Vauxhall Women’s A International Challenge Match
Scotland vs Norway
Thursday 17th September 2015, kick-off 7pm
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Entry is £5 for adults and £2 for concessions
Scotland's final match in preparation for Tuesday's UEFA Women's EURO qualifying against Slovenia comes against an opponent in Norway who have one of the highest pedigrees in women's football.
Norway have qualified for all seven FIFA Women's World Cup, with their finest hour coming in 1995 when they won the tournament in Sweden. Hege Riise scored one of the tournament's greatest goals (see below). Norway also won gold at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
In Europe, Norway have been one of the dominant forces in the continent. Not only have the qualified for ten consecutive European Championships, they've won the tournament twice (in 1987 and 1993) and only once have failed to do better than the semi-finals stage.
The current squad have a new head coach in Roger Finjord, as they look to continue their remarkable record in reaching major finals. The final matches of previous head coach, Even Pellerud, were at this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, where England knocked them out in the round of 16.
The current generation of Norwegian players are 10th in the FIFA World Rankings and a key player to watch out for is Isabell Herlovsen, who at 27 already has 100 caps to her name. Another player who makes them tick is Olympique Lyonnais' Ada Hegerberg, who at 20 years of age already has 19 goals for her country and a remarkable 30 goals from her 24 appearances for the French side.