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Ullevaal Stadium (ATT 11,168) 11th September 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: F Aydinus

Norway Norway vs Slovenia Slovenia

Norway 2

M Henriksen (27)
J Riise (pen 90+5)

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Slovenia 1

M Suler (17)

Riise spot on for Norway

Last Updated: 11/09/12 9:52pm

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Riise: Netted from the spot

Riise: Netted from the spot

John Arne Riise scored a priceless injury-time penalty to earn Norway a narrow 2-1 win over Slovenia in Oslo and get their World Cup qualifying points tally off to a belated start in Group E.

The Norwegians, reeling from Friday night's opening defeat to Iceland, fell behind to Marko Suler's 17th-minute opener but Markus Henriksen equalised 10 minutes later before Riise kept his nerve from the spot.

The visitors, themselves desperate for points after an opening loss to Switzerland, started well and forced the first save in the 15th minute when Jasmin Kurtic's 25-yard shot was parried by Rune Almenning Jarstein.

Two minutes later Suler grabbed the opener with a right-foot shot low past Jarstein after picking up Kurtic's left-wing cross on the edge of the six-yard box.

Slovenia keeper Jan Oblak parried a Riise effort from long range in the 22nd minute and the Fulham man remained the biggest danger, although Tim Matavz came close to extending Slovenia's lead when he fired over on 24 minutes.

Henriksen settled home nerves in the 27th minute when he headed home following a lofted ball into the box from Tarik Elyounoussi.

Kurtic headed just over for Slovenia before the break, and the second half started slowly before Daniel Braaten tested Oblak with a shot from the edge of the box.

With both sides anxious to avoid a second consecutive defeat, chances were relatively few and far between until the last minute, when Henriksen's shot from six yards was well saved by Oblak.

Deep into injury time, Dejan Kelhar fouled Alexander Soderlund in the Slovenian box and Riise stepped up to nervelessly fired home the penalty and give Norway their first points.

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Matches

  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 11th Sep - Group E
    Tue 11th Sep - Group F
    Tue 11th Sep - Group I
    Tue 11th Sep - Group D
    Tue 11th Sep - Group B
    Tue 11th Sep - Group G
    • Bos&Herz
      4 - 1
      Latvia
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    • Slovakia
      2 - 0
      Liechtenstein
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    • Greece
      2 - 0
      Lithuania
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    Tue 11th Sep - Group A
    Tue 11th Sep - Group H
    Tue 11th Sep - Group C

Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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