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 Third participation in World Cup
 Won bronze medal at 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
 Played in the European Nations championship in 1996

First-Round Schedule

Day, Time (EDT) Opponent Site TV
Wednesday, June 10, 3 p.m. Morocco Montpellier ESPN
Tuesday, June 16, 11:30 a.m.Scotland Bordeaux ESPN2
Tuesday, June 23, 3 p.m.Brazil Marseille ESPN

Complete First-Round Schedule

Tentative Roster

Pos. Name Age Club
GKThomas Myhre24Everton
GKThomas Gill32MSV Duisberg
GKEspen Baardsen20Tottenham Hotspur
DHenning Berg28Manchester United
DDan Eggen28Celta Vigo
DGunnar Halle32Leeds United
DRonny Johnsen28Manchester United
DVegard Heggem22Rosenborg Trondheim
DStig Bjornebye28Liverpool
DErik Hoftun29Rosenborg
MJostein Flo33Stromsgodset
MJahn Jakobsen32Rosenborg
MOyvind Leonhardsen27Liverpool
MErik Mykland26Panathinaikos
MKjetil Rekdal29Hertha Berlin
MStale Solbakken30Wimbledon
MRoar Strand28Rosenborg Trondheim
FOle Solskjaer25Manchester United
FEgil Ostenstad26Southampton
FHavard Flo28Werder Bremen
FTore Andre Flo24Chelsea
FVidar Riseth26Lask Linz

Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
6 0 2 21 2
How Qualified: First place in UEFA Group 3
Sept. 10, 1997Norway 5, Switzerland 0
Sept. 6, 1997 Azerbaijan 0, Norway 1
Aug. 20, 1997 Finland 0, Norway 4
June 8, 1997 Hungary 1, Norway 1
April 30, 1997 Norway 1, Finland 1
Nov. 10, 1996 Switzerland 0, Norway 1
Oct. 9, 1996 Norway 3, Hungary 0
June 2, 1996 Norway 5, Azerbaijan 0

Facts and Figures

Location: Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden
Population: 4.3 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Oslo
Comparative area: Slightly larger than New Mexico
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 87.8 percent (state church), other Protestant and Roman Catholic 3.8 percent, none 3.2 percent, unknown 5.2 percent (1980)
Landscape: Long, narrow kingdom; northern third lies above the Arctic Circle and is called "Land of the Midnight Sun" because it has long periods every summer when the sun shines 24 hours a day; terrain is glaciated; mostly high plateaus and rugged mountains broken by fertile valleys; coastline deeply indented by fjords

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