Norway full-back John Arne Riise believes that Gareth Bale currently stands alone as the best left-sided player in world football.
West Ham United have completed the signing of Norway striker John Carew.
Australia booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup as they secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Norway.
Brazil sealed their progress into the Women's World Cup quarter-finals with a convincing 3-0 win over Norway.
Rosana's goal helped Brazil to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Australia while Norway had a late Emilie Haavi strike to thank as they also won 1-0, against minnows Equatorial Guinea.
Aston Villa have released 10 players after their contracts expired, including midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that he is keen to return to Manchester United as manager, but only once he has gathered the necessary experience.
Manchester United reserve team coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to be tempted by an offer to return to his native Norway to manage former club Molde.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains firmly focused on the future as Portugal look to recover from a dismal start to their Euro 2012 qualification campaign.
Manchester United look set to launch a January bid to sign Aalesunds goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard after Eric Steele, the Premier League club's goalkeeping coach, flew to Norway to scout the player for a fifth time this weekend.
Portugal captain Ricardo Carvalho says that his side will look to tighten up at the back against Norway after their thrilling 4-4 draw with Cyprus on Friday night.