Norway scored two late goals as they came from behind to beat Cyprus 3-1 and boost their hopes of Brazil 2014 qualification.
The race for first place promises to be an enthralling tussle as Group E pits together three sides – Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland – in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking top 30.
Fulham have signed former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise from Serie A side Roma, in a move which will see the Norwegian team up with his brother Bjorn Helge at Craven Cottage.
The spotlight is on the opening round of the Bundesliga season this weekend as FIFA.com also previews the action in England, France, Spain and Turkey.
Norway international Bjorn Helge Riise, the younger brother of Roma left-back John Arne, has joined Fulham from Lillestrom for an undisclosed fee.
Bjorn Helge Riise, the younger brother of former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise, is undergoing a medical ahead of a proposed move to Fulham.