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Women’s national team, Women’s national team soccer | Norway played havoc with Croatia in the playoff: – Gives no indication

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Women’s national team, Women’s national team soccer |  Norway played havoc with Croatia in the playoff: – Gives no indication

NORWAY – CROATIA 5–0 (8-0 on aggregate):

The Norwegian national team girls get to play at level A in the Nations League until next year as well, after they showed class against Croatia and won 8-0 on aggregate.

After finishing third in their group, Norway had to go into a playoff against Croatia. They finished second in their group at level B and are fighting for promotion to the highest level.

Elisabeth Terland, Sophie Román Haug (2) and Frida Maanum (2) were responsible for the scores.

Despite the fact that the results have picked up sharply since Gemma Grainger (41) took over the helm, the former national team player Solveig Gulbrandsen is not yet completely convinced.

Gulbrandsen: – Gives no indication

Grainger took over the Norwegian national team after a nightmare period under Leif Gunnar Smerud’s leadership, which resulted in only one win and possible relegation from the Nations League.

In the first two games under the Briton’s management, Norway has at times shown a concerted effort, and the result shows 8-0 after 180 minutes.

Solveig Gulbrandsen, who has 155 international matches and now works as an expert for TV 2, is still not sure that we can re-register the Norwegian soccer girls.

– This is one of the worst teams Norway has faced. It gives us a good position for next year’s Nations League, but it gives us no indication of where we stand after the new coach came in, says Gulbrandsen.

Later in the match, Gulbrandsen once again raised the issue.

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– I’m not sure what you actually get out of a match like this… Gulbrandsen begins, before Endre Olav Osnes chimes in:

– Confidence then? After all, they get a good run through of good attacking football.

– You know what I think about false confidence. Norway will face something completely different later. We have seen in the past that it doesn’t sit well when we meet better nations, so it will be exciting to see how it will continue under Grainger’s management, Gulbrandsen replies.

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The substitutes played havoc in the stars’ absence

Grainger had to manage without the team’s two big stars Ada Hegerberg and Caroline Graham Hansen, after both had to leave the field with minor injuries in the first match.

It became of little consequence when the replacements really stepped up and filled their shoes.

During the first half, Hegerberg substitute Roman Haug scored his 10th and 11th national team goals.

– Scores his 10th national team goal in 18 national team matches. It can certainly be heard, commented Osnes after the first score.

Gulbransen points out the importance of the players just outside the starting eleven also being ready to deliver:

– It is important that we train without them and, because the injury history shows that it is not always possible, Gulbrandsen points out

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