MEET THE NORTH
Norway Women's National Team
For a small country, Norway's women's team has a huge impact. They're always contenders at big tournaments, and they blazed through qualification for France. But beyond that, they're the first women's team to secure the same pay as the men.
Keep an eye out for these players as they try to lead Norway to a world title.
After dropping out with an injury in 2015, Hansen returned with tenacity in 2019 and scored a winning goal in qualification. "Be open about your weaknesses in terms of making your strengths better", she says.
At only 19 years old, Maanum may be young, but she's got plenty of midfield talent. A sensational hat trick in league competition suggests she might play a key role as Norway chase their second world title.
The home shirt features a pattern borrowed from traditional Norwegian skiing jumpers. The words "WE" and "ME" printed on a geometric graphic inside celebrate Norway's core value of equality.
The away shirt is crisp white, accented with dark-blue and red stripes across the chest for a traditional look. Norway's flag on the back of the neck anchors the design in national pride.