the top. The lions are facing each other while holding a blue miniature of the NFF logo, and between the lions and above the NFF logo, it says "NORGE" (Norway) in blue letters. [8]

Kit suppliers

Between 1996 and 2014, Norway's kits were supplied by Umbro. They took over from Adidas who supplied Norway's kit between 1992 and 1996.

On 10 September 2014, the NFF and Nike announced a new partnership that made the sportswear provider the official Norwegian team kit supplier from 1 January 2015. [9]

Kit providerPeriod
Flag of France (lighter variant).svg Le Coq Sportif 1976–1980
Flag of Denmark.svg Hummel 1981–1991
Flag of Germany.svg Adidas 1992–1996
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Umbro 1996–2014
Flag of the United States.svg Nike 2015–present

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win  Draw  Loss  Fixture


25 March 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Spain  Flag of Spain.svg3–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Málaga, Spain
20:45 UTC+2
  • Olmo Soccerball shade.svg13'
  • Joselu Soccerball shade.svg84', 85'
Report Stadium: La Rosaleda
Attendance: 29,214
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
28 March 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Georgia  Flag of Georgia.svg1–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Batumi, Georgia
20:00 UTC+4 Mikautadze Soccerball shade.svg60' Report Sørloth Soccerball shade.svg15'Stadium: Batumi Stadium
Attendance: 20,300
Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
17 June 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–2Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Oslo, Norway
18:00 UTC+2
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 25,791
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
20 June 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Norway  Flag of Norway.svg3–1Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+2
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 23,643
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (North Macedonia)
7 September 2023 Friendly Norway  Flag of Norway.svg6–0Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Oslo, Norway
18:00  UTC+1
Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Kristoffer Karlsson (Sweden)
12 September 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–1Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 23,665
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
12 October 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Cyprus  Flag of Cyprus.svg0–4Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Larnaca, Cyprus
21:45 UTC+3 Report
Stadium: AEK Arena
Attendance: 7,206
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
15 October 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Norway  Flag of Norway.svg0–1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 25,885
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
16 November 2023 Friendly Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–0Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands Oslo, Norway
18:00  UTC+1
Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Vilhjálmur Þórarinsson (Iceland)
19 November 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg3–3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Glasgow, Scotland
19:45  UTC±0 Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 48,138
Referee: Horațiu Feșnic (Romania)


2 January 2024 Friendly Estonia  Flag of Estonia.svgvFlag of Norway.svg  Norway TBD, United States
Stadium: TBD


The following is a list of all managers of the national team. Prior to 1953, the team was selected by a selection committee, which also continued to select the team until 1969.

As of 19 November 2023 [10] [11]
Stale Solbakken is currently the manager of Norway. Kopengagen- (2).jpg
Ståle Solbakken is currently the manager of Norway.
Flag of Austria.svg Willibald Hahn 1 August 1953 – 31 December 19552677122842
Flag of England.svg Ron Lewin 1 January 1956 – 31 December 1957175482538
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg Edmund Majowski 1 January 1958 – 15 September 19585311108
Flag of Norway.svg Ragnar Larsen 16 September 1958 – 31 December 1958100114
Flag of Norway.svg Kristian Henriksen 1 January 1959 – 31 December 1959103071529
Flag of Austria.svg Wilhelm Kment 1 January 1960 – 15 August 19622062123245
Flag of Norway.svg Ragnar Larsen 16 August 1962 – 31 December 196633117154774
Flag of Austria.svg Wilhelm Kment 1 January 1967 – 31 December 19692593133961
Flag of Norway.svg Øivind Johannessen 1 January 1970 – 31 December 19711742111843
Flag of England.svg George Curtis 1 January 1972 – August 19741732121730
Flag of Norway.svg Kjell Schou-Andreassen
Flag of Norway.svg Nils Arne Eggen
August 1974 – 31 December 19772764172652
Flag of Norway.svg Tor Røste Fossen 1 January 1978 – 30 June 19879428283896119
Flag of Sweden.svg Tord Grip 1 July 1987 – 30 June 1988704337
Flag of Norway.svg Ingvar Stadheim 1 July 1988 – 10 October 19902458113237
Flag of Norway.svg Egil Olsen 11 October 1990 – 30 June 19988846261616863 1994 World Cup  – Group stage
1998 World Cup  – Round of 16
Flag of Norway.svg Nils Johan Semb 1 July 1998 – 31 December 2003682921188961 Euro 2000  – Group stage
Flag of Norway.svg Åge Hareide 1 January 2004 – 8 December 2008582418168865
Flag of Norway.svg Egil Olsen 14 January 2009 – 27 September 201349258166150
Flag of Norway.svg Per-Mathias Høgmo 27 September 2013 – 16 November 201635107183349
Flag of Sweden.svg Lars Lagerbäck 1 February 2017 – 6 December 20203418886034
Flag of Norway.svg Leif Gunnar Smerud [lower-alpha 2] [12] 18 November 2020101011
Flag of Norway.svg Ståle Solbakken 7 December 2020 3217786031


Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly match against Faroe Islands and the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match against Scotland on 16 and 19 November 2023, respectively. [13]

Caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2023, after the match against Faroe Islands.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Viljar Myhra (1996-07-21) 21 July 1996 (age 27)00 Flag of Norway.svg Strømsgodset
121 GK Mathias Dyngeland (1995-10-07) 7 October 1995 (age 28)10 Flag of Norway.svg Brann
131 GK Egil Selvik (1997-07-30) 30 July 1997 (age 26)20 Flag of Norway.svg Haugesund

22 DF Marcus Holmgren Pedersen (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 23)210 Flag of Italy.svg Sassuolo
32 DF Kristoffer Ajer (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 25)331 Flag of England.svg Brentford
42 DF Stefan Strandberg (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 33)361 Flag of Norway.svg Vålerenga
52 DF David Møller Wolfe (2002-04-23) 23 April 2002 (age 21)10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg AZ
142 DF Julian Ryerson (1997-11-17) 17 November 1997 (age 26)220 Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund
152 DF Leo Skiri Østigård (1999-11-28) 28 November 1999 (age 23)191 Flag of Italy.svg Napoli
172 DF Fredrik André Bjørkan (1998-08-21) 21 August 1998 (age 25)121 Flag of Norway.svg Bodø/Glimt
212 DF Stian Rode Gregersen (1995-05-17) 17 May 1995 (age 28)80 Flag of France.svg Bordeaux

63 MF Patrick Berg (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 25)220 Flag of Norway.svg Bodø/Glimt
73 MF Fredrik Aursnes (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 27)201 Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica
83 MF Sander Berge (1998-02-14) 14 February 1998 (age 25)421 Flag of England.svg Burnley
103 MF Ola Solbakken (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 25)111 Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos
113 MF Mohamed Elyounoussi (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 29)5410 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen
163 MF Hugo Vetlesen (2000-02-29) 29 February 2000 (age 23)31 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge
183 MF Kristian Thorstvedt (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 24)254 Flag of Italy.svg Sassuolo
203 MF Aron Dønnum (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 25)41 Flag of France.svg Toulouse
223 MF Oscar Bobb (2003-07-12) 12 July 2003 (age 20)41 Flag of England.svg Manchester City

194 FW Bård Finne (1995-02-13) 13 February 1995 (age 28)41 Flag of Norway.svg Brann
234 FW Jørgen Strand Larsen (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 23)113 Flag of Spain.svg Celta Vigo

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the Norway squad within the last 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Ørjan Nyland (1990-09-10) 10 September 1990 (age 33)500 Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands , 16 November 2023 INJ
GK Jacob Karlstrøm (1997-01-09) 9 January 1997 (age 26)00 Flag of Norway.svg Molde v. Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia , 28 March 2023

DF Birger Meling (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 (age 28)390 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain , 16 October 2023 INJ
DF Jesper Daland (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 23)00 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Cercle Brugge v. Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia , 12 September 2023
DF Andreas Hanche-Olsen (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 26)140 Flag of Germany.svg Mainz 05 v. Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan , 7 September 2023INJ
DF Brice Wembangomo (1996-12-18) 18 December 1996 (age 26)10 Flag of Norway.svg Bodø/Glimt v. Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , 20 June 2023

MF Martin Ødegaard (captain) (1998-12-17) 17 December 1998 (age 24)553 Flag of England.svg Arsenal v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands , 16 November 2023 INJ
MF Antonio Nusa (2005-04-17) 17 April 2005 (age 18)41 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Club Brugge v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands , 16 November 2023 INJ
MF Osame Sahraoui (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 22)10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Heerenveen v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands , 16 November 2023 INJ
MF Morten Thorsby (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 27)170 Flag of Italy.svg Genoa v. Flag of Spain.svg  Spain , 16 October 2023
MF Markus Solbakken (2000-07-25) 25 July 2000 (age 23)10 Flag of Norway.svg Viking v. Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia , 12 September 2023
MF Emil Breivik (2000-06-11) 11 June 2000 (age 23)00 Flag of Norway.svg Molde v. Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia , 12 September 2023
MF Mats Møller Dæhli (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 28)362 Flag of Germany.svg Nürnberg v. Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , 20 June 2023
MF Kristoffer Velde (1999-09-09) 9 September 1999 (age 24)10 Flag of Poland.svg Lech Poznań v. Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , 20 June 2023
MF Ola Brynhildsen (1999-05-28) 28 May 1999 (age 24)40 Flag of Denmark.svg Midtjylland v. Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia , 28 March 2023

FW Erling Haaland (2000-07-21) 21 July 2000 (age 23)2927 Flag of England.svg Manchester City v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 19 November 2023 INJ
FW Alexander Sørloth (1995-12-05) 5 December 1995 (age 27)5117 Flag of Spain.svg Villarreal v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands , 16 November 2023 INJ

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
QUA Placed in mandatory quarantine
WD Withdrew due to non-injury issue.
EX Player expelled from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Player records

As of 15 October 2023 [14]
Players in bold are still active with Norway.

Most appearances

John Arne Riise is the most capped male player in the history of Norway with 110 caps. John Arne Riise2.JPG
John Arne Riise is the most capped male player in the history of Norway with 110 caps.
1 John Arne Riise 110162000–2013
2 Thorbjørn Svenssen 10401947–1962
3 Henning Berg 10091992–2004
4 Erik Thorstvedt 9701982–1996
5 John Carew 91241998–2011
Brede Hangeland 9142002–2014
7 Øyvind Leonhardsen 86191990–2003
8 Morten Gamst Pedersen 83172004–2014
Kjetil Rekdal 83171987–2000
10 Steffen Iversen 79211998–2011

Top goalscorers

Jorgen Juve is the top male goalscorer in the history of Norway with 33 goals. JorgenJuve.jpg
Jørgen Juve is the top male goalscorer in the history of Norway with 33 goals.
1 Jørgen Juve 33450.731928–1937
2 Erling Haaland 27280.962019–present
3 Einar Gundersen 26330.791917–1928
4 Harald Hennum 25430.581949–1960
5 John Carew 24910.261998–2011
6 Ole Gunnar Solskjær 23670.341995–2007
Tore André Flo 23760.31995–2004
8 Gunnar Thoresen 22640.341946–1959
9 Steffen Iversen 21790.271998–2011
10 Joshua King 20620.322012–present
Jan Åge Fjørtoft 20710.281986–1996

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1938 Round of 1612th100112 Squad 211065
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg 1954 Did not qualify402249
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 4103315
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 4004311
Flag of England.svg 1966 6312105
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 4103413
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 6204916
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 420234
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 8224815
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 8134410
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 8224109
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 Group stage17th311111 Squad 10721255
Flag of France (lighter variant).svg 1998 Round of 1615th412155 Squad 8620212
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 Did not qualify102441214
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 12534129
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 824297
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 103341013
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 104151716
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 10532158
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determinedTo be determined
Flag of Morocco.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Spain.svg 2030
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 2034
TotalRound of 163/22823378136493354185186

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualifying record
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1960 Did not qualify200226
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg 1964 201113
Flag of Italy.svg 1968 6114914
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1972 6015518
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg 1976 6105515
Flag of Italy.svg 1980 8017520
Flag of France (lighter variant).svg 1984 612378
Flag of Germany.svg 1988 8125512
Flag of Sweden.svg 1992 833295
Flag of England.svg 1996 10622177
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2000 Group stage9th311111 Squad 10811219
Flag of Portugal.svg 2004 Did not qualify104241010
Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg 2008 127232711
Flag of Poland.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg 2012 8512107
Flag of France (lighter variant).svg 2016 126151413
Flag of Europe.svg 2020 114522013
Flag of Germany.svg 2024 83231412
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Ireland.svg 2028 To be determinedTo be determined
Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Turkey.svg 2032
TotalGroup stage1/17311111133502756181183

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
2018–19 C 3 641172Green Arrow Up Darker.svg26th
2020–21 B 1 6312127Equals-sign-blue.gif22nd
2022–23 B 4 631277Equals-sign-blue.gif24th
2024–25 B To be determined

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1908 Did not enter
Flag of Sweden.svg 1912 Quarter-finals100107 Squad
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1920 210135 Squad
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1924 Did not enter
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1928
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg 1936 Bronze medal4301104 Squad
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1948 Did not enter
Flag of Finland.svg 1952 Round of 16100114 Squad
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1956 Did not enter
Flag of Italy.svg 1960 Did not qualify
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1964 Did not enter
Flag of Mexico.svg 1968
Flag of Germany.svg 1972
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1976
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980 Qualified, but later withdrew
Flag of the United States.svg 1984 Group stage311132 Squad
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg 1988 Did not qualify
Since 1992 Olympic football has been an under-23 tournament
TotalBronze medal115151722

All-time team record

The following table shows Norway's all-time international record, correct as of 27 September 2022. [15]

Norway's all-time international record, 1908–2022
OpponentsPlayedWonDrawn*LostGFGAGD % Won
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 522165+150%
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 220031+2100%
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 3210131+1250%
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 311164+250%
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 122281024−1417%
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 641191+857%
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 110010+1100%
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 732295+443%
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 9036817−90%
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 220061+5100%
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 420253+250%
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 422085+350%
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 185581631−1528%
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon 110061+5100%
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 10100000%
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 100112-10%
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 10100000%
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 211010+150%
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 5113610−420%
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 111100284+24100%
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 5014513−80%
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 8134810−213%
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 90211554107229−12123%
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 9126815−711%
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 633072+550%
Flag of England.svg  England 162481433−1827%
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 7421165+1157%
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 4400150+15100%
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 664116918181+10062%
Flag of France.svg  France 164481624−825%
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 330061+5100%
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 152491134−2313%
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 110032+1100%
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar 220081+7100%
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 92251013−328%
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada 110021+1100%
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 110031+2100%
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 110031+2100%
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 217682636−933%
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 3420686435+2959%
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 210122050%
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1734101322−818%
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 211071+650%
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 110030+3100%
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 211060+650%
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 302134−10%
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 421154−150%
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 220020+2100%
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 12912259+1573%
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 121020304+2683%
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 6213811−333%
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 541061+580%
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 430164+266%
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 10102200%
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2156102746−1925%
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 110030+3100%
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 10102200%
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 110030+3100%
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 421143+150%
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 119022510+1582%
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 110021+1100%
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 110010+1100%
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 10102200%
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2143142660−3418%
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 11128518−139%
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 220081+7100%
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 204972130−920%
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 143741414021%
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1615101031−2116%
Flag of Saar (1947-1956).svg  Saar 201123−10%
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 4400241+23100%
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 110060+6100%
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 173681827−917%
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 100112−10%
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 411235−225%
Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003); Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro 110010+1100%
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 110052+3100%
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 330050+5100%
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 116321710+767%
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 320132+167%
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 521286+240%
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 8125412−813%
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 111262659153280−12722%
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland 218672621+538%
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 220080+8100%
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 100123−10%
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 211021+150%
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 113351514+127%
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 222022050%
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5212148+640%
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 501405−50%
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See also


  1. In the period when Egil 'Drillo' Olsen was head coach.
  2. Led the team that was dubbed "koronalandslaget", due to the entire national squad was put in quarantine

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