Women’s Soccer: Norway – France 1-1
Norway midfielder Anneli Giske considered her team “lucky” to have sealed themselves a place in the UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2009™ quarter-finals after sealing a 1-1 draw with France that booked their passage as one of the two best third-placed teams.
Lene Storløkken scored the crucial goal for Norway in Lahti, Finland on Aug. 30.
“We are very lucky to have qualified for the quarter-finals,” said Giske, whose team finished with one more point than Denmark, the third-placed side in Group A. “We tried to win this game but France are a very good team. They had lots of possession and have strong attacking players, so we’re very satisfied with the draw.”
Norway must now wait until the last round of matches in Group C to learn their opponents in the last eight, with Group A winners Finland and Group C rivals Sweden and England their potential adversaries.