January 09, 2020

Football quiz: Norwegian footballers in England and Scotland in 1998
In 1998, Norway could have picked a whole World Cup squad from players based in the UK. What do you remember about them?Which Tottenham goalkeeper captained Norway's 1998 World Cup side? Espen BaardsenErik ThorstvedtThomas MyhreFrode GrodåsWhich former player, signed by Liverpool in 1998, took a break from his salmon fishing business and travelled to Istanbul to watch the 2005 Champions League final while wearing a Liverpool tracksuit? Vegard HeggemØyvind LeonhardsenFrode KippeBjørn Tore KvarmeWhich member of the boys of 1998 retired from football in 2003 at the age of 25, saying: “Once you've played in the Premier League and been to the World Cup, you've seen it and done it … I felt unsatisfied intellectually, I wanted to travel the world”?Eirik BakkeErik NevlandEspen BaardsenSteffen IversenWho was the only Norwegian on the pitch when Paolo Di Canio shoved over referee Paul Alcock in September 1998?Petter RudiTore PedersenEgil OstenstadJon Olav HjeldeWhy did Lars Bohinen, who turned out for Blackburn and Derby in 1998, refuse to play for Norway against France in July 1995? He had fallen out with Erland JohnsenHe was protesting against French nuclear tests in the South PacificHe was told he had to have his mane of luscious hair cutHe was dating the daughter of France manager Aime Jacquet and felt it was a “conflict of interest”How many members of the Flo family were part of the 1998 World Cup squad?OneTwoThreeFourWho finished their career with the most caps?Henning BergTore Andre FloAlf Inge HaalandRoger NilsenLiverpool legend Stig Inge Bjørnebye’s wife has an Olympic silver medal in which event?TennisBiathlonFootballHandballWhile at Chelsea in 1997 Frode Grodas was refused permission to add what to his house, one local resident saying: “This is a highly sought-after location. We don't want someone rolling up and making it look like some kind of gypsy encampment”?A swimming poolAn extension in the shape of a goalkeeping gloveA satellite dishA shedWhich of these players never scored an international hat-trick? Gunnar HalleJan Åge FjørtoftØyvind LeonhardsenOle Gunnar SolskjærVidar Riseth is best known for his post World Cup 1998-2000 spell with Celtic – but which other British club had he earlier featured for?LeicesterLutonLiverpoolLlandudnoWhich 1998 Wimbledon player’s appointment as Wolves manager in 2012 was greeted by defender Roger Johnson saying “I don't know who the guy is to be honest”? Andreas LundStåle SolbakkenØyvind LeonhardsenPetter RudiWhich Premier League club had three players in Norway's 1998 World Cup squad?Manchester UnitedLiverpoolTottenhamLeedsIn which sport did future Sheffield United striker Jostein Flo come within 16cm of the Norwegian record of in 1983?High jumpLong jumpCurlingSki jumpFor what is former Celtic striker Harald Brattbakk is best remembered at Parkhead?Missing from a yard our in the final minute of a 0-0 Old Firm derby draw at IbroxScoring all four goals in a Champions League win over BenficaScoring in the final-day win over St Johnstone in 1998 that prevented Rangers from winning a 10th successive titleBreaking up an on-pitch brawl between Morten Wieghorst and Regi Blinker15 and above.Incredible. You're not Trond Egil Soltvedt are you?14 and above.So close to full marks. Well done13 and above.Wow. A fine effort!12 and above.Wow. A fine effort!11 and above.A very decent effort10 and above.A very decent effort9 and above.A very decent effort8 and above.Mid-table obscurity7 and above.Mid-table obscurity6 and above.Not a bad effort5 and above.Not a bad effort4 and above.Ouch3 and above.Ouch2 and above.Ouch0 and above.Ouch1 and above.Ouch
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