Norway Women's Euro 2022 squad: Who is heading to England?

Norway Women's Euro 2022 squad
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The Norway Women's Euro 2022 squad was announced on 7th June with manager Martin Sjögren selecting 23 players to travel to England for the 2022 Euros. Norway have been hugely boosted by the return of Ballon D'Or winner Ada Hegerberg's return to the international fold. There are also seven familiar faces to viewers of the Women's Super League.

Norway Women's Euro 2022 squad: The players going to the Euros

GK: Aurora Mikalsen (SK Brann)

GK: Guro Pettersen (Vålerenga)

GK: Sunniva Skoglund (Stabæk)

DF: Anja Sønstevold (Inter Milan)

DF: Maria Thorisdottir (Manchester United)

DF: Tuva Hansen (SK Brann)

DF: Guro Bergsvand (SK Brann)

DF: Julie Blakstad (Manchester City)

DF: Synne Skinnes Hansen (Rosenborg)

DF: Maren Mjelde (Chelsea)

DF: Anna Jøsendal (Rosenborg)

MF: Ingrid Syrstad Engen (Barcelona)

MF: Vilde Bøe Risa (Manchester United)

MF: Amalie Eikeland (Reading)

MF: Lisa Fjeldstad Naalsund (SK Brann)

MF: Frida Maanum (Arsenal)

MF: Elisabeth Terland (SK Brann)

MF: Guro Reiten (Chelsea)

MF: Karina Sævik (Avaldsnes)

FW: Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona)

FW: Celin Bizet Ildhusøy (Paris Saint-Germain)

FW: Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)

FW: Sophie Roman Haug (AS Roma)

Norway Women’s Euro 2022 squad: Team preview

Norway have been boosted heading into Euro 2022 with the return of Ada Hegerberg to their squad. The former Ballon D’Or winner had stepped away from international duty in 2017 as a result of complaints about the support the Norwegian FA had provided the women’s team. With Hegerberg back in the side, Norway will be hoping they can relive some of their past glories. They won two European Championships in the 1990s and came runners up as recently as 2013, but in 2017, they exited the competition at the group stage, having lost all three matches without scoring a single goal. 

Norway Women’s Euro 2022 squad: Who is Norway’s captain?

Maren Mjelde

Chelsea fullback Maren Mjelde has only recently come back from a knee injury sustained in the 2020/21 Continental Cup Final, returning to the pitch for Norway after over a year out. Whilst many have focused on Hegerberg’s return to the team as being a key boost for the Norwegians, Mjelde could be equally important as a calm presence at the back if she can return to full fitness in time for the tournament.

Norway Women’s Euro 2022 squad: Who is Norway’s best player?

Caroline Graham Hansen

Ada Hegerberg might be the obvious answer here, but over the past couple of seasons Caroline Graham Hansen has managed to move past her injury issues and truly establish herself as one of the best attacking players in the world. Whether playing on the right wing for Barcelona or as a no 10 for Norway, Graham Hansen’s ability to glide past defenders should leave the other European teams feeling nervous.

Norway Women’s Euro 2022 squad: Who is Norway’s manager?

Martin Sjögren

Martin Sjögren took over as Norway manager in 2016, having led Linköpings to the Damallsvenskan title in Sweden. He oversaw their disappointing 2017 Euros as well as their run to the 2019 World Cup quarter-finals, where they lost to England. 

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Jessy Parker Humphreys is a freelance women's football writer. A Chelsea fan, Jessy has been following the women's game since being taken to the 2003/04 FA Cup final at Loftus Road and seeing Arsenal thrash Jessy's local side Charlton. Fortunately, Arsenal don't win quite as much as they used to – although Jessy hopes Charlton will also be back at the top of the women's game one day.