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Re: Under-23 team
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2014, 05:53:55 PM »
3-nil over England today but somewhat expected, it's the English U20 team in prep for the U20 World Cup in Canada in August.  Only two of their squad are not eligible for the U20.  England had a goal-less tie with Sweden in their earlier match.

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Under-23 Norway 3 England 0
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2014, 07:30:50 PM »
OK, by contrast Norway had some players with time in the senior squad including Dekkerhus who started last year's European Cup Final.  This is the Norwegian report:

Norway's U23s beat England 3-0 in Kalmar on Wednesday morning.  "We had an attacking strategy and aimed to apply pressure.  We succeeded and the first 30 minutes were outstanding.  England did not keep up and we produced a lot of chances", said trainer Gøril Kringen to fotball.no.

The aggressive Norwegian play resulted in an early goal.  "Melissa Bjånesøy worked well at the front and won the ball by tackling the keeper.  She went to the line and crossed in to Cathrine Dekkerhus who put the ball in at the far post with a diving header", said the trainer.  "For the rest of the match we kept control and England had only two chances, which is not much at this level.  Today we were on top individually and as a team, in a way that makes us who work with the team happy and proud.  The mobility was good in attack and defence and we played the kind of football we want to play".

Norway's second goal came six minutes before half time.  "Andrine Hegerberg kicked a good corner which Anja Sønstevold headed up under the crossbar at the near post", said Kringen.  Nine minutes into the second half Norway scored a third.  "Again a good corner from Andrine to the near post where Camilla Christensen duelled with an English player.  The ball went into goal via the English player.  Very good duelling by Camilla", said the trainer.

Kringen thinks the win was a team effort.  "Everyone stood out today.  We had a collective win with good work in attack and defence.  What is really good is that we produced so much attacking today after a good match against Sweden on Saturday when we were good defensively but needed work on the attack", she said.

So Norway has won the three-nations tournament in Kalmar after 2-1 over Sweden and 3-0 over England.  The other match in the tournament ended 0-0 between Sweden and England.

England 0 Norway 3 (0-2), Under-23, Gröndals IP, Kalmar, Sweden, 18-06-2014
Spectators: 550
Cards: none
Goals: Cathrine Dekkerhus 11, Anja Sønstevold 39, o/g 54.

Norway (4-2-3-1):
Nora Neset Gjøen (Hildegunn Olsen 46) -
Cecilie Brattland Liane (Mali Lilleås Næss 76), Ida Jeanett Fjordbakk, Stine Pettersen Reinås (Ina Gausdal 64), Eirin Bjerkreim Kleppa -
Cathrine Høegh Dekkerhus (Maria Dybwad Brochmann 64), Anja Sønstevold, Victoria Ludvigsen, Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg (Tonje Pedersen 76) -
Camilla Christensen (Marita Holmen Iversen 85), Melissa Bjånesøy (capt).  

Thomas Brekke Sæteren http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2014/Se-hvem-som-starter-mot-England

England: 13 Megan Walsh (Lizzie Durak, 62), 12 Leah Williamson, 3 Hannah Blundell, 4 Jade Bailey, 5 Jemma Rose, 7 Nikita Parris, 8 Sherry McCue, 16 Gabby George (2 Martha Harris, 62), 11 Natasha Flint (15 Ellie Stewart, 74), 9 Dan Carter (17 Jess Carter, 46), 10 Jess Sigsworth.
Read more at http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/u23s/2014/jun/england-u23s-0-3-norway-180614

This from Ada Hegerberg:
Grattis til U23 med deilig seier over Sverige og big sis med assist og mål,yeah!👊 @AndrineStolsmo http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2y93ODomzys
(Congrats U23 for great win over Sweden and big sis for assist and goal)

Norway's Under-23s show their firepower.  Kleppa, Næss, Gausdal, Liane, Dekkerhus, Hegerberg, Sønstevold:

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Under-23 squad for Sweden trip
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2014, 10:17:08 PM »
U23 trainer Gøril Kringen has picked the squad for a match against Sweden at the end of October.  The 18 players will be in Sweden from October 27 to 30.

Guro Pettersen, Vålerenga
Hilde Gunn Olsen, Linköping
Cecilie Kvamme, Arna–Bjørnar
Cecilie B. Liane, Kolbotn
Stine P. Reinås, Stabæk
Ane Sund Walsøe, Medkila
Ida Jeanett Fjordbakk, Avaldsnes
Eirin B. Kleppa, Kolbotn
Anja Sønstevold, Kolbotn
Andrea Haugstøyl, Trondheims-Ørn
Camilla Christensen, Vålerenga
Vilde Bøe Risa, Arna-Bjørnar
Tonje Pedersen, Grand Bodø
Amalie Eikeland, Arna-Bjørnar
Victoria Ludvigsen, LSK Kvinner
Andrea Thun, Sandviken
Synne Skinnes Hansen, Røa   
Melissa Bjånesøy, Stabæk

Sweden-Norway October 29, 18.00, Linköping Arena.

http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2014/U23-landslagstropp-til-Sverige-kamp/
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Under-23s - experienced players
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2014, 09:42:17 AM »
Six players born in 1991 are on their way to Sweden for their last Under-23 meeting.  They have in total amassed 175 international matches at youth level and also 514 matches in the Toppserien.

Two players have been in the international youth football system the longest:  Eirin Kleppa came in as an Under-15 while Cecilie Liane joined in the Under-16s.  The two Kolbotn teammates also have the most international appearances, with 52 each.  After them comes Vålerenga's Guro Pettersen with 29, while Camilla Christensen, also of Vålerenga, has 21.  Andrea Haugstøyl from Trondheims Ørn has 13 and Avaldsnes's Ida Fjordbakk has eight.

Cecilie Liane has played the most Toppserien matches, 147, while Eirin Kleppa follows with 124.  Ida Fjordbakk has 97, Andrea Haugstøyl 96, Camilla Christensen 88 and Guro Pettersen 86.

These players will now be handing their experience on to younger players, in an environment rich in tradition which they and the trainers have created over the years.

Their trainers on the trip to Sweden will be Gøril Kringen and Cecilie Berg Hansen.  The team will be together from the 27th to the 29th before returning for the season's last Toppserien match on the 1st.  They will meet Sweden in Linköping for a training match on the 29th.      

Jan Reidar Vågsdalen
Article/pictures: http://kvinnefotballmagasinet.no/siste-reis-med-u-landslaget-6-spillere-med-514-toppseriekamper/

Cecilie Liane and Eirin Kleppa:

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Under-23 squad changes
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2014, 09:41:15 AM »
Stine Reinås, Melissa Bjånesøy and Andrea Thun and have pulled out of the Under-23 trip to Sweden.  The new players are Lisa Marie Karlseng Utland (Trondheims-Ørn), Nora Byom Nilssen (Røa) and Therese Åsland (Klepp).  

http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2014/U23-landslagstropp-til-Sverige-kamp/

Thun has missed some match for Sandviken but the skipper scored 16 goals in 18 matches this season.  Reinås and Bjånesøy have had an exhausting autumn for Stabæk but it isn't known whether they are injured.
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Sweden-Norway tonight
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2014, 04:43:18 PM »
Norway starters:
Guro D. Pettersen -
Cecilie Liane, Ida Jeanett Fjordbakk, Ane Sund Walsøe, Eirin B. Kleppa-
Camilla Christensen, Anja Sønstevold (capt) -
Victoria Ludvigsen, Andrea Haugstøyl, Synne Skinnes Hansen -
Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland.
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Late goal gives Norway a win
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2014, 10:31:06 PM »
A goal right at the end gave Norway's U23s a good 1-2 win away in Sweden today.

On Wednesday the Under-23s played a match in Linköping Arena.  The match was an even battle but a goal by Tonje Pedersen right at the end gave the win to the visitors.

"Today all the players can say, 'today I played at my best', and that was great, especially with seven debutantes in the team who really contributed", said the team's trainer Gøril Kringen to fotball.no after the match.

Norway took the lead after 30 minutes when right-back Cecilie Liane won the ball after a Swedish clearance, went forward, and shot via a Swedish player and into goal.  "It was a good situation that led to the goal.  We have focussed a lot on the breakthrough and I am very pleased that we scored with one", said Kringen.

Just before half time Pauline Hammarlund equalised for Sweden and took the score to 1-1 by half time.  For a long time that looked like the final result but just as the clock passed 90 minutes Grand Bodø's Tonje Pedersen found the way through for the winning goal.  "We scored the last goal after a fantastic attack, with some good individual performances", said the trainer.  "Tonje Pedersen started it in the middle of the pitch and played out to Cecilie Kvamme on the right.  She went forward and sent a cross to Pedersen who curled the ball in from 18-19 yards".

So the Norwegians could celebrate with a win after a tough match, one with few chances.  "The play was very even and had relatively few scoring chances to either side", said Kringen.  "The second half was even tighter without any big chances until stoppage time".

Kringen is very pleased with the team.  "I am impressed that we stood up to Sweden so well and took a deserved win, at the end anyway", she said.  "What is extra good is that we played with six 19-year-olds and two 20-year-olds, and we made a lot of substitutions so we ended up with a very young team", she said.

"When you play an even match it can go either way, but from 80 minutes onwards we played good attacking football, so from that point of view we deserved to win", said Gøril Kringen.

Sweden - Norway 1-2 (1-1), Under-23, Linköping Arena, 29-10-2014
Spectators: 682
Yellow card: Cecilie Kvamme
Goals: 0-1 o/g 30, 1-1 Pauline Hammarlund 45, 1-2 Tonje Pedersen 90.

Norway (4-2-3-1):
Guro Pettersen (Hilde Gunn Olsen 72) -
Cecilie B. Liane (Cecilie Kvamme 46), Ida Fjordbakk, Ane Sund Walsøe, Eirin B. Kleppa (Nora Byom Nilssen 60) -
Camilla Christensen, Anja Sønstevold (Vilde Bøe Risa 46) -
Victoria Ludvigsen (Amalia Eikeland 46), Andrea Haugstøyl (Tonje Pedersen 72), Synne Skinnes Hansen -
Lisa Maria Karlseng Utland (Therese Åsland 60).        

Espen Haugen http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2014/U23-kvinner-Disse-starter-mot-Sverige/
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Medkila players together again in U23s
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2014, 05:51:55 PM »
Medkila player Ane Sund Walsøe and Avaldsnes's Ida Fjordbakk found their old form together in Norway's defence in the win in Sweden this week.  The duo were put into central defence by trainer Gøril Kringen and played the full 90 minutes as Norway won 2-1.  "It was great to feel the good old chemistry still working", said Fjordbakk, a former captain of Medkila.  

"To play alongside Ida in the central defence was a big experience.  She has become an even better player since she left Medkila.  Also it was fantastic to have Tromsø-girl Guro Pettersen behind us in goal", said Walsøe who made her debut at this level.

She also felt that it was a different experience from playing in the Under-19s.  "What I experienced today was several steps higher.  The players have a better physique, and the play is at a higher tempo.  This was much more like grown-up football.  It was perhaps not my best match in the red shirt, but it was ok.  Now I must just continue to perform", said Walsøe of the Under-23 team which has six players from North Norway in the squad.

For Fjordbakk it was goodbye to youth football.  "The next time Ane and I play together it will be in the A-team.  We have to expect that could happen in a few years", she said.      

Ivar Hjelvik http://www.ht.no/sport/article10289401.ece

Ida Fjordbakk and Ane Sund Walsøe (Harstad Tidende):

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Under-23s to La Manga
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2015, 02:05:44 PM »
Under-23 trainer Gøril Kringen has picked out 21 players for a tournament at La Manga in the period February 24 - March 3.

Nora Neset Gjøen - LSK Kvinner
Hilde Gunn Olsen -  Arna-Bjørnar
Anniken Jerre - Øvrevoll Hosle
Cecilie Redisch Kvamme - Arna-Bjørnar
Ane Sund Walsøe - Kolbotn
Stine Pettersen Reinås - Stabæk
Nora Byom Nilssen - Røa
Mali Lilleås Næss - Trondheims-Ørn
Ingrid Østervold Stenevik - Arna-Bjørnar
Maria Thorirsdottir - Klepp
Guro Reiten - Trondheims-Ørn
Cathrine Høegh Dekkerhus - Stabæk
Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg - Kopparbergs Göteborgs FC
Anja Sønstevold - LSK Kvinner
Maria Dybwad Brochmann - Arna-Bjørnar
Victoria Ludvigsen - LSK Kvinner
Amalie Vevle Eikeland - Arna-Bjørnar
Synne Skinnes Hansen - Røa
Lisa Fjellstad Naalsund - Arna-Bjørnar
Melissa Bjånesøy - Stabæk
Lisa Marie Karlseng Utland - Trondheims-Ørn.

Matches:
28th February: 15.00 USA - Norway
2nd March: Japan – Norway

http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2015/U23-landslagstropp-til-La-Manga/
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U-23 matches online from La Manga
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2015, 10:18:57 AM »
Some of the U-23 matches from La Manga will be covered by pay-TV on line.  For details see: http://www.lamangatv.com/live
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Norway-USA on Saturday
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2015, 10:50:00 PM »
On Saturday five of our players might be lining up against USA at 15.00 in the U23 tournament in La Manga.

The match can be seen on pay-TV for 89 kr (£7.15).  We wish our Arna-Bjørnar girls and the rest of the squad the best of luck!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arna-Bj%C3%B8rnar-Fotball/208174149199243

Back: Ingrid Stenevik, Hilde Gunn Olsen, Lisa Naalsund,
Front: Maria Brochmann, Cecilie Kvamme.


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USA - Norway
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2015, 02:59:10 PM »
An even match but three big scoring chances to the USA in the first half and the last one connected, as the USA came through with all the defence out of place.

In the second half the USA overran the Norwegian defence for twenty minutes with accuracy and tempo, and could have scored three or four more goals.

USA-Norway 2-0 (1-0), U23 La Manga, 28-02-2015
Referee: Justina Lavrenovaite, Lithuania
Cards: none
Goals: 1-0 Shea Groom 42, 2-0 Danielle Colaprico 70.

Norway:
Nora Neset Gjøen -
Cecilie Kvamme, Stine Reinås, Maria Thorisdottir, Nora Byom Nilssen -
Anja Sønstevold (vice capt.), Maria Brochmann (Tonje Pedersen 61), Guro Reiten (Lisa Naalsund 46) -
Victoria Ludvigsen (Synne Skinnes Hansen 76), Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg -
Melissa Bjånesøy (capt.) (Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland 88).

Free highlights: http://www.lamangatv.com/video/2-28-usa-norway-h
Full match: http://www.lamangatv.com/video/2-28-usa-norway-0


In Saturday's U23 match at La Manga, Norway lost to the USA by a goal in each half.

"I was well pleased with the first twenty minutes when we stayed compact and worked well together.  We won the ball a lot, were precise in the forward play and managed to set players up in the spaces.  We did not create very much but we were staying up with the competition", said Under-23 trainer Gøril Kringen.

"The rest of the match left us struggling more and more.  We lost the ball in defance and midfield and had counterattacks coming against us.  It was in this period that the US had their first big chances.  The goal before half time came from being too spread out and not good enough one-to-one", she said.

After half time the US were clearly better and created a lot of scoring chances.  Twenty minutes from the end the Americans had a payoff when Danielle Colaprico scored the second goal, from 7 yards.  "In the second half we aimed to be more compact and play together better as a team, but we did not altogether achieve it today", said the trainer.  "We were displaced too easily as first defenders.  I could see that we are a little below the best in the world, at least at this time of year [before the start of the season].  We saw that earlier in the year as well.  We are in difficulty against teams that are in mid-season but we will work to be better and better as the year goes on".

"Therefore I am not too worried that we didn't keep up today, but we should have kept our structure better", said Gøril Kringen.

For keeper Nora Neset Gjøen it was a busy day's work.  "Nora played a very good match.  She has been up in the A-team several times and is a solid keeper for us", said the trainer.  "It was a difficult match but there is nothing that requires us to get a grip.  We need opolish up the structure in defence, have better mobility with the ball and set each other up in good attacking positions.  At the beginning of today's match I thought we were at that level, so we must work further on Monday".    

Thomas Brekke Sæteren http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2015/U23-Disse-moter-USA/


Melissa Bjånesøy is leaving the U23s now to join the A-team for the Algarve Cup.  Even Pellerud's team still has two places open for additional players.  

Back: Tonje Pedersen, Lisa-Marie Utland, Anniken Jerre,
Front: Victoria Ludvigsen, Hilde Gunn Olsen.

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Norway-Japan today
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2015, 05:02:50 PM »
Norway's U23s meet Japan today at La Manga, with a kickoff at 17:50 CET.

Norway (4-4-1-1): Nora Neset Gjøen - Cecilie Redisch Kvamme, Stine Pettersen Reinås, Ingrid Østervold Stenevik, Nora Byom-Nilssen, Victoria Ludvigsen, Maria Dybwad Brochmann, Anja Sønstevold, Synne Skinnes Hansen, Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg, Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland.

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Japan - Norway 1-0 today
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2015, 09:57:29 PM »
The U23s played well today but lost to Japan by a single goal.

"We really played a very good match", said trainer Gøril Kringen.  It was a match with few scoring chances but Norway started brightly with a shot on Japan's crossbar in the first minute.  They continued to press in the first half but did not manage to score.  Japan scored in the second half when the Norwwgian defence lost the ball.  "We were stressed, Japan shot from 6 yards and it was a goal", said Kringen.

"It was similar to the last match.  We were very good for 20-25 minutes when we produced the breakthroughs we wanted.  Then we struggled for 10-15 minutes again and Japan had some chances.  But we came back in and achieved good control by the end", the trainer told fotball.no.  "It was an unnecessary goal to concede".

Kringen said that failures in only a few details caused Norway to lose the match, and she was pleased with the play seen overall.  "We cleared up a lot of what we aimed to correct after the last match, but it's tiresome to concede that sort of goal", she said.

The goal came after 71 minutes.  Norway pressed up for the last ten minutes looking for an equaliser, but it never came and Japan were the winners.  "They managed to defend well and we did not really create any big chances.  But there are many positives to take from the match.  We showed good mobility at the start and finish", said the trainer.

So Norway's U23s go home with results of 0-2 to the USA and 0-1 to Japan.  "They have been great matches for the players and the development of their games.  Many of them were here last year as well and they developed over the spring and summer in their clubs and also at the U23 matches.  I think this year will show a similar pattern and I hope all the players will take this experience home with them and work hard", said Kringen.  "If that happens we will achieve what we set out to do.  We could have dropped the U23s, as several nations have done, but we want these players to experience international football at this stage.  There's a big difference between the Toppserien and this, and they have to feel it in their bones to understand what we are talking about".

Japan - Norway 1-0 (0-0), training, La Manga, 02-03-2015
Spectators: 50
Yellow card: Akari Shiraki
Goal: Akara Shiraki 71.  

Norway (4-4-1-1):
Nora Neset Gjøen -
Cecilie Redisch Kvamme (Mali Lilleås Næss 89), Stine Pettersen Reinås (Ane Sund Walsøe 56 (Tonje Pedersen 76)), Ingrid Østervold Stenevik, Nora Byom-Nilssen -
Victoria Ludvigsen (Lisa F. Naalsund 86), Maria Dybwad Brochmann (Maria Thorisdottir 67), Anja Sønstevold (capt), Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg -
Synne Skinnes Hansen (Therese Sessy Åsland 76) -
Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland.  

Espen Haugen http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2015/U23-Disse-starter-mot-Japan/

Back: Lisa-Marie Utland, Andrine Hegerberg, Stine Reinås, Ingrid Stenevik, Maria Brochmann, Synne Hansen,
Front: Anja Sønstevold, Cecilie Kvamme, Nora Gjøen, Victoria Ludvigsen, Nora Byom Nilssen.  

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Re: Under-23 team
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2015, 04:38:10 PM »
U23 squad for three matches

Gøril Kringen, trainer for the national Under-23 team, has announced her squad for the mini-tournament in eastern Norway where the team will meet England, USA and Sweden.

Norway will play three matches at the end of May.

Nora Neset Gjøen, LSK Kvinner
Kristine Nøstmo, Trondheims-Ørn
Cecilie Kvamme, Arna-Bjørnar
Ane Sund Walsøe, Kolbotn
Stine P. Reinås, Stabæk
Nora Byom-Nilssen, Røa
Anja Sønstevold, LSK
Guro Reiten, Trondheims-Ørn
Cathrine Dekkerhus, Stabæk
Synne Jensen, Kolbotn
Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg, Kopparbergs-Göteborg
Victoria Ludvigsen, LSK Kvinner
Tuva Hansen, Klepp
Ingrid Stenevik, Arna-Bjørnar
Marit Bratberg Lund, Kolbotn
Maria Brochmann, Arna-Bjørnar
Karina Sævik, Avaldsnes
Vilde Fjelldal, Medkila
Synne Skinnes Hansen, Røa
Johanne Fridlund, Vålerenga

Matches:
May 27: Norway - England, Sarpsborg stadium 19.30
May 29: Norway - USA, Sarpsborg stadium 19.30
May 31: Norway - Sweden, Fredrikstad stadium 13.00

The squad is a strong one with some of last year's Under-19 team as well as others who might have expected to go to the World Cup with the A-team.  17-year-old Marit Bratberg Lund has played in the Under-19s this season and now will have a chance at the next level.

Nora Byom-Nilssen and Synne Skinnes Hansen from Røa:

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Norway-England tonight
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2015, 09:41:38 AM »
Kickoff tonight is at 19.30

U23s training at Sarpsborg Stadium:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.900557903345516.1073742277.158611120873535&type=1

Cathrine and Cecilie Dekkerhus:


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Norway 3 England 0
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2015, 09:55:19 PM »
Norway beat England this evening at Sarpsborg Stadium.  They were 2-0 up at half time after goals by Victoria Ludvigsen and Vilde Bøe Risa.  Maria Brochmann headed in the third goal in stoppage time at the end, after substituting late in the match.

"3-0 against England is a strong result.  I think we delivered a good first half.  We have worked at creating high pressure and succeeded with it today.  We broke through as we intended and set up some good attacking situations", said trainer Gøril Kringen to fotball.no.  "But we have work to do in playing out from the back.  We were a bit too quick to go straight forward and didn't get our angles right".

Norway did not entirely manage to follow up with a good second half but Kringen is impressed with the will power and enjoyment in the Norwegian squad.  "We did not hold together so well in the second half but there is a fantastic will in the play.  They really want to win and achieve what we agreed before the match.  So although we didn't succeed with everything there is plenty of spirit there to take us forward.  They showed that by going up and scoring a third goal in stoppage time", said the trainer.

Several from the World Cup squad were playing in today's match.  "All the players wanted to show their good side with Even Pellerud watching from the stands.  Today they all stood up and worked really hard", said Kringen.

USA will be the opponents on the same pitch on Friday.  "We have three matches this week and will try to share the load out as well as we can.  None of the players can start three matches in five days and there will be many changes on Friday", she said.  "There's no doubt USA will be strong opponents.  We lost to them at La Manga in February and would like to improve on that".

No decision has been made about using World Cup players on Friday.  "For us it's important to give the World Cup team the best possible preparation, so if Even Pellerud wants some of them to play with us on Friday we will be very positive about it", said Kringen.

Norway - England 3-0 (2-0), friendly, Sarpsborg stadium, 27-05-2015
Goals: Victoria Ludvigsen 9, Vilde Bøe Risa 45, Maria Brochmann 90.

Norway:
Cecilie Fiskerstrand -
Cecilie Kvamme, Maria Thorisdottir, Ane Sund Walsøe (Ingrid Stenevik 46), Marit Bratberg Lund -
Victoria Ludvigsen (Maria Brochmann 90), Vilde Bøe Risa, Cathrine Dekkerhus (capt), Synne Hansen (Andrea Thun 61) -
Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg (Nora Byom Nilssen 83) -
Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland.    

Christer Madsen http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/2015/Slik-stiller-U23-landslaget-mot-England/
Match photos:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152745561406626.1073741972.354088481625&type=1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.901304036604236.1073742279.158611120873535&type=1

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Brochmann goal against England
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2015, 09:25:39 AM »
Maria Brochmann scored her first international goal on Wednesday in Norway's 3-0 win over England in the Under-23s, as the supersub.  "Today I was 'it'.  I had a good couple of minutes and there isn't much more that you can get through in that time", said Brochmann to Fotballmagasinet straight after the win in the 4-nations tournament in south-east Norway.

Arna-Bjørnar's central midfielder was sent out only seconds before the match passed the 90-minute mark.  After a couple of minutes she headed the ball into goal from 7 yards to finish the scoring at 3-0.  "We were high up the pitch and I was there as well.  I saw Andrine (Hegerberg) win the ball, then it was just me and Andrine.  I thought the ball would come to the back post and then a brilliant pass came over from Andrine, and I was alone.  It was perfect.  I tried to be secure and made sure to put it into goal", said Brochmann.

Victoria Ludvigsen and Vilde Bøe Risa had put Norway into a 2-0 lead before half time, but the second half was goalless until Brochmann's solid header.  "It was great.  I would have liked more playing time but it was a lot of fun to go on and score a goal.  It produces emotions", she said.

The U23 tournament is taking place in parallel with the A-team's precamp as they get ready for the World Cup.  Brochmann was in the initial squad of 35 but when the final squad was announced the 22-year-old was not one of the lucky ones.  "It was as expected.  I was not expecting to be in because I had only been to one A-team gathering after all, so it wasn't on the cards for me to go to Canada.  It was a big honour just to get into the original squad", she said.  "I will work very hard to be at the next meeting and it gives me enormous motivation just to have been in the initial squad".

Even Pellerud said she had been invited after a good winter for Arna-Bjørnar.  "But it was a little early for her.  She is new in the Toppserien - this is only her second year so she has a lot to learn.  Her tempo needs work, both in her play and in her mobility", said the trainer.  "We have had discussions with all players who might have expected to go to the World Cup, but Maria was not one of those".

Arna-Bjørnar has had a slow start to the season and is in 9th place with 6 points after the first eight matches.  No-one in Bergen is pleased about it.  "We have a young team and we will raise our game in the autumn and show that we belong at the top.  We have five players here now, which shows we have something to build on", said Maria Brochmann.

Thomas Karlsen http://fotballmagasinet.no/?mode=news&id=28855  

 
      
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A goal for Victoria Ludvigsen
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2015, 09:40:15 AM »
First and foremost it was enormous fun to win today.  We had decided beforehand to go out and win every duel, and make it as difficult as possible for England to get into the match.  We did that - definitely.  There will always be things you can improve on but, when each and every player contributes, you can be pleased with the result.  

This was a match that was several notches up from those we played at La Manga earlier in the year, and it's huge fun to be part of it.  You feel ever so proud to see the girls working for each other in every duel.  It was fun to score a goal as well, after very good buildup work by Lisa-Marie who dribbled up the right side and saw me going at 45 degrees before sending a fine pass across.  I just had to tap it into goal.  It's really great to play with the Flag on your shirt in a match like that!

Now the focus shift to the USA match on Friday.  

Victoria Ludvigsen http://www.lsk-kvinner.no/victoria-ludvigsen-med-nettkjenning

Scorers: Ludvigsen, Brochmann, Risa:

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Under-23 team update
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2015, 09:45:34 AM »
Nora Neset Gjøen, LSK Kvinner
Kristine Nøstmo, Trondheims-Ørn
Cecilie Kvamme, Arna-Bjørnar
Ane Walsøe, Kolbotn
Stine Reinås, Stabæk
Nora Byom-Nilssen, Røa
Anja Sønstevold, LSK Kvinner - taken by A-team
Guro Reiten, Trondheims-Ørn
Cathrine Dekkerhus, Stabæk
Synne Jensen, Kolbotn - withdrew 19/5
Andrine Hegerberg, Kopparbergs/Göteborg
Victoria Ludvigsen, LSK Kvinner
Tuva Hansen, Klepp
Ingrid Stenevik, Arna-Bjørnar
Marit Lund, Kolbotn
Maria Brochmann, Arna-Bjørnar
Karina Sævik, Avaldsnes - withdrew 19/5
Vilde Fjelldal, Medkila
Synne Hansen, Røa
Johanne Fridlund, Vålerenga - withdrew 22/5
Vilde Bøe Risa, Arna-Bjørnar - new 19/5
Andrea Thun, Sandviken - new 19/5
Lisa Naalsund, Arna-Bjørnar - new 19/5
Cecilie Dekkerhus - Stabæk - new 22/5

Remaining matches:
Friday 29th, 19.30: Norway - USA, Sarpsborg stadium
Sunday 31st, 13.00: Norway - Sweden, Fredrikstad stadium

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