(August 25, 2010)
Norway finished their first stage of World Cup Qualifying by beating Slovakia 4-0, then pounding Macedonia 7-0, both games being played away from home. With those victories, Norway finished atop their group, going undefeated and giving up only 2 goals along the way, while scoring 39.
Norway now awaits news of whom they will face in the final stage, a single opponent home-and-away series playoff, with the winner advancing to next summer’s World Cup in Germany. The opponent will be one of the winners of the other seven groups within Europe.