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Norwegian national football team

The Norwegian national football team has as their proudest achievement from international football a third place in the 1936 Olympics beating the hosts Germany in the third place final. Norway have also participated three times in the World Cup in 1938, 1994 and 1998. Norway had their most successful period from 1990 to 1998 under the legendary coach Egil Roger Olsen, called Drillo because of his dribbling skills as a player. He started his training career with Norway with a 6-1 home victory against Cameroon October 31 1990 and ended it on June 27 1998 after a 0-1 defeat against Italy in the second stage of the World Cup.

The former U21 coach Nils Johan Semb replaced him after his planned retirement, but has not managed to achieve the same results as Olsen. He was replaced by Åge Hareide towards the end of 2003, who came from Rosenborg.

Some of Norways' best single results are: Norway-Brazil 2-1 June 23 1998 in the World Cup group stage, and Norway-Brazil 4-2 May 30 1997.

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