ITALY v NORWAY Stadio Olimpico, Rome Tuesday 13th October, 2015, 19:45 GMT *** . Italy host Norway in the final European qualifier tomorrow having already secured their place in next summer’s finals in France. A win would assure them of top spot in Group H, a scenario which seemed unlikely at the beginning of this year. Antonio Conte’s men were the tenth side to secure qualification following their comprehensive 3-1 win over Azerbaijan on Saturday. Norway still have a chance to confirm direct qualification from this group as they sit on second place but with only two points separating them from Croatia who have an easier fixture against Malta, Per-Mathias Hogmoa s side have to play for the win in Rome. A draw for Norway and a Croatia win would mean playoffs for the Norwegians due to the head-to-head record between the two sides. Team news and tactics Italy After two consecutive dissapointments in World Cup, Italy no longer instill […]

Niko Kovac's Croatia succumbed to an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Croatia. Two strikes from Jo Inge Berget put Norway n cloud nine, as the Scandinavian side find themselve in second position, a point ahead of their opposition. Kovac will have to still more determination in his side, as Croatia have to win both games in order to keep their hopes of automatic qualification alive

NORWAY VS CROATIA September 6th, 2015; 16:00 GMT ***** Croatia take on Norway at Oslo in the Group H qualifier for next year’s Euros scheduled to be held in France. The previous leg of the qualifier was held in Zagreb in March where the home side walked comfortably to a win as they put 5 goals past a hapless Norway in a game that ended 5-1. Croatia sit on top of the table with 15 points but Norway are not far behind and are third in the group with 13 points. Team News & Tactics Norway Coach Per-Mathias HA?gmo acknowledged that there was more pressure on Norway against Bulgaria and a win at Sofia has put the side at comparative ease but the team wants to get a win for their supporters. Norway are the underdogs for this game but have plenty going for them at the moment. They have been improving constantly and come into this game on the […]

Women’s World Cup Last 16 Preview: Colombia Hoping For More Giant Killing Against USA ; England Take On Norway

Colombia will be bidding to create more upsets when they take on footballing giants the United States as former winners Norway play England in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Monday. Colombia achieved one of the biggest upsets in the history of the tournament when they shocked third-ranked France 2-0 in their group match and now have a mammoth task of two-time winners the United States ahead of them. Colombia coach Fabian Taborda said that his 28th-ranked side feared no one, even the second-ranked Americans, as they play outside the group stages for the first time. They lost 2-1 to England and were held 1-1 by Mexico in their other Group F games from which they advanced as one of the best third-placed finishers. “We faced France, a power, and then England, a power and then if we have to face the United States we will be ready to play them,” said Taborda ahead of the tie […]