The Nordic giants are in a position of underdogs because of their poor result in the last campaign. But no teams want to meet them when they are hungry and ambitious for the trophy that were taken away from them for a long time.
How they qualified: Group C winners (P6 W6 D0 L0 F34 A1)
Women's EURO best results: Winners (1987, 1993)
Women's EURO 2017: Group stage
Round 1: Thursday 7 July Norway vs Northern Ireland (21:00 CET, Southampton)
Round 2: Monday 11 July England vs Norway (21:00 CET, Brighton＆Hove)
Round 3: Friday 15 July Austria vs Norway (21:00 CET, Brighton＆Hove)
Final Player List
Goalkeepers: Guro Pettersen (Vålerenga), Sunniva Skoglund (Stabæk) and Aurora Mikalsen(Sportsklubben Brann)
Defenders: Maren Mjelde (Chelsea), Maria Thorisdottir (Manchester United), Synne Hansen (Rosenberg),Anja Sønstevold (Inter), Tuva Hansen (Sportsklubben Brann), Julie Blakstad (Manchester City), Guro Bergsvand (Sportsklubben Brann) and Anna Jøsendal(Rosenberg)
Midfielders: Guro Reiten (Chelsea), Frida Maanum (Arsenal), Vilde Bøe Risa (Manchester United), Ingrid Syrstad Engen (Barcelona), Amalie Eikeland (Reading), Elisabeth Terland (Sportsklubben Brann) and Lisa Naalsund (Sportsklubben Brann)
Forwards: Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona), Ada Hegerberg (Paris Saint-German), Karina Sævik (Avaldsnes), Celin Bizet Ildhusøy (Paris Saint-German) and Sophie Haug (Roma)
Key Players: Caroline Hansen, Ada Hegerberg and Maren Mjelde
Caroline Hansen is a huge part of Barcelona's fantastic attack. She had 8 goals and 18 assists in 32 appearances this season. She has conquered almost every defender in La Liga.
The 27-year-old has played for Norwegian women's football team for nearly 100 caps and scored 50 goals. She knows how to carry the team forward.
- She plays on the right side in most of her games and is recognized as one of the best right wings in women's football world.
- Besides that, Caroline Hansen has excellent skills to cross. She knows how to play tactics with Hegerberg, another top-class forward in the team of Norway.
Ada Hegerberg will be the most cruicial player in this team.
The 27-year-old striker has dedicated most of her career time in Olympique Lyonnais since 2014, which was a period that she scored 192 goals for the club in total.
Having recovered from a long injury, she has not played for the national team for a long time. But she had showed an impressive performance the last time she got back from injury, which just proved her irreplaceable influence on the pitch.
Maren Mjelde has been the team leader of Norway. She has been producing all the time when she was on the pitch.
In the 2021/22 season, She didn't play many games due to the knee injury, but as long as she shows up in the defensive line, the fans feel comfortable.
She has 90 appearances in the national team,and she will definitely want 6 more, which will lead them to win the trophy.
Manager: Martin Sjögren
Martin Sjögren couldn't believe himself when the Norway female football team was out in the group stage of 2017 Women's euro under his guidance without even one goal.
The 45-year-old Swede needs a chance to complete his redemption in this competition. Despite the lineup this year for him is not perfect, he should be able to solve the problems he is going to have.
Norway had reached the summit in 1995 when they beated Sweden with a 2-0 and won the World Cup in 1995.
They are also 2-time champions (1987, 1993) and 2-time runners-up (2005, 2013, which makes them an excellent union with brilliant achievements and great history.
Apparently, the 2017 campaign was unhappy for them when they lost 3 games in a row and was sent home early.
- the two-champion needs to reinvigorate and tries to triumph after a long time when they conquered the continent both in 1987 and 1993.