Norway celebrate after beating Australia on penalties in Nice. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Norway 1 Australia 1 (Norway win 4-1 on penalties) Norway beat Australia 4-1 on penalties to reach the women’s World Cup quarter-finals for the first(...)

Ireland will likely have to beat at least one of Norway and the Netherlands to qualify for their first ever World Cup.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland v Norway World Cup qualifier, Tallaght Stadium, 5.30pm Ireland could play their way back into serious contention for a(...)

Norway star Ada Hegerberg welcomed the news that the women’s team are to receive the same pay as the nation’s men’s team. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Regarding ranking countries, Norway is generally rated close to the top – that is if you are ranking in terms of happiness, health care and all-round (...)