Norway qualified for one UEFA European Championship so far (as of 2020), the Euro 2000 tournament. During the qualifiers, they enforced direct qualification by ending first in their group with Slovenia, Greece, Latvia, Albania and Georgia.

At the championship in Belgium and the Netherlands, Norway was drawn into group C together with Spain, Yugoslavia and Slovenia. With their last group match against Slovenia ending on 0–0 and the simultaneously played other group match Yugoslavia vs. Spain standing 3–2 after the regular playing time, it appeared Norway (with 4 points) would finish second in their group, ahead of Spain (3 points). However, after an unlikely 3–4 comeback from Spain during the extra time Norway saw themselves eliminated. Norway coach Nils Johan Semb worded this as his team having been "at 12 seconds from the quarter-finals".[1]

Euro 2000

Main article: UEFA Euro 2000

Group stage

Main article: UEFA Euro 2000 Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6 Advance to knockout stage
2  FR Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4[a]
3  Norway 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4[a]
4  Slovenia 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head result: Norway 0–1 FR Yugoslavia.
Spain 0–1 Norway
Report
  • Iversen 65'

Norway 0–1 FR Yugoslavia
Report
Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liège
Attendance: 28,750
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)

Slovenia 0–0 Norway
Report
GelreDome, Arnhem
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Graham Poll (England)

Overall record

Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
France 1960 Did not qualify
Spain 1964
Italy 1968
Belgium 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980
France 1984
West Germany 1988
Sweden 1992
England 1996
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group stage 3 1 1 1 1 1
Portugal 2004 Did not qualify
Austria Switzerland 2008
Poland Ukraine 2012
France 2016
Europe 2020
Germany 2024 To be determined
Total 1/16 3 1 1 1 1 1

Player records

Most appearances

Rank Player Matches Years
1 Eirik Bakke 3 2000
André Bergdølmo 3 2000
Bjørn Otto Bragstad 3 2000
John Carew 3 2000
Dan Eggen 3 2000
Tore André Flo 3 2000
Steffen Iversen 3 2000
Thomas Myhre 3 2000
Erik Mykland 3 2000
Ole Gunnar Solskjær 3 2000
11 Stig Inge Bjørnebye 2 2000
Vegard Heggem 2 2000
Bent Skammelsrud 2 2000
Roar Strand 2 2000

Goalscorers

Rank Player Goals Years
1 Steffen Iversen 1 2000

References

  1. ^ "12 seconds from the quarter-finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 21 June 2000. Archived from the original on 29 August 2000. Retrieved 1 July 2013.