"I still support Norway". Aged 18, Jean-Aleksander Anciaux was born in Chalon but has Norway in his heart. Born in Norway by his mother who runs the Hotel des Charmilles in Lux, he is very attached to his country of origin, where he returns two or three times a year (in Revetal, in the south-east of the country, to 1h30 from Oslo). Before tonight's opposition, he has already chosen his side.
No stars, but a collective
"I like the values that emerge from Norwegian teams," says one who plays futsal at the academy of football Chalon. "It's always very collective, there are not really individualities, no stars, no one is above the others, and then, at the level of the style of play, it's quite defensive and aggressive enough. In Norway, the primary qualities are often the size, the physical, not necessarily the technique.
His prognosis: 1-1
A draw, it would be good because France is a solid team.
The pre-match info: Ada Hegerberg, great absent
First Golden Ball France Football in the history of women's football, Lyonnaise Ada Hegerberg (23 years old, 66 caps, 38 goals), is not part of the Nordic selection. In disagreement with her federation, she deplores an amateur operation and a lack of consideration for her discipline, materialized by the lack of resources given to women's football and the difference in treatment with the men's team.
Too bad. It's his choice, I can understand, but it's still selection, it's sacred, we must play. In Norway, there is never too much controversy. People put themselves in his place and understand. They do not make a story.
Linda Pedersen arrived in France in 2001. After a hotel training in Switzerland where she met her husband. She returned to her native country, before finally returning to France in 2008. Originally from Bergen, in the West of Norway, she opened a bar in Mâcon since June 21, 2018 baptized … Le Bergen. Difficult to cut with its roots even for miles. "I will stay all my life in Norway," says Linda. "I miss Norway a lot, I try to go back at least once a year."
Norwegian sports fans
Tonight, it will be projected perhaps the time of an evening, 90 minutes of a match that will necessarily be followed in the country. "Women's football is very popular, as much as or more than men," said Linda. "Norwegians are very fans of sports. We are out a lot at home, we do a lot of sport. We rarely watch TV in general, except for big events like this. And she hopes that those who are nicknamed "Gresshoppene" in the country (the "Locusts" in French) will lead the hard life to the Blue. "We cross our fingers but we are convinced that we will win, because we are the Vikings."
His prognosis: 3-0 for Norway
We are not favorite but you will be surprised. If Norway wins, I'll drink a bottle of champagne and I'll scream in the street!
Special evening game in Bergen
The Norwegian player to follow
In the absence of Ada Hegerberg, Caroline Graham Hansen (24, 71 caps, 35 goals) will be the main threat to the French. The number 10 Norwegian who has just signed at FC Barcelona after 5 years in Wolfsburg, finished better passer of the championship of Germany (25 assists this season).
The winners of the Norwegian selection
- Finalist of the 1991 World Cup
Winner of the 1995 World Cup
Olympic Vice Champion 1996
Olympic champion 2000
Finalist of the Euro 2005 and 2013
France-Norway, match at 9 pm, to follow live on our site.