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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2011, 09:55:44 PM »
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http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/A-kvinner/2011/Norge---England/

Norges lag (4-4-2): Ingrid Hjelmseth - Hedda Strand Gardsjord (Ingrid Ryland 70.min), Trine Rønning (46.min Runa Vikestad) , Nora Holstad Berge (Marita Skammelsrud Lund 80.min), Guro Knutsen Mienna (Anja Sønstevold 70.min) - Leni Larsen Kaurin (Kristine Hegland (70.min), Lisa-Marie Woods (Gry Tofte Ims 70.min), Lene Storløkken (Madeleine Giske 70.min), Cathrine Dekkerhus (Siri Nordeide Grønli 70.min) - Lise Klaveness (Ingrid Camilla Fosse Sæthre 70.min), Isabell Herlovsen (Cecilie Pedersen 70.min).
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2011, 10:53:23 AM »
Norway delivered a good defensive match in Saturday's 0-0 draw with England at La Manga.  The starting eleven was completely changed from Friday's 4-0 win over Netherlands so that trainer Eli Landsem could see as many as possible playing.

"It was a very good run-through by us.  We allowed two or three goal chances but we produced more chances ourselves.  We were a little imprecise, but the more matches we have at this level the better we will be", said the trainer.

She thinks Saturday's opponents were much tougher than Friday's, and so she was very pleased with the performance.  "We were aggressive, tight and tough.  We tried to play the ball.  Many of the players showed they want to stay".

Landsem took a large squad to La Manga to see as many players as possible.  So far she thinks it has worked well.  "So far it has been good.  We tried all the players.  We have tried to play out.  Now we will fine-tune what we have done until we go home on Saturday", she said.

The players will return to their clubs before they meet again at the end of February for the Algarve Cup in Portugal.  Also the Under-19 and Under-23 teams will play international matches at La Manga.  "We will have to discuss with Jarl [Torske] which of the younger players will play in which team.  It's important that they all have good international experience.  It's better to play in the U-23s rather than sit on the bench with us", said Eli Landsem.      

Norway-England 0-0, La Manga, January 21 2010.

Norway (4-4-2) starters:
Ingrid Hjelmseth -
Hedda Strand Gardsjord, Trine Rønning, Nora Holstad Berge, Guro Knutsen Mienna -
Leni Larsen Kaurin, Lisa-Marie Woods, Lene Storløkken, Cathrine Dekkerhus -
Lise Klaveness, Isabell Herlovsen.

Norway (4-4-2) substitute team (mostly after 70 minutes):
Ingrid Hjelmseth -
Ingrid Ryland, Runa Vikestad (46), Marita Skammelsrud Lund (80), Anja Sønstevold -
Kristine Hegland, Gry Tofte Ims, Madeleine Giske, Siri Nordeide Grønli -
Ingrid Camilla Fosse Sæthre, Cecilie Pedersen.

Highlights will be on NFF-TV soon.

Note: this was an unofficial training match that does not contribute to the official statistics.

Erlend Marius Aas http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/A-kvinner/2011/Norge---England/
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2011, 10:59:35 AM »
We have had some good training and two matches against Netherlands and England so far.  Because we have a large squad we have been split into two teams, and my team started the Netherlands match.  We played 60 minutes and then the other team came in for the last 30 minutes.  It was 4-0 at the end, which we were obviously pleased with.  In the England match the other team started, and mine were the substitutes, and we had a good 0-0 draw.

Tomorrow [Saturday] we will have recovery training and the rest of the day off.  On Sunday there will be two sessions, and on Monday one training session and an internal training match, before we get on the plane again to go home on Tuesday.

The pitches here at La Manga are not known for the highest quality, but we are here so early in the year the pitches are near-perfect.

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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2011, 02:59:36 PM »
Ingrid Camilla Fosse Sæthre left La Manga yesterday. I suppose she had to go back to work, and that she's not injured. She was picked just a few days before they went to La Mangas, so I suppose it was difficult to take more days off work.

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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2011, 04:42:51 PM »
According to Erlend who wrote the NFF articles, no video has arrived for the Norway England match so it seems we won't have any highlights after all :(
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2011, 04:45:31 PM »
According to Erlend who wrote the NFF articles, no video has arrived for the Norway England match so it seems we won't have any highlights after all :(
Embargo by the England FA probably ;)

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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2011, 04:48:13 PM »
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Surgery for Stensland
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2011, 10:56:54 PM »
Norway's captain Ingvild Stensland is to have an operation for a prolapsed disc, but she is still hoping to play at the World Cup.  "Obviously it's tedious not being able to play for my club Lyon, but I am an optimist when it comes to the World Cup", she said.

She has been plagued by back trouble and has not played football for eight weeks.  Now she will travel home to Norway for the surgery.   The hope is that Stensland could be back on the football field at the beginning of April which would give her time to come into form for the tournament in Germany.

Norway is scheduled to meet Equatorial Guinea in their first group match on June 29.

http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/kvinner/artikkel.php?artid=10021533
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Algarve Cup squad
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2011, 07:39:04 PM »
Eli Landsem's squad for the Algarve Cup was announced today.  The team will meet Finland, USA and Japan in the Cup between February 26 and March 10.

Ingrid Hjelmseth  -  Stabæk
Erika Espeseth Skarbø  -  Arna-Bjørnar
Lisa-Marie Woods  -  Fortuna Hjørring
Maren Mjelde  -  Arna-Bjørnar
Hedda Strand Gardsjord  -  Røa
Lene Mykjåland  -  Røa                  
Leni Larsen Kaurin  -  Wolfsburg
Guro Knutsen Mienna  -  Røa
Gry Tofte Ims  -  Klepp
Trine Rønning  -  Stabæk
Lene Storløkken  -  LSK Kvinner
Lise Klaveness  -  Stabæk
Isabell Herlovsen  - LSK Kvinner
Elise Thorsnes  -  Røa                  
Cecilie Pedersen  -  Avaldsnes
Lindy Melissa Wiik  - Stabæk
Runa Vikestad  - Kolbotn
Madeleine Giske  - Arna-Bjørnar
Ingrid Ryland  - Arna-Bjørnar
Nora Holstad Berge  - Linköping
Caroline Knutsen  - Røa  

Matches:
2. March: Norge - Finland
4. March: USA - Norge
7. March: Norge - Japan
9. March: Eventual Final.

http://www.fotballmagasinet.no/?mode=news&id=23525

Players' statistics: http://www.fotball.no/Documents/PDF/2011/Landslag/UttakKvinnelandslaget_Algarve_2011.pdf?epslanguage=en

The squad is not short of captains - Erika Skarbø (Arna-Bjørnar), Lisa Woods (Norway U-19), Maren Mjelde (Norway U-19), Gry Tofte Ims (Klepp), Trine Rønning (Kolbotn), Lene Storløkken (LSK Kvinner), Runa Vikestad (Kolbotn) and Nora Holstad Berge (Norway U-23), but I guess Trine Rønning will wear the armband this time while Ingvild Stensland is out getting her back fixed.
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Stensland prepared to end career
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2011, 01:05:22 AM »
Ingvild Stensland is focussing full-time on being well, but is prepared for her body to say 'no' to top football after her back operation.

"Back problems are not good.  I hope and believe I can come back fully, but if the body says no it will be easy to take the decision to retire from top football.  I will have the back with me for the rest of my life", said Stensland to fvn.no on the phone from Oslo.

Back pain stopped Stensland playing for her French club Lyon, and it ended on the operating table on February 10 when she had surgery for prolapsed (slipped) discs.

"Are you afraid you will have to retire?" - "No, my focus is on becoming well", said Stensland.

The former national team captain is up and about, but has not started training.  Now she is excited to see how her body will react to training when she starts in two to three weeks.  "This operation was described as successful but it's difficult to see how it has gone and how long it will take before I am back", she said.

The aim is to play for Lyon in the last part of the season in France which ends on May 30, and then play in the World Cup in Germany.  "That's the plan but first the aim is to be totally well, and we'll have to see how long that takes", said Ingvild Stensland.    

Kristian Fjeldstad http://fotball.bt.no/kvinner/article193243.ece
Video interview in English: http://www.fotball.no/VideoTV/NFF-TV/
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2011, 10:01:59 PM »
Norway is looking forward to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  Twelve young players have been picked out for 'Project OL 2016'.  The project also looks forward to next year's Olympics in London.

"This singles out the players who we think can become good national team players.  They will be followed up closely and trained in a way that we hope will contribute to their development.  It's an extra guarantee of quality", said the project's director Monica Knudsen.

The NFF has had similar projects in the past.  Knudsen herself was one of those selected back in 1996, and eventually played 87 international matches*.  From the last intake Cecilie Pedersen and Emilie Haavi have already stepped up into the senior national team.

"Players are coming into the national team system perhaps earlier than before.  Many who have been in the project have gone all the way up into the A-team.  This is good way to work", said Knudsen.

There are now twelve who have been selected but there is still room for another two.  The project spans ages from 16 to 21.  "The players are selected after evaluation by Jarl Torske and Eli Landsem, who look at their performances over time and consider their potential.  They look at things like physique and basic skills", said Knudsen.  "If there are other players we feel are good enough, we are flexible".

The players receive an extra stipend and are followed up closely in their clubs as well as in their general health.  Most of them play in national youth teams.  Some will also be invited to A-team meetings.  "Some were there in January, but there won't be any more before the World Cup.  When qualification starts again in the autumn some players from the group will be invited again", said Monica Knudsen.

Players selected:
Ane Fimreite      Avaldsnes      1993
Siri Ervik         Asker         1995
Caroline G. Hansen   Stabæk      1995
Ada S. Hegerberg      Kolbotn      1995
Julie Heggedal      LSK         1995
Anja Sønstevold      Kolbotn      1992
Cathrine Dekkerhus   Stabæk      1992
Kristine Hegland      Arna-Bjørnar   1992
Melissa Bjånesøy      Sandviken      1992
Andrine S. Hegerberg   Kolbotn      1993
Tina Algrøy         Arna-Bjørnar   1990
June Tårnes      Røa         1990  

Erlend Marius Aas http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/A-kvinner/2011/Satser-pa-fremtidens-landslagsspillere/

*Note: Midfield for the Final at the Sydney Olympics, 2000: Solveig Gulbrandsen (Unni Lehn 34), Hege Riise, Monica Knudsen (Christine Bøe Jensen 90), Margunn Haugenes.
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2011, 10:44:48 PM »
Good translation. Quick comment, though. The article has described Fimreite as a Kaupanger player, while you say Avaldsnes. Is Avaldsnes correct?

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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2011, 11:27:49 PM »
Yes, ok well I think this is the NFF being slow with players' clubs, because Avaldsnes has described her as 'vår ny keeper':  http://idrett.speaker.no/organisation.asp?WCI=wiKlubbKassaNews&WCU=1109898&CatId=24222 which (when I checked) also says she is formally still a Kaupanger player for a couple of weeks.  So maybe I was too quick this time :)  . . I wonder how they tempted her away from Kaupanger??  ;D
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2011, 07:29:22 AM »
I shudder to ask. Also, strange that Emilie Haavi is out of the list. Perhaps because she's in the current WNT?

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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2011, 10:38:51 AM »
She is a former member, according to the article.
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2011, 01:57:33 PM »
Eli Landsem is aiming high in the Algarve Cup in matches against Finland, USA and Japan.

Norway has not won the Algarve Cup aince 1998, but now the team chief and her assistant Hans Knutsen want a new triumph in Portugal.  "The squad is 21 players, and we will use all of them in the tournament.  But even if we don't have the top team in every match it's still possible to win.  If we are to take a medal in the World Cup we need to set high targets in the preparation as well", said Landsem.

The squad travelled to the Algarve on Saturday afternoon.  On Sunday there were two training sessions in the sun with the temperature at 18 degrees.  The matches in Portugal are an important part of the World Cup preparation, and the opponents are not easy.  Finland await for Wednesday's match.  Competition for a place in Norway's team is hard.

"We have candidates for the World Cup squad in the Under-19s and Under-23 as well.  Some were possibilities for this squad but it's most important that they have top international competition at La Manga, rather than sit on the bench with the seniors", said the trainer.  She considers USA as the big favourites to win the Algarve Cup, since World-Cup favourites Germany are not there.

Wednesday's opponents Finland are not qualified for the World Cup, but went to the intermediate round after the group stage two years ago.  Japan eliminated China on the way to the World Cup and are a team at full speed ahead.

2. March: Norge - Finland
4. March: USA - Norge
7. March: Norge - Japan
9. March: Eventuell finale

Svein Graff http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/A-kvinner/2011/Vil-vinne-Algarve-Cup/
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2011, 05:47:33 PM »
Live updates from Norway - Finland on

http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/A-kvinner/2011/Norge---Finland-Algarve/

in 10 minutes from now.

Starting XI: Erika Skarbø - Ingrid Ryland, Runa Vikestad, Nora Holstad Berge, Guro Knutsen Mienna - Melissa Wiik, Gry Tofte Ims, Lene Storløkken, Elise Thorsnes - Madeleine Giske - Isabell Herlovsen.

not going to watch, am currently at the airport waiting for a plane.
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Good start to the Algarve Cup
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2011, 10:33:03 PM »
Elise Thorsnes and Isabell Herlovsen secured a win for Norway in today's opening match against Finland.  Finland took the lead, but Elise Thorsnes went straight into the attack after the kickoff and equalised at 1-1.

Eli Landsem has set winning the Algarve Cup as a target for her team this year, and even though it was not a top match they have had a good start to the tournament.  "It's always good to have a good start.  It's a confirmation that things we have worked are going well even though there is a lot more to do.  We have set a high target and must learn to work with the pressure on us", said the chief to fotball.no.

All the goals were in the first half.  Finland took the lead in the 28th minute after a defensive error, but Elise Thorsnes equalised straight away.  Ten minutes later it was Isabell Herlovsen who went forward and scored the winning goal after a cross from Thorsnes.

"I am very pleased with the way Elise Thorsnes and Isabell Herlovsen worked together.  They did a lot on the left and we benefited from it.  Many of the players were really tough and showed they were having fun", said Landsem.

"It was a match where we were best, and we came back after a mistake.  Then we scored the 2-1 goal and had full control over the rest of the match", said the trainer.

But Norway should have won by more goals.  There was often lots of room out on the wings that they used, but the finishing was weak.  "We had plenty of good manoeuvres and were aggressive when we didn't have the ball, and cool when we were in possession.  We need to focus more on that", said Landsem.

On Friday afternoon the team will be in action again against the USA, who beat Japan 2-1 in their opening match.  "It will be tough.  We will prepare well and look at the video of today's match, and I believe we can beat them", said Eli Landsem.

NORGE - FINLAND 2-1 (2-1), Estádio Municipal – Lagos.
Spectators: 150.
Ref: Esthalia Mits, Greece.
Yellow card: Pernilla Nordlund, Finland.
Goals: 0-1 Laura Österberg Kalmari (28), 1-1 Elise Thorsnes (29), 2-1 Isabell Herlovsen (39).

Norway (4-4-1-1):
Erika Skarbø -
Ingrid Ryland (Hedda Strand Gardsjord 82), Runa Vikestad (Maren Mjelde 70), Nora Holstad Berge, Guro Knutsen Mienna -
Melissa Wiik, Gry Tofte Ims (Lisa-Marie Woods 60), Lene Storløkken (Trine Rønning 60), Elise Thorsnes (Lise Klaveness 60) -
Madeleine Giske -
Isabell Herlovsen (Leni Larsen Kaurin 46).      

Erlend Marius Aas http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/A-kvinner/2011/Norge-slo-Finland/

Lene Storløkken was captain for the day in Ingvild Stensland's absence.  http://www.lsk-kvinner.no/sak/004309.asp
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Re: National team 2011
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2011, 12:40:20 PM »
Will it be a rotation and Mykjåland and Pedersen up front today against the USA?

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USA 2 Norway 0
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2011, 06:44:24 PM »
Friday's match was a tough one and Norway were a few notches below their opponents.  Eli Landsem admitted they were beaten by a better team.  "They won most duels and second balls, and took the upper hand over us.  We gave the ball away too easily", she said to fotball.no.

USA scored once in each half.  Lindsay Tarpley finished a good attack with a goal after 33 minutes, and then 20 minutes into the second half Abby Wambach had too much time and room in a danger-area and sent the 2-0 goal in from distance.

"The USA did not produce any surprises today.  We made space but were too imprecise in the attacks.  In the first half we had some good runs and put plenty of players forward, but made poor decisions in passing", said the trainer.

The Americans are in match-form, and the Norwegians noticed it.  As of today there are big differences.  "We are out of our season but I believe we will manage to tighten a lot of our play up before the summer", said Landsem.

But to achieve that there is a lot of work to be done.  "We must work hard to come up to their level.  From this match we take the message that we have skills and are on the right road, but we need o use them at a higher level", she said.  "That is why it's so important to play matches like this, that give us answers".

On Monday there is another tough match for the Norwegians.  A technically skilled Japan side will be waiting.  Today they beat Finland 5-0.

USA - NORGE 2-0 (1-0), Estádio Municipal – VRS António.
Spectators: 300.
Ref: Eun Ah Kong, South Korea.
Yellow cards: Guro Knutsen Mienna, Norge; Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, USA.
Goals: 1-0 Lindsay Tarpley (33), 2-0 Carli Lloyd (65).

Norway (4-4-2):
Ingrid Hjelmseth -
Hedda Strand Gardjord, Maren Mjelde, Nora Holstad Berge, Guro Knutsen Mienna (Ingrid Ryland 75) -
Leni Larsen Kaurin (Melissa Wiik 81), Trine Rønning (Lene Storløkken 39), Lisa-Marie Woods, Lise Klaveness (Cecilie Pedersen 64) -
Lene Mykjåland (Elise Thorsnes 64), Isabell Herlovsen (Madeleine Giske 64).

http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/A-kvinner/2011/Norges-lag-mot-USA/
A six-minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwFbov5dywQ&feature=player_embedded
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