Bad Norwegian memories, English youth, ex-Irish banker

Bad Norwegian memories, English youth, ex-Irish banker

On the bill: England-Norway

Norway's Guro Reiten (left) and Caroline Graham Hansen (right) celebrate a goal under the eyes of their teammate Anja Sonstevold during their Euro 2022 win over Northern Ireland (4-1) at St. Mary's Stadium on July 7.  , Southampton.

Position on Day 2 of Group Stage. Entering the competition with a narrow win over Austria (1-0), England take on Norway on Wednesday 6 July, having dominated Northern Ireland (4-1) in the process. Top spot in Group A is at stake.

The organized nation, the designated candidate for final victory, must still combine success and method. “We didn’t keep the ball well enough”, identified by Zarina Wigman after the opening match. The Dutch coach, who will take charge of the English selection in 2021, led the Netherlands to the crown at the last edition of Euro 2017.

That year, Norway suffered a setback during the competition, returning home without scoring a single goal in the first round. In the process, star striker Ada Hegerberg put her selection career on hold and the women’s national team condemned the developing conditions. Five years later, the Olympique Lyonnais striker Making a comeback, the coach who relies on attacking football is unchanged.

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“We are not in the top 3 [dont l’Angleterre fait partie]But I would say we are an underdog behind the big countries.”, said Martin Sjögren. For Norwegian supporters, England brings back bad memories: it eliminated the Scandinavian selection from the last two World Cups (in the round of 16 in 2015 and in the quarter-finals in 2019).

England-NorwayMonday 11th July 9pm at Falmer Stadium (Brighton) on TMC and Canal+ Sport

Austria-Northern IrelandMonday 11th July 6pm at St Mary’s Stadium (Southampton) on Canal+ Sport

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Euro star: Lauren Hemp

Sarina Wigman was the youngest player to feature in England’s starting XI for the Euro opener. Born in 2000, Lauren Hemp, who turns 22 next month, is already considered the best player in the selection.

Hailing from Norfolk County in the east of the island, young Lauren first joined Bristol City. When she was approached by Manchester City Club in 2018, At first she thought it was a hoax. The rest of his career would prove the Mancunian recruiters right.

Deployed on the left of the Three Lions’ attacking trident, the winger can single-handedly change the course of a match. “There aren’t many players who knock me out of my seat, but Lauren Hemp is one. “When she’s on the ball, she makes the difference, she dribbles really fast, she’s deadly.”Congratulations to Kelly Smith, the second top scorer in England’s history (46 goals in 117 games between 1995 and 2014).

England made three semi-finals at major tournaments in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups and Euro 2017. Hemp wasn’t there, however, and she gained experience by competing in the Tokyo Olympics with Great Britain’s selection in 2021.

In the skylight: Covid-19 invites itself

Before her, Englishman Lotte Wubben-Moy, who was a substitute in the opening match against Austria (1-0), was forced to leave temporarily. “Lions”, Meanwhile, Italy will have to miss out on midfielder Valentina Cernoia.

During this Women’s Euro, pre-match tests are not mandatory. But a group facing several Covid-19 cases should put the people involved in solitary confinement. Matches are played as long as there are at least 13 players including a goalkeeper

Volley: Lewis McDaniel, Austria in sight

« Now this is a bit of an exaggeration, but I’ve enjoyed every minute so far and can’t wait to experience more emotions. »

Lewis McDaniel watched from the substitutes’ bench as his side Northern Ireland lost to Norway (4-1) on Thursday, July 7, but the 22-year-old has every right to enjoy his Euros debut.

A few weeks ago, she was juggling training in Cliftonville, with her Belfast club and work at a bank. Preparing for the English meeting that selected her allowed her, for the first time, to focus 100% on her passion.

Now set to turn football into his profession, joining a professional club, the Northern Irish international is also expected to play in the green jersey against Austria on Monday 11 July.

In retro

Les Bleus made their triumphant entry into the Euros at Rotherham on Sunday 10th July. The France Scored five goals against oneItaly. Three goals from Marie-Antoinette Catotto, Delphine Cascarino and Grace Georro followed before the break, before Martina Piemonte closed the gap. blue. Tricolor coach Corin Deacon got some playing time for the substitutes.

Relive the encounter: Les Bleus started with an impressive performance against Italy

In the same group, The Belgium etc Iceland Failed to decide. Both teams were tied at one goal all round. Dangerous in the air, the Icelandic women dominated the game. After Nicky Evrade was brought down from the penalty spot (33), Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scored with a header (50). But Justin VanHavermette equalized “Red Flames” It was converted, a penalty (67th).

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