September 27, 2022

Ada Hegerberg ends Norway exile and named in squad for World Cup qualifiers

Hegerberg eager to ‘get a new story started’

Norway coach Martin Sjogren described Hegerberg as “one of the best” in the world and said her return meaning “a lot to the national team”.

“For the most part, we have talked about how we see the future together and not what has happened,” he said.

“It was mostly to do with Ada’s role and how we can make the team even better. The conversations have been very good.”

The Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) had made several unsuccessful attempts to encourage Hegerberg to return to international football.

NFF president and former Norway midfielder Lise Klaveness has attended Lyon matches in recent months.

“I was able to have very honest discussions with the federation, through Lise at first,” Hegerberg said.

“I am very glad to be able to come back with the team and get a new story started.”

Norway, who are three points clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group F, host Kosovo on 7 April and Poland on 12 April

They have been drawn in a group alongside England, Northern Ireland and Austria at Euro 2022.`