Norway Women’s World Cup 2023 Squad : Hege Riise Has Revealed Final Roster of 23 Players

Norway Women's World Cup 2023 Squad

Norway Women’s World Cup 2023 squad was announced on June 19, 2023 ahead of the Women’s World Cup 2023 this summer. The Norway national women’s team is set to play their ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament in July which is going to be co-host by Australia and New Zealand.

Norway head coach Hege Riise revealed the final list of 23-players squad with just over a month until their opening game against the co-host New Zealand.

This is Norway ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, which will be contested in Australia and New Zealand in July

The Grasshoppers won Group F of the UEFA Qualifiers to advance to Women’s World Cup 2023. They won nine out of ten games and went undefeated in their qualification campaign.

Their recent performance is somewhat alarming, though, since they have only won once in five games in 2023.

After a disappointing EURO 2022, Where they exited at the group stage, In their group stage match they suffered their biggest defeat against England, Losing by 8-0. Since, Hege Riise took charge the results have been mixed as they won some and lose some matches too. As Hege Riise herself a former World Cup winner player. Norway were the the champions in the 1995 edition of the Women’s World Cup. She will be hoping to turn around their fortunes and bring back the World Cup trophy to Norway once again.

The fact that former Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg will be eligible for the World Cup is a major plus for Norway. Hegerberg boycotted the 2019 World Cup in retaliation for how the federation treated the Norwegian national team. She participated in Euro 2022, but since then, she has missed much of this season due to injury. She was able to return for the UWCL quarterfinal stage, though, and has since made several appearances for Lyon.

Also available is Caroline Graham Hansen who is arguably the best right-winger in the world currently. Graham Hansen, who sometimes dealt with ailments, withdrew from the national team during the current campaign in order to avoid overworking herself. However, she makes the roster and appears to be prepared to compete in the World Cup. Hansen and Hegerberg can be a deadly combo in the upcoming Women’s World Cup tournament.

Norway roster also include Chelsea’s Guro Reiten and Arsenal Frida Maanum two of the Women’s Super League’s biggest stars this season. They both were nominated for the player of the season award.

Two of the Women’s Super League’s biggest stars this season will also be playing for Norway. Chelsea’s Guro Reiten and Arsenal’s Frida Maanum were both nominated for the Player of the Season award

Norway are in World Cup Group A

As Norway has been drawn in Group A with host New Zealand, Philippines and Switzerland. They will be facing the host New Zealand in the opening match of the tournament on July 20, in Auckland.

Norway Manager for Women’s World Cup 2023

Hege Riise will be coaching Norway at the Women’s World Cup 2023. Riise is a Norwegian women’s football legend having won the World Cup, European Championships and Olympic Gold for Norway in her time as a player. She also won the Golden Ball at the 1995 World Cup. She’s the former England interim and Team GB manager.

“We are making good preparations now and feel confident about the teams we will face,” Riise said. “We have made good analysis and have a plan for how to attack the opponents and how to set up our game.”

“The player group has been involved in discussions about what we want as a goal, and the goal is to win our group. We have the skills and belief that we can progress into the playoffs.”


Norway Women’s World Cup 2023 Squad – Final Roster

PositionPlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
GoalkeeperGuro PettersenAugust 22, 1991 (age 31)70Vålerenga
GoalkeeperCecilie FiskerstrandMarch 20, 1996 (age 27)440LSK Kvinner
Goalkeeper Aurora MikalsenMarch 21, 1996 (age 27)90Brann
DefenderGuro BergsvandMarch 3, 1994 (age 29)224Brighton
DefenderSara HørteNovember 24, 2000 (age 22)41Rosenborg
DefenderTuva HansenAugust 4, 1997 (age 25)271Bayern Munich
DefenderAnja SønstevoldJune 21, 1992 (age 31)281Inter Milan
DefenderMarit Bratberg LundNovember 7, 1997 (age 25)50Brann
DefenderMathilde HarvikenDecember 29, 2001 (age 21)90Rosenborg
DefenderMaren MjeldeNovember 6, 1989 (age 33)16520Chelsea
MidfielderVilde Bøe RisaJuly 13, 1995 (age 28)602Manchester United
MidfielderAmalie EikelandAugust 26, 1995 (age 27)453Reading
MidfielderThea BjeldeJune 5, 2000 (age 23)70Vålerenga
MidfielderFrida MaanumJuly 16, 1999 (age 24)6511Arsenal
MidfielderGuro ReitenJuly 26, 1994 (age 28)8017Chelsea
MidfielderIngrid Syrstad EngenApril 29, 1998 (age 25)596Barcelona
MidfielderEmilie HaaviJune 16, 1992 (age 31)9716Roma
ForwardAda HegerbergJuly 10, 1995 (age 28)7643Lyon
ForwardSophie Roman HaugJune 4, 1999 (age 24)85Roma
ForwardCaroline Graham HansenFebruary 18, 1995 (age 28)9844Barcelona
ForwardKarina SævikMarch 24, 1996 (age 27)386Vålerenga
ForwardAnna JøsendalApril 29, 2001 (age 22)80Rosenborg
ForwardJulie BlakstadAugust 27, 2001(age 21)293BK Häcken

Norway’s Group A fixtures

20 July
New Zealand-Norway ( 03:00 am, Eden Park)

25 July
Switzerland-Norway (04:00 am, Waikato Stadium)

30 July
Norway-Philippines (03:00 am, Eden Park)


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