|Nickname(s)||Gresshoppene (The Grasshoppers)|
|Association|| Football Association of Norway |
|Head coach||Martin Sjögren|
|Most caps||Hege Riise (188)|
|Top scorer||Marianne Pettersen (66)|
|Current|| 13 |
|Highest||2 (July 2003)|
|Lowest||14 (June 2018)|
(Kolding, Denmark; 7 July 1978)
(Ulefoss, Norway; 19 September 1995)
(Norrköping, Sweden; 22 August 1985)
(Foxboro, United States; 4 July 1999)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Champions (1995)|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1987 )|
|Best result||Champions (1987, 1993)|
The Norway women's national football team is controlled by the Football Association of Norway. The team is former European, World and Olympic champions and thus one of the most successful national teams. The team has had less success since the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.
The Football Association of Norway is the governing body of football in Norway. It was formed in 1902 and organises the men's and women's national teams, as well as the league systems for men and women. The current president of NFF is Terje Svendsen. By 1 January 2004, there were 1,814 clubs organized in Norway and 373,532 registered players. It is the largest sports federation in Norway.
The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup competition, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It was held from 26 June to 17 July 2011 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in October 2007. Japan won the final against the United States on a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 draw after extra time and became the first Asian team to win a senior FIFA World Cup.
Norway women's national football team emerged in 1978 for the Nordic Championship tournament, which was relatively early for Western Europe, but late for the Nordic countries, beating only Iceland. Having little culture for official clubs and a series system, Norway had a lot to do to catch up to especially Sweden and Denmark. Their early history therefore consisted of losing to their neighbours and eventually beating Northern Ireland for their first ever win.
1978 Women's Nordic Football Championship was the fifth edition of the Women's Nordic Football Championship tournament. It was held from 7 July to 9 July in Denmark. This was the first time as Norway joined the tournament.
The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football. It is currently ranked as the 19th best national team in the world by FIFA as of June 2018. On October 30, 2008, the national team qualified to the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, the first major football tournament Iceland take part in, having previously competed in the 1995 UEFA Women's Championship which was a home and away knockout competition. At the 2013 UEFA Women's Championship they've taken their first point in a major championship, following a draw against Norway in the opening game.
Sweden women's national football team won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, one World Cup-silver (2003), as well as three European Championship-silvers. The team has participated in six Olympic Games, seven World Cups, as well as nine European Championships. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Eventually, Norway marked themselves as one of the better countries in Europe, if inferior to their Nordic neighbours.They beat England, France and Switzerland. In the first qualification for the European Competition for Representative Women's Teams (later renamed UEFA Women's Championship), Norway played opposite Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Norway lost both matches against Sweden, but beat Finland over both matches. A surprising home draw against Iceland mattered little, Norway took the second spot in a qualification where only the best teams qualified. Sweden later won the Euros.
The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA). England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, England is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.
The French women's national football team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.
The Switzerland women's national football team represents Switzerland in international women's football. The team played its first match in 1972.
Norway seemed to have problems with Sweden, and they lost 0–5, their biggest loss to date (if repeated later) shortly afterwards. Compared to other teams, however, Norway improved, and they beat Denmark and West Germany in the qualification for the 1987 Euros. The Euros, consisting as the men's Euros had been until 1980 of two semi finals and a final played in one of the countries qualified for it. In this case, Norway was the host for the four matches. Norway beat Italy in the semifinals and met Sweden in the finals. The finals was the first time Norway beat Sweden in a match, as Norway won 2–1. This made the national football team the first Norwegian sports team ever to have won anything, eleven years ahead of the Norway women's national handball team.
The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).
The qualification for the 1987 European Competition for Women's Football was held between September 26, 1984 & October 12, 1986. The first-placed teams qualified.
The Italy women's national football team represents Italy in international women's football at the senior level. The team is governed by the Italian Football Federation.
Norway continued to win the next year as they beat Sweden again in a final in an invitational and unofficial world cup in China. In the 1989 Euros Norway made the finals against West Germany, but this time lost 1–4. After that loss the coaches resigned, leaving the helm to Even Pellerud. Pellerud saw Norway progress to the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. Before the first official world cup, Norway made it to the fourth (and Norway's third in a row) final of the Euros, where Norway again met Germany. Germany won in extra time. In the World cup Norway made it to the semifinals, where they lost to the USA.
The 1989 European Competition for Women's Football took place in West Germany. It was won by the hosts in a final against defending champions Norway. Again, the competition began with four qualifying groups, but this time the top two countries qualified for a home-and-away quarter final, before the four winners entered the semi-finals in the host nation.
Even Jostein Pellerud is a Norwegian football coach and former player.
The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup was the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It took place in Guangdong, China from 16 to 30 November 1991. FIFA, football's international governing body selected China as host nation as Guangdong had hosted a prototype world championship three years earlier, the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament. Matches were played in the state capital, Guangzhou, as well as in Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan. The competition was sponsored by Mars, Incorporated. With FIFA still reluctant to bestow their "World Cup" brand, the tournament was officially known as the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup.
Following that, Pellerud led the team to the 1993 Euros. Norway beat Denmark in the semifinals and Italy in the finals, winning their second Euros. Norway followed up with winning the 1994 Algarve Cup, the first ever to be arranged. The focus the next year was the World Cup and its antecedent Euros, which also functioned as a qualifier for the World Cup. Norway met Italy already in the quarter finals, and won it. Sweden managed to come back and thrash Norway in the second semifinal in Sweden, winning 5–7 after two matches. Norway was still qualified for the World Cup.
The 1994 Algarve Cup was the inaugural edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 16 and 20 March 1994 in Portugal with Norway winning the event, defeating the USA, 1-0 in the final game.Sweden ended up third defeating Denmark, 1-0, in the game for third prize.
The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, the second edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in Sweden and won by Norway. The tournament featured 12 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams and two best third-ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Råsunda Stadium on 18 June 1995.
The 1995 World cup in Sweden is part of Norwegian sports heritage. Norway won all their matches in the group stage, and continued to meet an unconvincing Denmark in the quarter finals. Norway was up 3–0 with five minutes to go, and while conceding a goal a minute later, Norway was never threatened. The next encounter for Norway was the USA, and in a close match, USA could never respond to an early goal by Ann Kristin Aarønes, and the USA lost their first official international tournament. Norway met Germany in the finals. Having lost two Euro finals, Norway were not among the favourites, but they defeated Germany by two goals scored within the space of four minutes, becoming world champions. Pellerud resigned shortly afterwards.
From the first women's football in the Olympic Games, it was considered equal with the world cup in rank. Norway qualified as a matter of course because of their win in the World Cup. Norway drew with Brazil, and beat Germany and Japan, proceeding to the semi finals. There they lost to the USA after extra time, but won the bronze medal after defeating Brazil.
The 1997 Euros turned out to be a big disappointment for the ruling world champions at home, and Norway only made it to the semi finals. This was the last time the two-year gap was used, making it easier to focus on the two competitions separately. Norway eased through to the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they beat all their opposition in the group stage. They met Sweden in the quarter finals, proving that now Norway had the upper hand by beating them 3–1. Surprisingly, Norway lost heavily to China, who won 5–0, thus equaling the embarrassment Sweden defeated Norway some 13 years earlier. In the bronze final, Norway lost to Brazil on penalties in front of a record 90,185 spectators.
Norway was not among the biggest favourites to win the Sydney Olympics. They started off losing to the USA, but picked up nicely by beating Nigeria and China, the latter by one goal. In the semi finals Norway beat Germany with a lucky own goal by Tina Wunderlich after Germany pressed the Norwegians for the better part of the match. The final saw Norway against heavy favourites USA in an even match. Tiffeny Milbrett took the lead for the USA, but Norway equaled the score by Gro Espeseth and kept USA in the game with a good keeper in Bente Nordby. Norway took the lead in the match via a header by Ragnhild Gulbrandsen, but Milbrett scored in stoppage time to prolong the match to extra time with golden goal. Norway scored the winner in what seemed like a handball.The coach Per-Mathias Høgmo quit after achieving this feat.
Åge Steen took over as coach, but under his tutelage, things went from top to mediocre. In the 2001 Euros Norway's play was lackluster, and while making it to the semi finals thanks to the French national team, Norway lost clearly to Germany. In the 2003 World Cup Norway disappointed with a fumbling 1–4 to Brazil in the group stage before losing to USA in the quarter finals. As Greece was arranging the 2004 Summer Olympics, there were only two additional spots for European teams, and Sweden and Germany, who both proceeded to the finals, took them. Steen continued for another year, as stipulated by his contract, but was replaced in late 2004.
Under the new coach, Bjarne Berntsen, Norway took things up a notch by reaching the final of the 2005 Euros with a classic 3–2 win over Sweden in extra time in the semifinal. Again Germany defeated Norway to win the championship. Norway continued to achieve reasonable results except in the Algarve Cup where the results started to slip.
Despite this Norway qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China. They drew with Australia and narrowly beat Canada, and then a 7–2 win over Ghana took them to the top of their group. Norway then progressed further by beating China 1–0, but lost 0–3 to Germany in the semifinal. In the bronze final Norway lost 1–4 to the USA to finish in fourth place in the World Cup, which qualified them to enter the Beijing Olympics. Norway's top scorer Ragnhild Gulbrandsen was awarded the Bronze Boot behind Marta of Brazil and Abby Wambach of the United States.
From there Berntsen's fortunes began to wane. First he was criticized for telling Lise Klaveness that she had no future in the national team under him, at 01.00 at Oslo airport as they were arriving back from China, a gross error that he later admitted. Then in the 2008 Olympics Norway first impressively beat USA, then lost to Japan 1–5 and went out in the quarter finals against Brazil. In October 2008, five players refused to play in the National Team, making comments that implied that playing under Berntsen was too much of a burden, which led to a media outcry. With a reduced team, and also after some less controversial resignations, Norway produced a relatively good result at the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship by beating Sweden 3–1 in the quarter-finals, even with an embarrassing 0–4 against Germany and a modest 1–0 against Iceland and 1–1 against France. After the championship, Berntsen's contract ended.
Eli Landsem, the first woman coach and the first coach with experience of coaching women's football, took over at the end of 2009. Under her some of the players who had previously elected not to play returned. Landsem produced acceptable results and the team qualified to play in the 2011 FIFA World Cup after winning all but one of the matches in their qualification group. However Norway failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in its history after losing to Brazil (0–3) and Australia (1–2).As a result, they also failed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The next task was qualification to the 2013 European Cup competition, with Norway in Group 3 with Iceland, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Hungary and Bulgaria. The campaign began badly with 3–1 losses to Iceland and 64th-ranked Northern Ireland, but in 2012 the position was recovered with wins in the last six matches, and Norway finished top of Group 3 with eight wins from ten matches.They later went on to finish as runners-up in the finals in Sweden.
At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Norway was drawn into a group with Germany, Thailand and the Ivory Coast. Norway performed well in the group stage, as the team beat Thailand 4–0 and the Ivory Coast 3–1. They drew 1–1 draw against former Champions Germany. Norway would lose 2–1 in the round of sixteen to England. England went on to win the bronze medal.
On December 16, 2016 Martin Sjögren was introduced as the new coach of Norway. He had previous coaching experience in the Damallsvenskan with Linköpings and LdB FC Malmö.
Norway qualified for Euro 2017 without losing a game. They were drawn into Group A alongside the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. Norway was the highest ranked team in Group A, and were predicted by many to win the group. They ended up being one of the biggest disappointments of the tournament as they lost all 3 group games without scoring a goal.
On September 9, 2017 Norway striker and 2016 UEFA Women's Player of the Year Ada Hegerberg announced she was taking a break from international duty, and was unsure when or if she would return.
On October 7, 2017 the Norway Football Association announced that Norway's male and female players would receive equal financial compensation, with the men making a contribution to the women's team. This equalled nearly a fifty percent increase in compensation for the women.
On September 4, 2018 Norway defeated the Netherlands 2–1 in their final group game of UEFA World Cup Qualifying. As a result Norway won qualifying Group 3 and secured an automatic berth in the 2019 World Cup, while the Netherlands who won Euro 2017 were forced to go to the play-off.
|Round of 16||4||2||1||1||9||4|
|Did Not Qualify|
|Did Not Qualify|
|Did Not Qualify|
|1984||Did not qualify||–||–||–||–||–||–|
The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.
|did not enter|
|18 January 2018 Friendly|| Norway ||3–0||Cartagena, Spain|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: La Manga Stadium|
|23 January 2018 Friendly|| Norway ||2–1||Cartagena, Spain|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: La Manga Stadium|
|28 February 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GS|| Australia ||4–3||Albufeira, Portugal|
|18:30||Report||Stadium: Albufeira Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
|2 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GS|| China PR ||0–2||Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal|
|15:00||Report||Stadium: VRS António Sports Complex|
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
|5 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GS|| Portugal ||2–0||Algarve, Portugal|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve |
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
|7 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup 7P|| South Korea ||Abandoned||Albufeira, Portugal|
|18:30||Report||Stadium: Albufeira Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)
|Note: The seventh place game was suspended during the second half with a score of 0–0, due to heavy rain and adverse weather conditions.|
|10 April 2018 2019 World Cup Q GS|| Northern Ireland ||0–3||Portadown, Northern Ireland|
|20:30||Report||Stadium: Shamrock Park |
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
|8 June 2018 2019 World Cup Q GS|| Republic of Ireland ||0–2||Dublin, Ireland|
|18:30||Report||Stadium: Tallaght Stadium |
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
|12 June 2018 2019 World Cup Q GS|| Norway ||1–0||Stavanger, Norway|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: Viking Stadion |
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
|31 August 2018 2019 World Cup Q GS|| Slovakia ||0–4||Senec, Slovakia|
|20:00||Report||Stadium: NTC Senec |
Referee: Valentina Finzi (Italy)
|5 September 2018 2019 World Cup Q GS|| Norway ||2–1||Oslo, Norway|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Intility Arena |
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
|4 October 2018 Friendly|| Sweden ||2–1||Staré Město, Czech Republic|
|19:45||Report||Stadium: Stadion Širůch |
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
|17 January 2019 Friendly|| Scotland ||1–3||Cartagena, Spain|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: La Manga Stadium |
Referee: Marta Frías (Spain)
|22 January 2019 Friendly|| Canada ||1–0||Cartagena, Spain|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: La Manga Stadium|
|8 June 2019 2019 Women's World Cup – GS|| Norway ||v||Reims, France|
|Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune|
The following players were named to the roster for friendly games against
Head coach: Martin Sjögren
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Ingrid Hjelmseth||10 April 1980||127||0|
|12||GK||Cecilie Fiskerstrand||20 March 1996||18||0|
|23||GK||Aurora Mikalsen||21 March 1996||0||0|
|2||DF||Ingrid Moe Wold||29 January 1990||55||3|
|3||DF||Maria Thorisdottir||5 June 1993||31||1|
|6||DF||Maren Mjelde (Captain)||6 November 1989||132||19|
|15||DF||Kristine Bjørdal Leine||6 August 1996||5||0|
|19||DF||Marit Lund||7 November 1997||0||0|
|5||MF||Synne Skinnes Hansen||12 August 1995||8||0|
|8||MF||Vilde Risa||13 July 1995||11||1|
|10||MF||Caroline Graham Hansen||18 February 1995||65||22|
|14||MF||Ingrid Syrstad Engen||29 April 1998||8||2|
|16||MF||Guro Reiten||26 July 1994||30||5|
|17||MF||Kristine Minde||8 August 1992||92||9|
|18||MF||Frida Leonhardsen Maanum||16 July 1999||16||0|
|21||MF||Emilie Nautnes||13 January 1999||0||0|
|9||FW||Isabell Herlovsen||23 June 1988||121||55|
|11||FW||Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland||19 September 1992||35||10|
|13||FW||Therese Sessy Åsland||26 August 1995||0||0|
|20||FW||Emilie Haavi||16 June 1992||74||15|
|22||FW||Sophie Haug||4 June 1999||0||0|
The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.
This list may be incomplete.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Oda Maria Hove Bogstad||24 April 1996||0||0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|DF||Nora Holstad Berge RET||26 March 1987||69||2||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|DF||Stine Pettersen Reinås||15 July 1994||8||1||2018 Algarve Cup|
|DF||Ina Gausdal||21 March 1991||4||1||2018 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Tuva Hansen||4 August 1997||2||0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|MF||Andrine Hegerberg||6 June 1993||25||1||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|MF||Ingvild Isaksen||10 February 1989||60||3||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|FW||Ada Hegerberg||10 July 1995||66||38||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|FW||Elise Thorsnes||14 August 1988||115||19||v. |
|FW||Synne Jensen||15 February 1996||22||2||2018 Algarve Cup|
Most capped players
|Competition||Stage||Result||Opponent||Position / Notes|
|1984 EC QS||GS: Gr.1||2–2 1–0|
|0–2 1–2||2 / 4|
|1987 EC QS||GS: Gr.1||0–0 2–0|
|2–2 5–2||1 / 4|
|1989 EC QS||GS: Gr.3||3–3 0–2|
|2–0 3–1||2 / 4|
|1991 EC QS||GS: Gr.3||1–0 4–0|
|2–0 0–0||1 / 4|
|SF||0–0 (8–7 p)|
|2–1||2 / 4|
|1993 EC QS||GS: Gr.1||10–0 6–0|
|0–0 8–0||1 / 3|
|1995 EC QS||GS: Gr.1||6–1 9–0|
|2–2 4–0||1 / 4|
|7–0||1 / 4|
|4–0||1 / 4|
|1997 EC QS||GS: Gr.1 (Class A)||17–0 4–0|
|2–0 7–0||1 / 4|
|0–2||3 / 4|
|1999 WC QS||GS: Gr.3 (Class A)||6–1 0–0|
|2–1 2–0||1 / 4|
|4–0||1 / 4|
|3P||0–0 (4–5 p)|
|2–1||2 / 4|
|2001 EC QS||GS: Gr.2 (Class A)||4–0 1–0|
|3–0 8–0||1 / 4|
|0–1||2 / 4|
|2003 WC QS||GS: Gr.1 (Class A)||4–0 1–1|
|3–0 3–1||1 / 4|
|7–1||2 / 4|
|2005 EC QS||GS: Gr.2 (Class A)||6–0 6–1|
|2–0 2–0||2 / 5|
|5–3||2 / 4|
|2007 WC QS||GS: Gr.1 (Class A)||4–1 1–1|
|3–0 4–0||1 / 5|
|7–2||1 / 4|
|1–5||2 / 4|
|2009 EC QS||GS: Gr.6||3–0 7–0|
|3–0 3–0||1 / 5|
|1–1||3 / 4|
|2011 WC QS||GS: Gr.2||3–0 2–2|
|5–0 3–0||1 / 5|
|1–2||3 / 4|
|2013 EC QS||GS: Gr.3||1–3 2–1|
|3–0 11–0||1 / 6|
|1–0||1 / 4|
|2015 WC QS||GS: Gr.5||4–1 2–1|
|2–0 2–0||1 / 6|
|3–1||2 / 4|
|Round of 16||1–2|
|2017 EC QS||GS: Gr.8||1–0 2–2|
|4–0 2–0||1 / 5|
|0–1||4 / 4|
The Sweden national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Friends Arena in Stockholm and the team is coached by Janne Andersson. From 1945 to late 1950s, they were considered one of the greatest teams in Europe.
The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.
The Bulgaria national football team is an association football team of Bulgaria. It is fielded by the Bulgarian Football Union, a member association of UEFA. The team's home stadium is the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia and Petar Hubchev is the current national manager. Their best achievements are – reaching the FIFA World Cup semi-finals in 1994, reaching the Summer Olympics final in 1968, quarter-finals at the UEFA Euro 1968, along with winning four Balkan Cup titles. Although defeating strong top ranked teams in many international friendlies throughout the years, the team's strength has slowly fallen. In result, Bulgaria has failed to qualify for any major tournament since 2004.
The Iceland men's national football team represents Iceland in international football. The team is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland.
The Canada women's national soccer team is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
Solveig Ingersdatter Gulbrandsen is a Norwegian footballer currently playing for Kolbotn of the Toppserien. At club level she has previously represented Kolbotn, FC Gold Pride, Vålerenga Fotball Damer and Stabæk. With the Norwegian national team Gulbrandsen accrued 183 caps, scored 55 goals and won the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Bjarne Berntsen is a Norwegian football coach and former player. He is currently the manager of Eliteserien club Viking.
The Netherlands women's national football team is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.
The Russia women's national football team represents Russia in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Football Union of Russia and affiliated with UEFA. Vera Pauw replaced Igor Shalimov as coach of the team in April 2011.
The Spain women's national football team represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.
Ingrid Hjelmseth is a Norwegian football goalkeeper.
Marit Helene Fiane Grødum is a Norwegian football central back. Christensen married Øystein Grødum on 31 August 2013 and changed her name to Marit Helene Fiane Grødum. She currently plays for Amazon Grimstad of Norway's Toppserien league. She is member of the Norwegian national team, having made her debut for the senior team on 16 March 2003, in a match against the United States.
Fanndís Friðriksdóttir is an Icelandic football player who plays as a left winger for Valur in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild kvenna, and currently for Australian club Adelaide United for the 2018–19 W-League season. She spent the 2017-2018 season with Olympique de Marseille in the French Division 1 Féminine and has previously played in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna for Breiðablik and the Norwegian Toppserien for Kolbotn and Arna-Bjørnar. Fanndís has been a part of the Iceland's national team since 2009 and represented her country at the 2009, 2013 and 2017 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship.
Maren Nævdal Mjelde is a Norwegian international footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Norway national team. She previously played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Swedish Damallsvenskan, Turbine Potsdam of the Frauen-Bundesliga and both Arna-Bjørnar and Avaldsnes IL of the Norweigen Toppserien. Her elder brother, Erik Mjelde, is a footballer with Sandefjord Fotball.
Kristine Minde is a Norwegian footballer who plays for VfL Wolfsburg of the German Frauen-Bundesliga, having previously played for Arna-Bjørnar in her native Norway. She has represented the Norway women's national football team since 2011 and featured at the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups, as well as UEFA Women's Euro 2013. In November 2013 she got married and took her husband's name, becoming Kristine Minde.
1991 United States
| World Champions |
1995 (first title)
1999 United States
1996 United States
| Olympic Champions |
2000 (first title)
2004 United States
| European Champions |
1987 (first title)
1989 West Germany
| European Champions |
1993 (second title)