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In Group F, Norway and Sweden face each other in Oslo on Tuesday evening. What can we expect from this game?
The Norwegians started the qualifying series last weekend with the most difficult of all group matches. In Valencia, the North Europeans had to take on Spain. Norway had a very difficult time and if the Spaniards had been sharper in their completion, there could have been a major defeat on the scoreboard. Now it wasn’t too bad. For a moment, Norway even dreamed of a good result, when it became 1-1 in the second half. However, a stupid foul by goalkeeper Rune Jarstein gave Norway a penalty kick. It was cashed in and Norway lost 2-1.
Remarkably, the Norwegians’ national coach is a Swede. Lars Lagerbäck spoke about the upcoming match of his team. “We are playing against a team that is not as strong as Spain,” said the national coach. “I think Norway is no worse than Sweden, and we are going for the win.” Lagerbäck could play a bit more offensive in Oslo on Tuesday than in the last games. Although the options for this are certainly not unlimited.
Sweden did win its first match in this qualification series for the European Championship. In the home match against Romania last Sunday, the Scandinavians came for a comfortable 2-0 lead before the break. In the second half, however, Sweden did not really push through, which made it difficult for a phase. Romania’s goal was not followed up, and in the final phase it was Sweden that still had the best chances. 2-1 was won.
Emil Forsberg, the midfielder of RB Leipzig, could not finish the game. He has since dropped out and returned to Germany. “It is a pity that Emil had to leave,” said national coach Janne Andersson. “But it was not entirely unexpected, since it has just returned from a long injury. Emil and I agreed that this is the best decision, “said Sweden’s national coach. Victor Lindelöf did not play against Romania, and the defender of Manchester United is also not available for the match against the Norwegians.
Norway vs Sweden head to head matches
13.06.17 FI Norway Sweden 1 : 1
08.06.15 FI Norway Sweden 0 : 0
14.08.13 FI Sweden Norway 4 : 2
08.06.05 FI Sweden Norway 2 : 3
21.01.04 FI Sweden Norway 0 : 3