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  • Austria – Norway, at 21.00 Friday

BRIGHTON (Dagbladet): Caroline Graham Hansen (27) and Norway should win against Austria on Friday. Otherwise, the European Cup in England will end after the group stage.

It would be a thunderous failure.

“This is what we didn’t want or expect,” he said after the 8-0 loss to England.

BRUTAL: Caroline Graham Hansen has to state that England are too good for Norway. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Social media was boiling and interest in the women’s national team was huge during the championship.

“Mobs” are whipping up each other on social media and not all characteristics are well thought out. This peaked after the failure of England.

– After such a match in the European Championship, there was a lot of reaction in the media and social media. how do you handle this?

– I didn’t read it. I never watch the news and don’t open social media. Then it’s okay to live with it. Then it doesn’t affect you either, says Graham Hansen.

TV profile 2 annoyed

TV profile 2 annoyed



– You stay away until the next game?

– I purposely didn’t read anything special in the championship. This is a strategy that works extra well when it doesn’t work out the way you expect.

Two teams from the group qualify for the quarter-finals. The big defeat for England meant Austria could draw in a fateful battle in two days. Pressure on Graham et al. very large.

LOOKING AHEAD: Caroline Graham Hansen and Norway have to forgo big losses for England.  Now it's all about Austria in two days.  Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB

LOOKING AHEAD: Caroline Graham Hansen and Norway have to forgo big losses for England. Now it’s all about Austria in two days. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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– I don’t feel that the mood suggests that this should happen, he said of the shock experience against England.

– The guys are ready and lit. It’s hard to analyze what happened. Does not work. We had a plan to stem their run down the corridor. In the end, people didn’t understand what they were going to do.

ABOUT LOSS: National team coaches Martin Sjögren and Caroline Graham Hansen talk about the humiliating defeat for England. Video: NTB
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Now win or lose against Austria.

– If we don’t manage to hold on to this, we have nothing to do in the quarter-finals either. We just need to turn this into something better. “It would be a great way to get revenge against England,” said Graham Hansen.

TABLE EM

English 2 2 0 0 9 0 6
Austria 2 1 0 1 2 1 3
norway 2 1 0 1 4 9 3
Northern Ireland 2 0 0 2 1 6 0

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