(Armenia-Norway 0-9, match canceled) Thick fog in Armenia ended Norway’s World Cup qualifier match on Tuesday. It will not be played out today.
In the 70th minute, the referee signaled for a substitution in Yerevan. According to the regulations, a decision on the possibility of completing a match must be made within 45 minutes after it has been interrupted.
The remaining 20 minutes will be played on Wednesday.
– We think it’s good to play, so we can play well to finish the match. The rule states that line rulers must be able to see each other from a maximum distance. Those are the rules, so we can only accept that, national team manager Martin Segren said in a broadcast to NRK.
Norway led 9-0 after goals from Elizabeth Terland and Lisa Marie Otland, in addition to goals from Frida Manum, Guru Retten, Anya Sonstevold, Guru Bergsfand, Celine Bizet Ilhoswe.
– I’ve never experienced this before, national team captain Marin Megilde told NRK. She did not play the match, but was on the bench.
Norway won 10-0 when the two teams met in September. Norway stood ahead of the game with 13 of a potential 15 points in qualifying and 24-0 on goal difference. On the other hand, Armenia has no points, no goals and 36 setbacks in its first five qualifying matches.
Norway leads the group with 13 points in five matches. Poland has 11 and Belgium 10. These two countries meet on Tuesday evening. The group winners go directly to the World Cup in Australia in 2023, and the runner-up gets a chance through the playoffs.
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