Spain vs Norway: Records, Stats, Goals, Head to Head & everything to know

The European giant had a miserable time in Qatar, which ended with them getting knocked out of the competition in the round of 16.

Spain football team in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@SeFutbol
By Karthik Raman | Mar 25, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Spain will be keen to bounce back from the World Cup disappointment when they welcome Norway to La Rosaleda for a Euro 2024 qualifier. The European giant had a miserable time in Qatar, which ended with them getting knocked out of the competition in the round of 16. Spain were one of the pre-tournament favourites that were expected to go deep into the competition. However, not many saw the reality coming when they suffered a shock defeat to Morocco on penalties.

That early exit resulted in head coach Luis Enrique leaving his job as the manager. Soon, he was replaced by Luis de la Fuente. With the Spanish side now set to begin a new ear under Fuente, they will hope to start it on front foot. However, it is unclear at this moment how the new head coach would set up the national team. His first task is to help Spain qualify for the next European championship.

However, the opening challenge will not be an easy one against a spirited Norway side. Norway did not qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. Their last outing was against Finland in a November friendly, which ended in a 1-1 draw. They might not be filled with superstar players but are still capable of giving a difficult time for any side on a given day. With the match happening in Spain, the home side will undoubtedly be the favourite in this fixture, as they have superior quality and depth in their ranks.

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Spain vs Norway: Records, Stats & Goals

These two countries have not played against each other many times in the past. There have only been a bit more than a handful of games that have happened between these two nations over the years in various competitions. A total of eight matches have taken place between them, with Spain leading the way in head to head. The Spanish side have won five times, while Norway have tasted success only once. The remaining two games ended in draws. The previous meeting between these two nations was back in 2019 during a Euro 2020 qualifier. In that game, Norway scored a late injury-time equaliser to level the score at 1-1.

Key DetailsStats
Total matches8
Spain won5
Norway won1
Total Spain goals12
Total Norway goals4
Biggest Spain win3-0 (2003)
Biggest Norway win1-0 (2000)

Spain vs Norway: Head to Head Record

Last 5 match-resultsScore
Norway draw Spain1-1
Spain beat Norway2-1
Spain beat Norway0-3
Spain beat Norway2-1
Norway beat Spain0-1

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