Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Sam Kerr was one of two Australian players to miss a penalty as Norway beat the Matildas 4-1 in a shoot-out at the Women's World Cup.
Norway have drafted in their towering male press officer to help prepare for the looming figure of French star Wendie Renard in their World Cup Group A showdown.
Norway's Erling Haland smashed the Under-20 World Cup record for goals scored in a single match when he hit a whopping nine in a 12-0 thrashing of Honduras.
Jo-Inge Berget scored twice in the second half to propel Norway to the top of Group H after a 2-0 win over Croatia.
Italy defeated Norway in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Oslo, as coach Antonio Conte continues his winning start.
Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women's World Cup alongside China and Spain on Monday after beating South Korea.
Norway is one of the leading women's football nations, winning the World Cup in 1995, but the women's professional league remains sorely underfunded.
Iceland slumped to a defeat against Norway in a friendly on as the islanders prepare for their first major tournament at the Euro 2016.
Norway's Martin Oedegaard made football history in becoming the first player under the age of 16 to play in a Euro qualifier.
Wayne Rooney marked his first game as captain with a goal as England overcame Norway 1-0 in a forgettable friendly.
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