England vs. Norway: 10-match unbeaten run is ended.
This article is about a recent play between England and Norway and whether it affects expectations about the future performance of the English female soccer team
What can England learn from their recent matches in La Manga?
After a series of undoubted wins, England failed to beat Norway, ending with a score of 1:0. It ended England’s 10-match unbeaten run and many supporters had expectations for England to win this contest. Should the English team be concerned about this defeat or is Mark Sampson simply using these international friendly matches wisely by experimenting with different line-ups and tactics in order to get the best squad at the EURO 2017 Championship?
During quarter-finals of 2015 year, England successfully beat Norway with a final score of 2:1. The players seemed pretty exhausted and everybody judged them pretty equally. The recent fixture in La Manga served as part of preparations for both nations for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2017 Championship, a tournament that is far more important. That is why those who use online bets to make bets on British women soccer team are welcome to do that.
A star of this game was Ada Hegerberg who succeeded to score a single goal during the first half, heading home the winner from her sister Andrine’s free-kick. Even though both teams were substituting players, England did not manage to find the equaliser. As time was been running out, England came closer and closer to getting on the scoresheet but the Scandinavian defense were able to absorb the pressure and England were unable to extend their unbeaten streak to eleven games.
Should there be any concern? Not particularly, the friendly tournaments are the perfect environment for all teams to try out different formations. You could say the Norwegian team were more up for the game to revenge the last time to two nations met when England knocked Norway out of the World Cup but ultimately the result of the game would have provided more lessons for the England squad and management ahead of this summer’s main event.
Despite the failure to beat Norwegian team England is not going to pass out from a road to Euro2017. The next game was against the Olympic Silver Medalists’ Sweden, in which they played out to a goalless draw.
Preparations for the road to the EURO 2017 championship continue with some more tough tests for England as they compete against USA, France and Germany in March.
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