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USA 1999: Norway

Australia | Brazil |  Canada | China |  Denmark | Germany |  Ghana | Italy |
Japan | Mexico |  Nigeria | North Korea |  Norway | Russia |  Sweden | U.S.A.

Norway   Norway: Nemesis to the United States (11-10-1 advantage), a possible foe in the finals, defending 1995 champion is rebuilding but still has a strong veteran corps. Hege Risse, 29, has few peers in the midfield, joined by young players Monica Knudsen and Unni Lehn. Marianne Pettersen, Ragnhild Gulbrandsen and Ann Kristin Aarones comprise a strong forward line, backed up by 17-year-old sensation Dagny Mellgren. Linda Medalin, third all-time in World Cup scoring, has been moved to defense, which was hurt this spring when star Gro Espeseth tore a knee ligament. Brit Sandaune and Anne Nymark Andersen are solid defenders in front of goalkeeper Bente Nordby, recovering from a knee injury. Chances: Solid for semifinals, perhaps more.

Roster
No. Name Pos.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Bente Nordby
Brit Sandaune
Gøril Kringen
Silje Jørgensen
Henriette Viker
Hege Riise
Tone Gunn Frustøl
Monica Knudsen
Ann Kristin Aarønes
Linda Medalen
Marianne Pettersen
Astrid Johannessen
Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
Anne Nymark Andersen
Dagny Mellgren
Solveig Gulbrandsen
Anita Rapp
Anne Tønnessen
Linda Ørmen
Unni Lehn
G
D
D
M
D
M
M
M
M
D
M
G
M
D
M
M
M
D
M
M

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