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
. Norway had their most successful period from 1990
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.