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06/08/2008

NorwayUSA

NorwayUSA
2:0
2:0 (2:0)
  • Leni LARSEN KAURIN (2')
  • Melissa WIIK (4')

Summary

Norway quick off the blocks
The two fastest goals in the history of the Women's Tournament proved the difference for Norway against USA in Qinhuangdao. More »

Line-up

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1
2
2
3
3
4
5
6
6
7
7
8
9
10
11
11
15
12
16
13
17

Substitute(s)

5
4
9
8
14
10
15
12
16
13
17
14
18
18

Coaches

Bjarne BERNTSEN (NOR)
(SWE) Pia SUNDHAGE

Officials

Referee: Nicole PETIGNAT (SUI)Assistant Referee 1: Cristina CINI (ITA)Assistant Referee 2: Karine VIVES SOLANA (FRA)Fourth official: Dagmar DAMKOVA (CZE)

  • Carli Lloyd of the USA (L) vies with Solveig Gulbrandsen of Norway in their opening Group G match.
  • Norway's players and coaching staff celebrate their first-up victory over the USA in Group G.
  • Norway's Melissa Wiik (R) challenges for the ball with Heather Mitts of the USA.
  • Players of Norway celebrate after scoring
  • Melissa Wiik (R) of Norway vies with Heather Mitts of USA
  • Players of the USA pose
"We're very satisfied with the win - and yes, it was a dream start. To beat the current gold medal holders and group favourites 2-0 is a fantastic achievement. It was the first time I've beaten the USA as a coach and it was the perfect time to do it. We may have had a bit of luck with the two goals, but we limited the USA to a handful of chances - and that was extremely pleasing for me," Bjarne Berntsen, Norway coach