Norway have appointed Djurgarden coach Per-Mathias Hogmo as their new manager. Hogmo -- a former Norway midfielder who has previously managed the national women's and Under-21s teams - has signed a four-year contract, with the option to part...
Italy secured top spot in Group A as Andrea Bertolacci's late equaliser secured a 1-1 draw against Norway at the European Under-21 Championship, while England were humbled by Israel.
Italy secured progression to the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals and Norway look all but certain to join them after dumping out England.
Italy claimed a 1-0 victory over England in their opening game of the European Under-21 Championship, while hosts Israel had to settle for a 2-2 draw with ten-man Norway.
Fulham left-back John Arne Riise has retired from international football as Norway's most-capped player.
Connor Wickham's first goal for the Under-21s saw England finish top of group eight as nearest rivals Norway were beaten 1-0 at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium.
Roy Hodgson hailed a "marvellous start" to his time as England manager after beating Norway on Saturday, although he was left concerned by an injury to Gareth Barry that could rule him out of the European Championships.
Norway coach Egil Olsen has hailed Roy Hodgson as one of football's innovators as he prepares to do battle against England in an international friendly on Saturday night.
England right-back Glen Johnson remains a fitness concern ahead of this weekend's Euro 2012 warm-up match against Norway after he failed to complete Thursday morning's training session.
Michael O'Neill has named his first Northern Ireland squad, with former captain Aaron Hughes the standout name in a party of 24 having been persuaded to reverse his retirement.