Norway full-back John Arne Riise believes that Gareth Bale currently stands alone as the best left-sided player in world football.
England took a stranglehold on European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group Eight after holding on to beat Norway in Drammen.
A superb solo goal from Danny Rose helped England cruise to a 2-0 victory against Norway in their final friendly before the European Under-21 Championships .
Richard Dunne, Ciaran Clark and Kevin Kilbane have withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for Wednesday's friendly against Norway, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed.
Portugal captain Ricardo Carvalho says that his side will look to tighten up at the back against Norway after their thrilling 4-4 draw with Cyprus on Friday night.
Barry Ferguson's stinging attack on the Scottish Football Association will not distract Scotland from their crucial World Cup qualifier in Norway on Wednesday night, according to assistant boss Terry Butcher.
George Burley has imposed an alcohol ban on Scotland's players ahead of next Wednesday's crucial World Cup qualifier in Norway.
Norway extended Egil Olsen's temporary contract as national team coach on Tuesday for the remainder of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he turned down the chance to become Norway coach following the recent resignation of Aage Hareide.
Norway have appointed Egil Olsen, the coach who put Norwegian football on the world map in the 1990s, to lead the side for three friendly matches while the team seeks a permanent head coach.