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Antonio Nusa and Oscar Bobb start together for the first time in the A national football team. Here they are photographed in connection with the annual friendly match at Skaugum in May. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Of NTB | 08.06.2024 18:23:04

Sport: Alongside Nusa, Julian Ryerson, Marcus Holmgren Pedersen and Morten Thorsby also join the Norwegian team three days after the 3-0 victory over Kosovo. Out go Andreas Hanche-Olsen, David Møller Wolfe, Kristian Thorstvedt and Jørgen Strand Larsen.

It will be the first time both 19-year-old Nusa and 20-year-old Bobb start for Norway. They have become crowd favorites and produced many goals since both debuted last autumn.

Ryerson has been a question mark. He came to the meeting with a small injury after the Champions League final last weekend, but has shaken it off.

This is how the team at Brøndby Stadium (4-5-1): Ørjan Nyland – Julian Ryerson, Kristoffer Ajer, Leo Østigård, Marcus Holmgren Pedersen – Oscar Bobb, Martin Ødegaard (captain), Sander Berge, Morten Thorsby, Antonio Nusa – Erling Braut Haaland.

Jørgen Juve’s Norwegian record of 33 national team goals celebrates his 90th birthday on Saturday, but it is living on borrowed time. Haaland stands with 30 goals after Wednesday’s hat-trick against Kosovo, and he can get even closer during the evening.

For the first time, there is a female referee for Norway’s men’s national team. Stéphanie Frappart has broken a number of barriers for female referees and, among other things, refereed in the World Cup for men in 2022. Eight days ago she refereed the Norwegian women’s national team at Ullevaal.

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