Tagged: football

Knute Rockne, college football legend

Nordmenn of American football Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American There is a statue of Knute Rockne in his hometown of Voss, the stone indicating simply “he left Norway as a small boy and became...

Vikings fans ready to “Skol, Vikings”

Another football season underway, Minnesota Vikings supporters hope for the playoffs season Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly For many Americans, the arrival of fall means more than cozy sweaters and warm drinks; it’s all...

Nordlie: Kongsvinger offer isn't good enough

Tom Nordlie led Kongsvinger to seven victories and two ties in nine games in his second term in the club. Kongsvinger and Tom Nordlie has completed talks today, and Nordlie will not be KIL-coach...

Will play Wales and North Ireland

There was no European Championship finals in Norway, Wales or Northern Ireland this year, but all are looking forward to this autumn’s World Cup qualifier. Beginning as early as February, Drillo’s men will begin...

Norway hold on for 2-1 win in Cyprus

First-half goals from John Arne Riise and John Carew made it three wins out of three for Norway in Group H. Two first-half goals ensured Norway kept up their winning start to UEFA EURO...

Let the football fever follow you

Stay on top of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, even out of TV sight If you are a football enthusiast on the move during the FIFA World Championships, fret not. You can follow the...

Hangeland seeks Fulham stay

Brede Hangeland has stressed once again that he has no intention of leaving Fulham this summer. The Norway international has been regularly linked with a move away from Craven Cottage following an excellent season...

King Olav V’s death brings eviction fear

A football club may have to vacate its home ground in Norfolk, England because of a clause in the lease linking ownership to a king of Norway who died in 1991, writes BBC. Cromer Town...

Norwegian referee smuggled out of UK after death threats

Norwegian referee Tom Henning Øvrebø was today smuggled out of Britain by police who feared for his safety because of his role in Chelsea’s exit from the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona.  Øvrebø turned...