Tagged: John Arne Riise

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...

Norway 2-1 Macedonia: Second spot claimed

Norway secured second place in Group Nine and put themselves in with a chance of a play-off spot for the 2010 World Cup when they beat Macedonia 2-1 at home in their final group...

Soccer: Norway’s World Cup chances nearly gone

Norway’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup were damaged on Sept. 5, when they drew 1-1 away to Group Nine bottom team Iceland, reports Reuters. After several early chances for both sides,...

Soccer: Highlights from Norway – Scotland 4-0

Norway wins over Scotland at  in Oslo on August 12. 24,000 fans showed up to watch this vital World Cup qualifier on Wednesday evening. Now Norway might make a late run and bag a FIFA World Cup spot...

Norway coach vows to attack Scots

Egil Olsen has promised an attacking approach against Scotland on 12 August in Oslo as he tries to salvage Norway’s World Cup qualification hopes. Norway, who sit bottom of Group Nine, need a victory...

Fraud trail of Riise’s former agent begins

The fraud trial of Roma defender John Arne Riise’s former agent has started in southern Norway. Einar Baardsen, who is charged with swindling Riise of 12 million kroner ($2 million) between 2001 and 2005...

Norway coach vows to attack Scots

Egil Olsen has promised an attacking approach against Scotland on 12 August in Oslo as he tries to salvage Norway’s World Cup qualification hopes. Norway, who sit bottom of Group Nine, need a victory...

Soccer: Norway wins 3-2 in friendly against Finland

Morten Gamst Pedersen from Vadsø, Finnmark scored an injury-time winning goal today (April 1) to give Norway a 3-2 victory over Finland in a friendly at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo. John Arne Riise, who currently is playing...

Egil Olsen Names Norway Squad For South Africa Friendly

Norway have named an 18-man squad for next week’s friendly international against Bafana Bafana, including the former Liverpool star John Arne Riise, now playing at Roma in Italy’s Serie A. But they will be...