VIENNA / OSLO (VG) The original national team squad had to follow the Austria match from the couch. On social media, they share their tribute to the efforts in Vienna.
– Absolutely fantastic done by the guys! They all deliver an absolutely enormous match, Kristoffer Ajer writes in an SMS to VG.
He is a multi-player who has used social media to share his recognition after the honorable effort.
Norway was shocked to take the lead 1-0, but failed to get the necessary second goal that will give victory in the Nations League group B1 and a bonus opportunity to qualify for the World Cup. Instead, Austria equalized in overtime.
– For a team, Sander Berge writes on Instagram, with a Norwegian flag and a heart emoji.
– Norway is proud of you, writes Martin Ødegaard in the same channel.
The duo are just two of several who have shared posts. National team strikers Mohamed Elyounoussi and Joshua King were impressed by Ghayas Zahid, who froze 1-0 to Norway after a pass from Veton Berisha:
And they were not the only ones who got carried away by Norway’s goals:
“This is absolutely king! I’m blown away. We are gripped by excitement here at home. One more goal and I say yes thanks to the emergency national team forever “, wrote Minister of Sports Abid Raja to VG during the match.
In overtime, Adrian Grbic equalized for Austria. “It’s funny now”, Raja concluded to VG and thanked the emergency national team for the effort:
«Many thanks to the Norwegian national team for high quality and value entertainment. Going to bed tonight knows it will be impossible to get all the adrenaline out ».
Earlier Wednesday, it became known that
for Romania after they were denied departure to Bucharest by the Norwegian health authorities. The starting point was thus that the Norwegian national team had to score two goals and win against Austria to take the group victory.