Your boys took a hell of a beating!

Not wanting to refer back to the late Bjørge Lillelien’s commentary following Norway’s 2–1 victory over England in a World Cup qualifier back in 1981. However, after last night’s display by Denmark I could not think of anything better to describe how Ireland took a hell of a beating in their own back yard. It was a truly outstanding display by […]

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  • Swedes are not happy

    They are absolutely ecstatic. That’s right, Sweden last night qualified for the World Cup in Russia next summer. The first time they have reach the finals since the Germany World Cup in 2006 and they couldn’t be happier after overcoming four-time World Champions Italy over two-legs. Coming into the first-leg last week the Italians were the […]

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  • Norwegian fan heads to Manchester

    An Altrincham FC football fan from Norway travelled hundreds of miles to watch the team he now supports play. Odd Sindre Tonning was once a Liverpool fan but became a fan of Altrincham Football Club six years ago after ‘being them’ on the computer game Football Manager. Last weekend he headed to Manchester so he could finally […]

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  • What is the population of Iceland?

    Because they have become the smallest nation ever to reach the World Cup finals. That’s right Iceland will be in Russia next June as they now await the draw in December to see who’ll they face, but which other Nordic nations will be joining them? Below is our quick Nordic review of the recent final […]

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  • How many teams are in the World Cup?

    It’s a question I’ve heard quite often recently, whether it be down the pub, at work or at a football match. People want to know, but for me it’s something I’ve always known and seem to know well in advance and when qualifying actually starts. More to point, the number of teams in the competition […]

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  • World Cup play off dates

    Yes, the World Cup Play-offs are just two months away now with the First leg: 9–11 November 2017 and the Second leg: 12–14 November 2017, but who’ll be there? Well, three Nordic nations still have hope after this back to back double week of games that have left a much better look and who’s giving them […]

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  • Denmark vs Ireland predictions

    The Republic of Ireland are travelling to Denmark then to take on the Danes in Copenhagen this Saturday 13th November as they go head to head in the first leg of their European World Cup qualifying play-off. Kick off is at 19:45hrs UK time and is being played at the Parken Stadium. If you’re not going to […]

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  • Sweden vs Italy predictions

    Italy head over to Sweden this week so they can face off against each other on Friday night in easily the biggest tie of the four European World Cup 2018 playoff games. Some other nations will disagree but in terms of a so-called “big name” missing on the Russia World Cup next summer then this […]

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  • The curious case of Martin Odegaard

    Martin Odegaard is one of the most promising youngsters, a talented Norwegian midfielder whose fame has spread all over Europe. He was one of the youngest players to have his Senior debut with just 15 years and 118 days, and was the star of his first club – Strømsgodset IF. All of Europe’s finest clubs […]

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